Everything has been more than a little different this year, and you can add the traditional "Year End Awards Banquet" to the list of things that sadly didn't happen in 2021.
The lack of an official gathering doesn't take away what the players went through, what they achieved and the opportunity to celebrate their efforts.
Just one man's opinion here - but I think it's extremely important knowing that five to ten years down the line, when the trophies are picked up and looked at and handed out again that there will be names engraved on them considering EVERYTHING that EVERYONE battled through to even make the 2021 season happen at all.
Congrats to all the winners!
2021 Bulldog Year End Awards:
Academic Player of the Year: Ethan Bono
Unsung Hero: Josh Van Unen
Most Improved Player: Adam Jeffery
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Emanuelson Charbonneau
Hardest Working Player: Chase Klassen
The Paul Cyr Memorial Award for Perseverance: Darren Beattie
Coaches Award: Stephen Castagna
Best Defenceman: Ryan Nause
Rookie of the Year: Brandon Buhr
Top Scorer: Stephen Castagna
Most Valuable Player: Luke Pearson