The Saint John Sea Dogs will once again celebrate their annual awards with a banquet. Handed out since the 2005-2006 season, the awards celebrate the many aspects of the team, from on-ice performance to community involvement and more.
The 2012-2013 banquet is set for March 19 at the Delta Brunswick Ballroom. Ticket prices are $70 for a single ticket and $500 for a table of eight. For season-ticket holders prices are $55 for a single ticket and $400 for a table of eight. The formal night will include cocktails at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner and awards beginning at 6:30.
The awards given out in March are the Bell Aliant Most Valuable Player, Grant Thornton Rookie of the Year, Sun Life Global Investments Top Defenseman, Saint John Airport Academic Player of the Year, Tim Hortons Most Improved Player, Irving Oil Team Player, ScotiaBank Community Service, Alpine Three Stars, Children’s Wish Foundation Fan Choice, and the Pepsi Top Scorer.
Last year’s winners include Grant West with the ScotiaBank Community Service Award while Danick Gauthier took home the Tim Hortons Most Improved Player Award. Stephen MacAulay won the Irving Oil Team Player Award for the second year in a row with Kevin Gagne nabbing the Saint John Airport Academic Player of the Year and the Sun Life Global Investments Top Defenseman awards.
Two rookies played so well last year that the Grant Thornton Rookie of the Year Award was given to both of them. Oliver Cooper and Sebastien Auger split the prize as top rookies. Jonathan Huberdeau took the Children’s Wish Fan Choice award and Zack Phillips grabbed the Bell Aliant Most Valuable Player hardware.
Gauthier was a three time winner at last year’s banquet, taking home the most hardware. Along with the Most Improved Player award, he took home the Pepsi Top Scorer and Apine 3-Star Awards as well.
For additional information on purchasing tickets, please call the Sea Dogs office (506) 632-9260, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bold prediction: Sebastien Auger is going to win some stuff.