Saanich Express Team Awards
The Saanich Express wish to announce their team award winners from the 2018 PNWJLL season. Each and every player (rostered and affiliated player) bonded as a team throughout the season and finished in 2nd place in regular season play. This was a tremendous first season for the Express under new ownership and with only a handful of returning players.
The awards ceremony took place on Saturday, September 15th at the Tsawout First Nations – Gym and Multi-Purpose Room. All in attendance enjoyed a tremendous array of potluck dishes and a wonderful Baron of Beef dinner supplied by our wonderful sponsor, the Local (located at 1205 Wharf Street in downtown Victoria.
This seasons winners are as follows:
Most Valuable Player: Zack Dhillon & Nolan Tytgat
Top Scorer: John Etzel Jr.
Rookie of the Year: Brayden Flynn
Most Improved: Andre Snow
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Carter Wood & Bryan Toth
Unsung Hero: Matt Caseley
Top Defender: Jonny Harmsworth
Outstanding Dedication: Jorden Tytgat
Coaches Award (Offence): Riley Condon
Coaches Award (Defence): Noah Ackinclose
Leadership Award: Dan Barrodale
Volunteer of the Year: Doug Walker
The Express would also like to thank the number of volunteers (Gary Johansen (Pictures), Marilyn Johansen, Keri Ward, Klaire & Aubree, Jacquie Churchill, Gloria Tytgat, Christy Tytgat, Deanna Rivers, Bobbi Walker, and Doug Walker). We would also like to thank our “Game Day” staff; John Charlesworth (Announcer), Newman (Announcer – Playoffs), Kevin Bendall (Scorekeeper), Jimmy Hansen (Timekeeper), and the shot clock contigent of young officials.
A big thank you to our fabulous coaching staff (Colin Bell, Darcy Tytgat, Tyson Leies, Charlie Rivers and Bob Harmsworth for bringing our team a long way in such a short period of time.
Lastly, a “HUGE” shout out to our numerous program, game day and jersey sponsors! This team was able to achieve a number of goals this season because of the wonderful support it received from you. Thank you!
Pictures of the banquet can be found by going to the drop down menu in our navigation bar under “Team”.