SYDNEY, N.S. —
SYDNEY, N.S. – The Nova Scotia Under-18 Major Hockey League introduced its annual award winners on Tuesday and there have been no scarcity of Cape Breton connections taking house honours.
Cape Breton Eagles prospect Kian Bell of the Steele Subaru Majors of Dartmouth was named the league’s most beneficial participant.
The Fall River, N.S., ahead completed the common season in third place within the league’s scoring race with 29 objectives and 44 factors, solely behind Jacob Newcombe (Halifax) and Jake Todd (Cole Harbour) in factors.
The 17-year-old Bell additionally ended the marketing campaign with essentially the most objectives (29) in 26 video games. The closest to him was Newcombe with 27 objectives in 29 video games.
“I wouldn’t have been able to do it without my teammates,” stated Bell, when contacted by the Cape Breton Post.
“I have to give credit to Ethan Wheeler, he’s been on the same line with me since the first game of the season and we’ve really developed some chemistry.”
Along with enjoying under-18 main, Bell additionally suited up for the Eagles in 9 video games this season as a name up, posting a aim and two factors. He was 13th-round decide by Cape Breton in 2019.
Meanwhile, Sydney Mitsubishi Rush ahead Riley Seymour was given the John Hanna Trophy as most sportsmanlike for the 2020-21 season.
The 17-year-old Florence native completed within the league’s high 15 in factors with 12 objectives and 27 factors in 27 video games. He completed tied for second place in league energy play objectives (6) with Cape Breton West Islanders’ Jacob Cook.
The Post contacted Seymour for touch upon the award, nevertheless, he was not instantly out there for remark.
Koltech Valley Wildcats head coach Michael Lyle of Florence was given coach of the 12 months honours.
The first-year bench boss, who was employed by the crew final August, guided the Wildcats to a third-place end within the eight-team league with a 17-11-1-Zero file, six factors again of the Steele Subaru Majors for second place.
Lyle and the Wildcats will now play Cape Breton West within the opening spherical of the league playoffs, which can start this weekend. The schedule for the collection was not out there at press time.
FIRST TEAM ALL-STARS
Cape Breton West teammates James Beaton of Broad Cove and Keir Jordan of River Denys alongside with Sydney product Nick Mahar took house first-team honours.
Beaton, 18, led the Islanders offensively with 10 objectives and 22 factors in 27 video games. Meanwhile, Jordan, a rookie defenceman with the crew, posted three objectives and 20 factors in 27 video games.
Mahar, 18, is in his third and last season with the Rush. He completed fourth in league scoring with 23 objectives and 41 factors, whereas main the Sydney membership on the scoresheet. He’s dedicated to the Nanaimo Clippers of the British Columbia Hockey League for 2021-22.
SECOND TEAM AND ROOKIE ALL-STARS
Cape Breton West goaltender Adam Tkacz and Halifax McDonalds’ Cael MacDonald earned the second-team honours after sturdy seasons with their respective golf equipment.
Tkacz, 17, is in his second season with the Islanders. He posted a 7-Eight-Zero-Zero file with a 2.97 goals-against-average and a .906 save share. He additionally served because the Halifax Mooseheads backup earlier this 12 months following an harm to Halifax’s Brady James.
MacDonald, 16, has household connections to Dominion and is in his second season with Halifax-based McDonalds. The eighth-round draft decide of the QMJHL’s Acadie-Bathurst Titan was sixth in league scoring with 15 objectives and 36 factors in 29 video games.
The Rush had been additionally represented on the league’s rookie all-star crew by ahead Alexander Christmas of Membertou.
Christmas, 16, joined the Rush this season after enjoying with the Joneljim Cougars of the Nova Scotia Under-15 Major Hockey League final season. He had 9 objectives and 22 factors in 26 video games for the Sydney membership.
Sebastian Lever, who has household connections to Glace Bay, and Conor Blackwood, each of the Halifax McDonalds, shared the league’s finest goals-against-average for the season.
Lever, a Charlottetown Islanders 12th-round draft decide final June, had a 12-Four-Zero-Zero file with a 2.83 goals-against-average and a .890 save share. Meanwhile Blackwood was 13-Zero-Zero-Zero with a 1.81 goals-against-average and a .938 save share.
Sydney’s Sandy Mercer and Cape Breton West’s Marina MacIntyre had been named the volunteers of the 12 months for his or her respective golf equipment.
Other high particular person award winners got to Alex Carr (Cole Harbor/Best Defenceman), Jake Todd (Cole Harbour/Rookie of the Year), Jake MacDonald (Halifax/Top Rookie Defenceman), and Kyle Hopkins (South Shore/Most Improved).
– Jeremy Fraser is the sports activities reporter for the Cape Breton Post. Follow Jeremy on Twitter @CBPost_Jeremy.