If winning the Midwestern Conference wasn’t enough, six Sugar Kings brought home some new hardware after the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League awards banquet on Tuesday evening.
The team was awarded the Herbert G Parker Memorial Trophy for their first place finish. Mitch Klie, Adam Brubacher, Mac Clutsam, Jon Reinhart, and Zac Coulter were given all-star awards for the conference.
“It’s nice to see the individuals get recognition for their achievements during the season, and the all star teams were excellent,” head coach Jeff Flanagan said. “I know the executive and the volunteers are really excited about it because they support those guys all year and then they do well and it really makes them feel good. And it makes us feel good too. And obviously the guys feel pretty good themselves.”
Coulter finished the season as the team’s goal leader, with 27 goals. He also accumulated 37 assists and led the team in game winning goals, with seven. Team captain Klie earned the points leader title with 14 goals and a whopping 53 assists. Brubacher tallied 12 goals and 33 assists, putting him in the top five on the team for points.
Clutsam also received the Cory Stoyko Memorial Trophy for being the best defenceman in the conference. Kings assistant coach Trent Brown received the same award when he played in the 2008-2009 season. Clutsam’s nine goals and 40 assists makes him fourth in points for the Kings.
Powerhouse goaltenders Jon Reinhart and Andrew Lefebvre were given the Twin City Trophies award for best team goaltending.
Reinhart also broke the record for most wins in a season for a Sugar King goalie last week, previously held by Marc McCallum. He held a .922 save percentage this year and had 28 wins and six losses. He averaged 2.44 goals against per game.
Lefebvre recorded 10 wins and one loss. His save percentage was .918 and he averaged 2.41 goals against per game.
Within the Sugar Kings organization, Mitch Wright received the Barb Schaefer Memorial Award as the fan favourite for the second year in a row on Sunday night. The award is voted on each year by Sugar Kings fans and was first given out in 2010. Wright scored 24 goals and tallied 32 assists this season, making him third overall in points for Elmira. He also had six game-winning goals.