Our Awards Night had to take on a different look this year – it was presented via Facebook Live from Stu Peppard Arena – and hosted by Mark Stephen. He was inducted to the media wing of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2013. Mark Stephen is a long- time radio play by play voice of the Red and White, also known as the Calgary Stampeders on QR77. Thank you, Mark!
The Calgary Royals 50th Anniversary Awards:
These are unprecedented times and although we couldn’t be all together as we usually are to celebrate the hockey season, it is important that we recognize the hard work that went into making this a great hockey season.
Please note that although we have recognized individual and team awards April 29th, we will have the recipients meet at the arena to pick up and accept their award and have their photos taken at a later date.
The following league wide Elite Council Awards are governed and selected by the respective rules and regulations outlined by Elite Council. They encompass the AA and Junior B leagues in Calgary.
Bantam AA- City Champions is awarded to Royals Bantam AA Gold led by Head Coach Jon Petrash
Bantam AA- Best Defenseman is awarded to Harrison Brunicke of AA White.
Midget AA – Best Defenseman is awarded to Brady Brenner Midget AA Gold
Midget AA – Scoring Champion – the winner is Carson Baylis Midget AA Gold
Junior B- Best Defenseman– the winner is Alex Leonidis of Junior B Blue
Hockey Calgary recognizes one CRAA volunteer each year. The volunteer of the year goes to Diana Hartford.
The winners of the following League awards are governed and selected by the respective rules and regulations outlined by each league: AMHL, AMMHL and AMBHL
AMBHL – Bantam AAA
Coach of the Year- Nick Symon
Outstanding Player- Aiden Oiring
Outstanding Forward- Aiden Oiring
Top Scorer- Aiden Oiring
Most Sportsmanlike Player- Matteo Danis
AMHL – Midget AAA Scholarship Winner – Rhys Bentham
Congratulations to all Elite Council and League Award recipients.
The Calgary Royals are proud to offer a robust scholarship program for our players.
The following Scholarship recipients were deserving in their respective awards based on the following criteria: Leadership and Sportsmanship, Hockey Ability, Community Involvement and Work and lastly Scholastic Achievement. Thank you to the scholarship committee who reviewed the 12 applications we received this year.
The winner of the Josh Wozny Scholarship– is Riley Hearn
The winner of the Stu Peppard Scholarship– is Joel Riddell
The winner of the Kyle Blais Scholarship– is Alex Walicki
The winner of the Ed Melville Scholarship– is Carson Baylis
The winner of the Kris Katsaounis Scholarship– is Jack Wolder
The winner of the Jeff Neihaus Scholarship– is Scott Burgess
The winner of the Terry Spink Scholarship– is Evan Horwitz
The winner of the Dale Dupont Scholarship– is Zeth Kindrachuk
The winner of the Jody Bryan Scholarship – is Caleb Miyagishima
Congratulations to all scholarship award recipients. You will receive an email in the next week.
The Calgary Royals Awards
The Most Sportsmanlike Team trophy is awarded annually to the Calgary Royals Athletic Association team that is assessed the least penalty minutes during League play. The team award goes to Bantam AA White.
The Bill Shearer Memorial is awarded to a dedicated Midget AAA Player chosen by the coaching staff of the AAA Midget Hockey Team. The award goes to Rhys Bentham
The Reg Turner Memorial is awarded to a Junior B hockey player with proven leadership qualities and portrays dedication and sportsmanship during the regular season. And the award goes to Spencer Selby
The Emile Dupont Memorial goes to a Midget AA player who represents the Calgary Royals Athletic Association in a leadership role, displaying outstanding qualities, including sportsmanship, and dedication to his team. The award goes to Ethan Zielke
The Ed Melville Memorial is awarded to a Bantam AAA hockey player who represents the Calgary Royals Athletic Association in a leadership role, displaying outstanding qualities, including sportsmanship firstly, and dedication to his team. And the award goes to Owen Howes
The Mike Vernon Award is awarded to the goaltender with the best goals against average based on Elite Council League statistics. The award goes to Adam Kelly
The Manager of the Year is awarded to the manager who best supports Calgary Royals Athletic Association policies and procedures during the hockey season: Awarded to: Bryce Bunz
The Coordinator of the Year is awarded to the director who exemplifies leadership, sportsmanship, and good communications skills. The Director must show respect for the game and provide clear direction to the team throughout the year. Awarded to: Chris Anderson
The Volunteer of the Year– This award acknowledges an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the Royals hockey association over the past season. Awarded to: Laurie Quinn
