Tuesday, December 13, 2011


As we hit the midway mark of the 50th BCHL season, Salmon Arm Silverbacks broadcaster Scott Campbell conducted a poll of the broadcasters of the BCHL for mid-season award winners. He also created a few other categories that were voted upon.

Take a look at the final numbers that include a few members of the Express.

Mid Season Accolades

Voted on by the BCHL’s Media Elite, compiled and presented by Scott Campbell (

Annual Awards:

Best Goaltender
Interior: Michael Garteig (Penticton, 100%)
Coastal: Billy Faust (Nanaimo, 33%) Derek Dun (Cowichan, 33%) Jamie Phillips (Powell River, 33%)

Best Goaltending Duo
Interior: Lino Chimienti/Tyler Steel (Merritt, 35%)
Coastal: Sean Macguire/Jamie Phillips (Powell River, 60%)

Coach of the Year
Interior: Luke Pierce (Merritt, 85%)
Coastal: Jim Ingram/Dale Purinton (Cowichan, 90%)

Most Sportsmanlike
Interior: Regan Sequila (Merritt, 46%)
Coastal: Andrew Gladiuk (Nanaimo, 28%) Wesley Myron (Victoria, 28%)
Rookie of the Year

Interior: Mario Lucia (Penticton, 86%)
Coastal: Alex Kerfoot (Coquitlam, 100%)

Best Defenseman
Interior: Mike Reilly (Penticton, 84%)
Coastal: Craig Dalrymple (Powell River, 87%)

Interior: Paul De Jersey (Prince George, 41%)
Coastal: Wade Murphy (Victoria, 50%)

Awards that could exist

Most Improved Player
Interior: Paul De Jersey (Prince George, 80%)
Coastal: Alex Petan (Coquitlam, 62%)

Best 16 Year Old
Interior: Luke Bertolucci (Trail, 33%)
Coastal: Bo Pellah (Langley, 88%)

Franchise Player
Interior: Mike Reilly (Penticton, 45%)
Coastal: Craig Dalrymple (Powell River, 37%)

Pest Award
Interior: Adam Wheeldon (Trail) Tyson Witala (Prince George) Geoff Chrisfield (Vernon) Jakub Reichert (Merritt) Sean Maktaak (Merritt) Max French (Westside) Silvan Harper (Merritt) Riley Hunt (Vernon) Ben Woodley (Prince George) Travis St.Denis (Penticton)
Coastal: Morley Brothers (Surrey, 50%)

Best Import 
Interior: Mario Lucia (Penticon, 40%)
Coastal: Mike Moran (Victoria, 57%)

Best 20 year old
Interior: Connor Reilly (Penticton, 66%)
Coastal: Craig Dalrymple (Powell River, 42%)

Best Defensive Forward
Interior: Darren Nowick (Vernon, 20%) Kody Dhaliwal (Salmon Arm, 20%)
Coastal: Brendan Forbes (Powell River, 33%)

Player Most Deserving Of Scholarship
Interior: Regan Soquila (Merritt, 45%)
Coastal: Khaleed Devji (Coquitlam, 28%)

Honourable Mentions
Connor Reilly only won one category but was voted for in every one in which his capable of being nominated. The only other defenders aside from Mike Reilly to get votes for Best-D were Michael King and Izaak Berglund. Mario Lucia was a close second for MVP. Dylan Chanter, Cody Depourq and Garrett Forster all fell one vote behind Luke Bertolucci for Best Youngster. Devin Muller came 2nd in the Scholarship category.
Brady Rouleau and Derek Dun both got votes for Best ‘Tendy. Steve Koshey was runner up for Best D. Wade Murphy was a close 2nd for most improved. Matt Brown was shut-out from winning but got a vote in most significant categories.

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