Sunday , 2 October 2022
The award winners from the 2018-19 Bonnyville Sr. Pontiacs house.

Cadrin, Giese take home two awards each at Sr. Pontiacs banquet

Left to right: Debra Kaban, Cyril Synder, Calvin Giese, Denis Cadrin, MC Jim Martineau, and Adam Knapp at the Bonnyville Sr. Pontiacs banquet on Saturday at the Crown and Derby. Image provided by http://gamereadyphotography.com.

The Bonnyville Sr. Pontiacs held their annual awards banquet this weekend.

Players, coaches and volunteers gathered to put the 2018-19 season in the books and celebrate the achievements from the past season.

The Sr. Pontiacs went 3-13 last season and finished last in the North Central Hockey League, but only missed the playoffs by a couple points.

They hope to fix their recruitment issues in time to ice a bigger roster next year.

Calvin Giese and Denis Cadrin each won two awards. Giese took home the President’s Award for commitment and and Top Rookie, while Cadrin won Top Scorer and MVP.

Giese played in 11 games and was called by Coach Corey Wandler one of the most consistent players this past year for the Sr. Pontiacs.

Denis Cadrin lead the team in scoring with 22 points in thirteen contests. Lucas Isley was second with 14 points in just five games.

The award winners

Sr. Pontiacs Presidents Award: Calvin Giese

Sr. Pontiacs Best Defenseman: Dru Morrison

Sr. Pontiacs Award of Merit/Unsung Hero: Cyril Snyder

Sr. Pontiacs Top Rookie: Calvin Giese

Sr. Pontiacs Most Valuable Player: Denis Cadrin

Sr. Pontiacs Top Scorer: Denis Cadrin

Sr. Pontiacs Most Gentlemanly Player: Adam Knapp

Sr. Pontiacs Mia Hebert Award (volunteers): Debra and Lorne Kaban.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.