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Bruins laud best players at team awards event

Team honours Top Defenceman, Community Leader, Top Forward and MVP after stellar season

As the 2023-24 Border Bruins season wrapped up, the team presented their annual awards to players last week prior to the players getting ready to return home.

Head Coach and General Manager Dave Hnatiuk and team owner Dr. Mark Szynkaruk spoke about the significant achievements of the team throughout the season, but also focused on ongoing efforts into next season to propel the team further toward the ultimate goal of winning the league championship.

In addition to practices and the 44-game regular season schedule, Bruins players participated in dozens of community events throughout the season including weekly “reading program” activities at the local elementary schools, community skate events, and other public functions.

The awards presented represented categories voted on by the players themselves, team staff, and the Bruins loyal fans.

Recipients this year were:

Rookie of the Year - JP Desabrais and Levi Astill

Top Forward - Chad Bates

Top Defenceman - Carter Price

Most Improved - Logan McCabe

Players Choice - Ben Edwards

Fan Favorite - Kade Sicotte

Community Leader - Matthew Dovichak

Most Sportsmanlike - Tyler Burke

Most Valuable Player - Ray Warrack

While many of the players have now returned home, it’s likely many will be seen again at the beginning of April when the Bruins hold their annual spring camp. We expect to see both familiar faces and new recruits at the camp April 5-7, and it will be a sneak peek at players who may be on next fall’s Bruins roster.

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