Legionnaires announce award winners without banquet, Degurse MVP

Nolan DeGurse of the Legionnaires celebrates after Sarnia scores a goal against Chatham. November 30, 2017. (Photo by Shawna Lavoie)

The Sarnia Legionnaires have handed out their season-ending awards, despite not being able to hold their banquet due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Forward Nolan DeGurse earned the Sharon Williamson Memorial “Most Valuable Player” award.

He also captured the team’s Leading Point Scorer award, donated by Micor Sports.

During his third full season with the team, the 18-year-old scored an impressive 37 goals and added 31 assists in 37 games played.

He has a GOJHL career total of 72 goals and 59 assists over 128 regular-season games.

Other award winners included:

Sarnia Legion Br.62 Peoples Choice Award – Josh Barraclough

Molson Canadian Most Dedicated Player’ award – Reed Stauffer

The Caley – Williams Spirit Award – Jake Vince and Joe Ferrera

Judy Alix Most Outstanding Playoff Performer (donated by Norm & Judy Alix) – Nolan DeKoning

Most Improved Player – Jett Morningstar

The Orville Duffy Memorial Award for ‘Best Defenceman’ – Ben Schoch

Rookie of the Year (donated by Source for Sports) award – Carson Peer

Scholastic Player of the Year’ award (donated by All Seasons Trophies) – Bradley Slegers

Coaches Award – Ryan Barwitzki