B.M.H.L. Awards

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B.M.H.L. Cup (league champions)

The "Holy Grail" of men's hockey in Bothwell. Awarded annually to the playoff champion since the
league's inception in 1972, the modern version of this trophy was handed out for the first time in 2012.
Weighing in at 21 lbs., it takes an entire team to hoist this legendary cup.

2017 - Raiders
2016 - Hustlers

2015 - Warriors
2014 - Bullies
2013 - Warriors
2012 - Hustlers
2011 - Chiefs
2010 - Chiefs
2009 - Streakers
2008 - Bullies
2007 - Streakers
2006 - Raiders
2005 - Stars
2004 - Stars
2003 - Stars

President's Trophy (team with most points - regular season)

Awarded to the team who finishes the regular season in first place based on points. Named after
former league president Jeff Moorehouse, who's insight and vision with the reigns of the B.M.H.L.
ensured that the league would become what it has today.

2017 - Warriors (34)
2016 - Streakers (33)
2015 - Warriors (42)
2014 - Raiders (33)
2013 - Bullies (30)
2012 - Chiefs (33)
2011 - Streakers (38)
2010 - Flyers
2009 - Streakers

Mark Lindsay Award (leading scorer)

Named after B.M.H.L. standout Mark Lindsay, who still holds the single-season record for scoring
with 135 points (64G, 71A) in 27 games.

2017 - Nate Johnson (49)
2016 - Jordan Bray (67)
2015 - Kyle Gillier (98)
2014 - Kyle Gillier (77)
2013 - Kyle Mitchell (59)
2012 - Kyle Mitchell (55)
2011 - Norm Logan
2010 - Norm Logan
2009 - Brent Sherman

Guy Sherman Award (most valuable player - regular season)

Named after B.M.H.L. living legend, Guy Sherman who single handedly carried his team to the
1976 B.M.H.L. Cup

2017 - Nate Johnson
2016 - Jordan Bray
2015 - Tom Jobson
2014 - Kyle Gillier

2013 - Tim Van Middelkoop
2012 - Colin Jackson
2011 - Norm Logan
2010 - Norm Logan
2009 - Justin Wright

   

Rick Wilkins Award (most valuable player - playoffs)

Named after Rick "Prof" Wilkins, who's career in the BMHL stretched until his 54th year.
In that time, Wilkins was a tenacious competitor who took on an alter-ego come playoff time.
His drive, determination, and leadership led to numerous B.M.H.L. Cups.

2017 - Aaron Wilkins
2016 - Jeff Carmichael
2015 - Norm Logan
2014- Derrick Casier
2013 - Orland Hopkins
2012 - Jamie Beatty
2011 - Jordan Bray
2010 - Kyle Vink
2009 - Tim VanMiddelkoop

   

James Hamilton Award (best defenseman)

Named after arguably the best defenseman in B.M.H.L. history, Jimmy "the Weez" Hamilton,
who was noted in the league for his defesive stalwart, cunning spins, and high-flying moves while
winning 6 B.M.H.L. championships

2017 - Jesse Kovar
2016 - Paul Johnson
2015 - Jeff Vanrabaeys
2014 - Aaron Blonde
2013 - Aaron Blonde
2012 - Jim Hamilton
2011 - Tom Mawlam
2010 - Tom Mawlam
2009 - Dean McBrayne

 

 

Junior Kelly Award (most goals scored in a season)

Named after Marvin "Junior" Kelly, who's slick hands and quick release helped him to the 1974
scoring title with 58 goals - in 26 games


2017 - Colin Jackson (27)
2016 - Kyle Mitchell/Jordan Bray (30)
2015 - Kyle Gillier (46)
2014 - Colin Jackson (38)
​2013 - Kyle Mitchell/Norm Logan​ (27)
2012 - Colin Jackson (35)
2011 - Colin Jackson
2010 - Norm Logan
2009 - Brent Sherman

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Ron Horvat Award (best defensive forward)

Named after legendary BMHL player Ron Horvat, who despite playing only 2 season in the the
league, had a lasting impact on the way the game is played. Horvat, who enjoyed a prosperous
professional career in the BIHL (England), could prevent a goal as well as he could score one - and
he scored 62 in one season.

