Eakin tops trophy parade at Broncos awards night

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Cody Eakin led the cross ice parade to the trophy table during the Swift Current Broncos awards presentations before Saturday’s home regular season finale.

Eakin skated away with Broncos Molson Player of the Year honours as the team MVP along with four other awards as the highlight to the 16 on-ice awards.

In earning the designation as team MVP, Eakin joins other notable Bronco Most Valuable Players including Joe Sakic, Jason Krywulak, and Sergei Varlamov.

“It’s special to be recognized for those prestigious awards. It’s an honour to be a part of that group of players that has been part of it.”

Eakin, who is tenth in the Western Hockey League points race with 46 goals and 41 assists, had already wrapped up the team’s top scorer award. The talented 18-year-old also added the Coaches Award, the Fans Most Popular Award, plus grabbing top spot in the Three Star rankings.

“It was especially nice to do that in front of all the fans,” Eakin said after receiving his awards during Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday. “Personally, I’ve worked hard over the season to better my game, and obviously it’s nice to get recognized and earn some accolades. But as I said, I’m not a big guy for awards and kinds of things like that. I like to continue improving my game and work hard and help contribute towards playoffs.”

Other players earning accolades during the Broncos 24th annual awards night were:

Player’s Most Popular Player – Western Financial Group Award – Derek Claffey.

Top Defenceman Award – Tom Ham Memorial – Derek Claffey.

Desire & Sportsmanship Award – Charlotte Letkenam Memorial Award – Justin Dowling.

Chairman of the Boards – RBC Financial Group Award – Dillon Wagner.

Rookie of the Year – Standard Motors Award – Reece Scarlett/Adam Lowry.

Leadership and Maturity – Warren’s Funeral Home Award – Michael Stickland.

King of the Road – Jay Dee Equipment Award – Justin Dowling.

Top Scorer – MacBean Tessem Trophy – Cody Eakin.

Coaches Award – Innovation Credit Union – Cody Eakin.

Most Improved Player – Pioneer Co-op Trophy – Brad Hoban.

Three Star Award – Wheatland Mall – 1. Cody Eakin. 2. Morgan Clark. 3. Dillon Wagner.

Scholastic Award – Gord May Memorial – Reece Scarlett/Adam Lowry.

Most Valuable Player – CJFB-TV/Julie Forst Memorial Trophy – Cody Eakin.

Most Sportsmanlike Player – Trophy Towne Award – Stepan Novotny.

Fan’s Most Popular Trophy – Barker’s Jewellers Award – Cody Eakin.

Organizations: Western Hockey League, Western Financial Group, RBC Financial Group

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