Tuesday , 21 March 2023
Nicolas Beaudoin receives the Rookie of the Year Award from AJHL Commissioner Ryan Bartoshyk before Game 1 on Friday.

Bonnyville Pontiacs dominate All-Rookie-Team, League All-Stars

It’s one of the best showings in Bonnyville Pontiacs history.

On Monday, the Alberta Junior Hockey League announced it’s All-Star Teams and All-Rookie Teams, with the Yaks receiving three nods for each of the division selections.

Matteo Giampa, Nico Beaudoin, and Jack Budd were named to the North Division All-Star Team, while Beaudoin, Max Seguin, and Noah Heinrich made the North Division All-Rookie Team.

Only Beaudoin and Brooks defenceman Sam Court made each team.

The accolades continue after Beaudoin and captain Trey Funk were presented before Game 1 with the Rookie of the Year and Most Dedicated Player awards.

Trey Funk receives the Most Dedicated Player award from Ryan Bartoshyk.

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.