SAINT JOHN – Matthew Highmore has been named the most valuable player for the Saint John Sea Dogs during the 2016-17 season.
The 21-year-old centre from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, was presented with the Bell Aliant Most Valuable Player Award at the Sea Dogs’ annual awards banquet, held this evening at the Delta Brunswick.
Highmore also took home the Pepsi Top Scorer Award for the second consecutive year.
Defenceman Thomas Chabot also won a pair of awards.
The fourth-year rearguard snared the Sun Life Global Investments Top Defenceman Award for the third consecutive year. He also earned the Children’s Wish Foundation Fans Choice Award.
Overager Bokondji Imama won the Tim Hortons Most Improved Player Award while Cole Reginato grabbed the Irving Oil Team Player Award.
Captain Spencer Smallman was recognized with the Scotiabank Community Service Award. Forward Mathieu Joseph is now a two-time winner of the Alpine Three Stars Award.
Both goaltenders were also honoured.
Callum Booth won the Saint John Airport Academic Player of the Year Award. Alex D’Orio was named the winner of the Grant Thornton Rookie of the Year Award.
Congratulations to all nominees and award winners!
The Sea Dogs face the Rimouski Oceanic in Round 1 of the QMJHL President Cup Playoffs.
Game 1 is Friday, March 24th, at 7 p.m. at Harbour Station. Tickets are available at the Harbour Station Box Office or fans can save money and buy online.
Playoff ticket packages are on sale at the Harbour Station Box Office until the start of Friday’s game. Click HERE for more information.