The Norman Northstars officially wrapped up their 31st season with their awards banquet Saturday night.
The awards given at the event were as follows:
Barry Patterson Most Popular Player – Hunter Halcrow
McIntyre Defensive Player of the Year – Conner Faulkner
McDonalds Offensive Player of the Year – Tony Apetagon
Most Improved Player – Braden Paulic
Terry Murray Most Dedicated Player – Lance Laycock
Best Defenseman of the Year – Dustin Parker
Cliff Duschense Hardest Worker – Tristan Galarneau
Top Scorer – Tony Apetagon
Top Defensive Forward – Tristan Galarneau
Rookie of the Year – Justin Nachbaur
Most Valuable Player – Keith Monias
People’s Jewelers Ring Award – Braden Paulic
The guest speaker for the evening was former head coach of the Manitoba Moose Keith McCambridge. The team also honored former coach Doug Korman for his two decades as coach of the Northstars and confirmed James Buchanan as head coach for the 2016-17 season, with tryouts to begin in late August.