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HockeyNow’s Minor Hockey Player of the Year Award is well on its way to becoming a minor hockey tradition of sorts. The B.C. award has been handed out since 2000, with the program expanding to include Alberta and Ontario last year.

“I feel like an old man talking about this award,” said Two-time Stanley Cup Champion Colin Fraser, the first recipient of the award when he was a 15-year-old Bantam. “Obviously, it was something special at the time and something I’ll never forget.”

Since Fraser, no less than 12 other future NHL draftees and players have won, including Gilbert Brule, Karl Alzner, Stefan Elliott, Griffin Reinhart, Morgan Rielly and 2011 first-overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, to name a few.

“The award is a great honour, especially when you look at some of the people who have won it in the past,” said Nugent- Hopkins of the players who came before him when he was honoured in 2008.

Our Player of the Year Selection Committee, chaired by former NHL defenceman Dave Babych, chooses the winner annually from a list of finalists compiled throughout each season.

With each passing year, as the list of deserving recipients grows, the philosophy upon which the award was built remains the same – to honour the minor hockey players each year who best exemplify hard work, dedication, performance, sportsmanship and leadership both on and off the ice.

 

STORIED HISTORY:
past B.C. Minor Hockey Player of the Year winners

2017: Justin Sourdif

2016: Josh Williams

2015: Luka Burzan

2014: Justin Almeida

2013: Dante Fabbro

2012: Mathew Barzal*

2012: Jansen Harkins*

2011: Joe Hicketts

2010: Curtis Lazar

2009: Morgan Rielly*

2009: Griffin Reinhart*

2008: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

2007: Kevin Sundher

2006: Stefan Elliott

2005: Geordie Wudrick

2004: Dustin Sylvester

2003: Karl Alzner

2002: Gilbert Brule*

2002: Brock Bradford*

2001: Tyler Burton

2000: Colin Fraser

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  • 2017 HockeyNow Player of the Year: The List Narrows

    2017 HockeyNow Player of the Year: The List Narrows

    We’re in the home stretch now. It’s just a few short months away from our judges officially selecting the HockeyNow Minor Hockey Player of the Year in each B.C., Alberta and Ontario, to be crowned in July. Our April preliminary lists feature players who best exemplify what the award stands for, and it's about a lot more than their performance this season. 

    by HockeyNow
    Posted April 21, 2017
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  • Shining a Postseason Spotlight on 2017 Player of the Year Nominees

    Shining a Postseason Spotlight on 2017 Player of the Year Nominees

    We couldn’t be prouder of the HockeyNow Minor Hockey Player of the Year Award and what it represents for minor hockey. For the 18th year, we will be presenting the award to a player in each B.C., Alberta, and Ontario who not only shows great hockey ability, but also brings strong sportsmanship and leadership to the table as well as proven participation in their school and community.

    by HockeyNow
    Posted March 26, 2017
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  • HockeyNow Player of the Year Award in the Home Stretch

    HockeyNow Player of the Year Award in the Home Stretch

    Only a few months remain until the winners are announced. For the 18th year, HockeyNow will soon be awarding some of the best minor hockey talent in B.C., Alberta, and Ontario with the annual Player of the Year Award.

    by HockeyNow
    Posted February 28, 2017
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  • 2017 Player of the Year Competition Heating Up

    2017 Player of the Year Competition Heating Up

    What a thrill it was to watch former Minor Hockey Player of the Year award winners Mathew Barzal (2012 POY) and Dante Fabbro (2013 POY) suit up for Canada last month at the World Juniors.

    by HockeyNow
    Posted January 31, 2017
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  • HockeyNow's Minor Hockey Player of the Year Search Heating Up

    HockeyNow's Minor Hockey Player of the Year Search Heating Up

    The minor Hockey Player of the Year race is especially top of mind at HockeyNow as we look ahead to watching former players of the year Mathew Barzal (2012 winner) and Dante Fabbro (2013 winner) wear the red and white at the World Junior Championships at the end of the month. 

    by HockeyNow
    Posted December 31, 2016
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