Medicine Hat, AB – With the conclusion of the 2009-10 WHL Season for the Medicine Hat Tigers, the Club's annual year-end banquet was held last night at The Medicine Hat Lodge.
The night included a tribute to the Tigers three graduating 20-year-old players, along with the recognition of individual players for their outstanding achievements throughout the past season.
Also in attendance was former Tiger great and NHL Hall of Famer Lanny McDonald, who was on hand to present the Gerard Moyer Memorial Trophy to 20-year-old Bretton Cameron in recognition for his leadership abilities throughout the past season.
Leading the way for the Tigers was Captain Wacey Hamilton, who captured four individual awards, including being named the Tigers Most Valuable Player season. Graduating forward Bretton Cameron also captured four individual awards, including receiving the Fans' Choice Player of the Year in recognition of his great season.
The Medicine Hat Tigers would like to thank all the Sponsors for their continued support of the year end awards.
A list of the awards and their winners are as follows:
- Top Rookie – #26 Emerson Etem – Sponsored by MY 96 FM
Unsung Hero – #5 Thomas Carr – Sponsored by CHAT 94.5 FM
Most Valuable Player – #36 Wacey Hamilton – Sponsored by Canada Brokerlink
- Most Improved Player – #6 Matthew Konan – Sponsored by HSB Sports
- Top Defensive Forward – #36 Wacey Hamilton – Sponsored by Bernie Leahy, Club 100 GMAC Real Estate
- Best Defenceman – Cliff Bast Memorial – #23 Tomas Kundratek and #4 Jace Coyle – Sponsored by Boston Pizza
Team Leadership Award – Gerard Moyer Memorial – #28 Bretton Cameron – Sponsored by Lanny McDonald
Three Stars Award – #26 Emerson Etem – Sponsored by Earl's Restaurant
Most Goals – #28 Bretton Cameron – Sponsored by Trophy World
Leading Scorer – #15 Linden Vey – Sponsored by Medicine Hat News
- Community Service Award – #28 Bretton Cameron – Sponsored by Callaghan Inn
- Tigers Scholastic Player of the Year – #30 Tyler Bunz
- Hardest Working Player – #36 Wacey Hamilton – Sponsored by Labels For Men
- Fans Choice Award – #28 Bretton Cameron – Sponsored by The Ridge Spine and Sport Centre – Dr. Sean Bourassa
- Player's Choice Award – #36 Wacey Hamilton – Sponsored by MacLean, Wiedemann LLP
- Playoff MVP – #36 Wacey Hamilton and #30 Tyler Bunz – Sponsored by Guttormson and Company.