The Coach of the Year Award is presented annually to the Head Coach who has best developed his team in the Calgary Royals Athletic Association in all aspects of the game. This years’ Coach of the year goes to Jon Petrash
The President’s Award is presented to a volunteer who has provided many hours of dedicated service to the association over the year. This year’s recipient of the President’s Award is Dan Danis
Congratulations to all of the Calgary Royals Award Recipients
Individual Team Awards
Bantam AA Blue awards as determined by head coach Wayne Potter
Most Valuable Player Award- Yianni Zack
Best Defensive Player Award- Brett Setter and Jasper Whiteley
Hardest Working Player Award- Jonathan Brackman
Most Improved Player Award- Riley Bracko and Quinn Tavender
Bantam AA Gold awards as determined by head coach Jon Petrash
Most Valuable Player Award- Kenny Sutton
Best Defensive Player Award- Ben Laurette and Elliot Zan
Hardest Working Player Award- Ben Ankerman
Most Improved Player Award- Griffin Mills and Dylan Schlachter
Bantam AA White awards as determined by head coach Chad Scharff
Most Valuable Player Award- Ryan Gillis
Best Defensive Player Award- Quinnlan Keeler
Hardest Working Player Award- Nolan Dupont
Most Improved Player Award- Andrew Chio
Bantam AAA awards as determined by head coach Nick Symon
Most Valuable Player Award- Aiden Oiring
Best Defensive Player Award- Kaiden Emond
Hardest Working Player Award- Lachlan Sartison and Hunter Delf
Most Improved Player Award- Justin King and Marek Howell
Minor Midget AAA Blue awards as determined by head coach Jason Carruthers
Most Valuable Player Award- Jake Shtaif
Best Defensive Player Award- Doug Myers and Jacob Lapointe
Hardest Working Player Award- Ethan Button
Most Improved Player Award- Myles Lindenbach
Minor Midget AAA Gold awards as determined by head coach Brad Hodge
Most Valuable Player Award- Beckett Kirstine
Best Defensive Player Award- Sean Quinn
Hardest Working Player Award- Carson Deis
Most Improved Player Award- Tim Jozsa
Midget AA Blue awards as determined by head coach Drew Coles
Most Valuable Player Award- Riley Hearn
Best Defensive Player Award- Felix Morin
Hardest Working Player Award- Peter Rendek
Most Improved Player Award- Jamal Shaw
Midget AA Gold awards as determined by head coach Tyler Wagner
Most Valuable Player Award- Carson Baylis
Best Defensive Player Award- Ethan Zielke and Brady Brenner
Hardest Working Player Award- Ryan Johnson and Zach Bewcyk
Most Improved Player Award- Will Davies
Midget AAA awards as determined by head coach Mike Langen
Most Valuable Player Award- Rhys Bentham
Best Defensive Player Award- Aidan Bangs
Hardest Working Player Award- Zeth Kindrachuk and Kyle Woo
Most Improved Player Award- Simon Diaz
Junior B Blue awards as determined by head coach Darcy McGuire
Most Valuable Player Award- Radek McGuire and Alex Leonidas
Best Defensive Player Award- Garrett Sekiya
Hardest Working Player Award- Spencer Patterson
Most Improved Player Award- Connor Christensen
Junior B Gold as determined by head coach Derek Bell
Most Valuable Player Award – Spencer Selby
Best Defensive Player Award- Jake Biddell- Halcrow
Hardest Working Player Award- John Stephen
Most Improved Player Award- Hans Vivian
Thank you to all of our Coaches- Congratulations to the teams Award Recipients
The CRAA would also like to recognize the following teams and players:
We had a great Bantam AA Season and some high points of note:
Congratulations to the only true City Champions this season – Bantam AA Gold – it was unfortunate that you were not able to attend provincials, but we know you would have done well!
Congratulations goes out to Bantam AA White – our Esso Minor Hockey League Champions
There are four athletes who played for the Royals who incurred zero penalty minutes this season.
Bantam AA Jonathon Brackman
Minor Midget Gold James Kurrant
Midget AA Gold Zachary Piche
Junior B Blue Connor Christensen
The following two Royals Athletes were drafted in the WHL Bantam Draft
Bantam AAA Aiden Oiring
Bantam AAA Andrew Basha
Registration for next year’s hockey season will occur sometime after July 1st. Please check the website for more information as we know it.
The Annual General Meeting is on hold until further notice.
We wish to thank the following organizations for their support this year:
Global Sport Academy
Benson Concussion Institute
Mahikan Medical Services
Universal Coach Lines Ltd
We want to thank all of the coaches, trainers and managers for the countless hours of time and dedication you gave to your teams this year.
Thank you to all of the volunteers who assisted each team throughout the year. Thank you to the board of directors for the many hours of time and commitment to the Royals organization. Thank you to the parents. You all contributed to the success of the 50th year of the Royals. We look forward to seeing everyone at tryouts in September.
Have a wonderful and safe summer!