The MHL is proud to announce their final three award winners for the 2016-17 regular season.
MHL COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD
SEBASTIEN CORMIER – SUMMERSIDE WESTERN CAPITALS
Cormier, a 20 year old from Stratford PEI, has spent the past two seasons with the Caps. A leader on the ice, he takes a big leadership role in the community as well. In addition to initiatives such as assisting with school reading programs, participating in ball hockey games and hitting the ice on backyard rinks with local kids, Cormier made headlines earlier this year when after meeting a young girl at a team sponsored skate, he realized that girl was wearing training aids instead of real skates. The Caps defenseman proceeded to purchase, out of his own pocket, a pair of skates for the young girl.
The family of the girl was overwhelmed by the gesture. However, Western Capitals Head Coach Billy McGuigan says it’s just part Sebastien’s nature.
“Sebastian is always willing to lend a hand, he is excellent role model with the children of PEI and provides leadership in the community as a Western Capital,” McGuigan said.
ROGER MEEK EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD
This year’s recipients of the Roger Meek Executive of the Year Award – The Miramichi TImberwolves – went from missing the playoffs in 2016 to first place in the Eastlink North Division with a regular season record of 35-12-2-1 in 2016-17; a 19 point improvement over the previous year. They then embarked on a memorable playoff run that saw them reach the MHL Final for the first time in franchise history. They are a constant presence in the community and wrapped up this season by hosting an AGM and Draft weekend that was enjoyed and appreciated by all who particpated.
MOE BENT BUILDERS AWARD
DOUG COOLING – MIRAMICHI TIMBERWOLVES
Doug Cooling joined the Timberwolves organization at the same time the team entered the league in 2000. Since then, the T-Wolves General Manager has helped build clubs that have captured five regular season division titles as well as one berth in the MHL Playoff Championship. His ability to trade, draft and recruit players has helped keep the Miramichi franchise competitive more often than not in the MHL and an entertainment staple in the Miramichi region as well. Cooling’s status as a builder extends not only to the Timberwolves franchise, but to the MHL as a whole.
The MHL congratulates all of their award winners for the 2016-17 regular season and playoffs.
Director of Communications, MHL