2017 - Lucas Chambers
2016 - Wesley Van Lith
2015 - Jamie Beatty
2014 - Jamie Beatty
2013 - Matt Curran
2012 - Matt Curran
2011 - Jordan Bray
2010 - Jamie Beatty
2009 - Brendan Ross

 
 

Lonnie Hamilton Award (most gentlemanly player)

Named after B.M.H.L. great Lonnie Hamilton, who despite standing 6'4" and weighing nearly 270 lbs.,
did not receive a single penalty in his B.M.H.L. career. In Fact, Lonnie's first penalty came as a member
of the Bothwell Bullets Sr. "A" team - at the age of 28

2017 - Owen Welch
2016 - Heath Brown
2015 - Ryan Mahovlich
2014 - Andrew Manchester
2013 - Cody Mitchell
2012 - Adam Holmes
2011 - Cam Kohl
2010 - Dan Jeffery
2009 - Jason Beamish

   

Chris Sterling Award (most outstanding rookie)

Named after B.M.H.L. veteran Chris Sterling, who as an 18-year old rookie, joined a struggling Raiders
team after being called up from the Blenheim Blades at Christmas. In the remaining 14 games of the
season, Sterling posted 46 points - including 22 goals - as the Raiders earned a birth in the B.M.H.L.
Cup Final.

2017 - Shawn Bogart
2016 - Matt Melo
2015 - Tom Jobson
2014 - Josh Beatty
2013 - Orland Hopkins
2012 - Billy Hopkins
2011 - Kevin Terry
2010 - Kyle Vink
2009 - Jason Shaw

   

Chris DePelsmaeker Award (lowest goals against average)

Named after B.M.H.L. ironman Chris "Doyle" DePelsmaeker, who, despite struggling with vision problems,
managed to post the single-season record for shutouts.

2017 - Tim VanMiddelkoop (2.01)
2016 - Will Demers (3.18)
2015 - Nick Zavitz (2.52)
2014 - Brent Somr (2.72)
2013 - Tim VanMiddelkoop​ (2.98)
2012 - Nick Zavitz (3.03)
2011 - Nick Zavitz
2010 - Derrick Casier
2009 - Derrick Casier

 

Dale Bray Award (most valuable goaltender to his team)

Named after legendary netminder Dale Bray, who's 8 career B.M.H.L. championships (3 for the Streakers)
are still a record today.

2017 - Scott Tricker
2016 - Willy Demers
2015 - Nick Zavitz
2014 - Brent Somr
2013 - Tim VanMiddelkoop
2012 - Tim VanMiddelkoop
2011 - Derrick Casier
2010 - Nick Zavitz
2009 - Derrick Casier

   

Perry McDonald Award (most penalty minutes)

Named after B.M.H.L. legend Perry McDonald, who despite being one of the most feared players in the
league, also had a touch around the net, finishing his career with over 400 PIM's and 400 points

2017 - Ean Smith  (44)
2016 - Brent Sherman (55)
2015 - Darryl Heyink (48)
2014 - Darryl Heyink (39)
2013 - Darrin Harrison (43)
2012 - Josh Benoit (52)
2011 - Matt McGuire
2010 - Brett VanTorre
2009 - Brett Gartner

Andrew Manchester Medals of Dressing Room Excellence (est. 2017)

Named after B.M.H.L. legend Andrew Manchester, a pioneer in the establishment
of many BMHL dressing room traditions. M
anny's approach to team management through
scheduled potluck would grow to define the social fabric of the league in the new era.

2017 - Darrin Harrison (BUL); Jeremy Hall (CHF); Derek Rickman (FLY); Bobby Woolridge (HUS)
           Adam Minall (RDR); Evan Lambrecht (STA); Ian VanMiddelkoop (STR); Dan Jeffery (WAR)

 
 

Neil McWilliams Award (most valuable drinker)

Named after B.M.H.L. great Neil McWilliams, who during his career won 2 scoring titles and drove into
the guard rails of the Bothwell Bridge numerous times

2017 - Chad Vanrabaeys
2016 - Josh Beatty
2015 - Adam Minall
2014 - Ben Gould
2013 - Matt Plaine
2012 - Josh Martin
2011 - Ben Gould
2010 - Stacey Evans
2009 - Kyle Lapp

   

The Coveted Navy Jackets

Awarded to the 4-player team carding the lowest 18-hole gross score at the annual B.M.H.L. Open.

2016 - K. Mitchell, N. Johnson, B. Van Torre, N. Logan (-13)
2015 - T. Mawlam, Ja. Beatty, Jo. Beatty, J. McLachlin (-15)
2014 - A. Minall, J. Wright, L. Chambers, J. Bray (-16)
2013 - A. Manchester, G. Benoit, A. Welch, J. Bray (-12)
2012 - T. Mawlam, A. Manchester, J. Benoit, J. Bray (-10)
2011 - T. Mawlam, J. Wright, B. Ross, J. McLachlin (-17)
2010 - A. Manchester, G. Benoit, B. Van Torre, B. Thornicroft (-12)