Moose Jaw Warriors Annual Yara Awards Night

 Photo: Andy Hamilton Photography  The Warriors and WHL President, Richard Doerkson, posing with the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy

Photo: Andy Hamilton Photography

The Warriors and WHL President, Richard Doerkson, posing with the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy

Nick Murray

There was lots of pre-game action at Mosaic Place on Friday night, as it was the final home game of the regular season and the Moose Jaw Warriors held their annual Yara Awards Ceremony on the ice. 

Warriors Communication Manager, James Gallo, oversaw the event.

Captain Brett Howden was presented with the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy, by WHL President, Richard Doerkson, on behalf of the Moose Jaw Warriors Hockey Club, for being the regular season champion of the WHL. Howden waved the entire team over so they could pose with the Trophy.

Jayden Halbgewachs won big at the event, taking home the Yara Fans Choice Award, the RBC Top Scorer Award with 125 points and the Player of the Year Award, which was presented by Warriors president, Chad Taylor.

Halbgewachs also raised $31,250 in Mosaic Points for Hunger, simply by having an outstanding season and scoring so many points.

Tanner Jeannot was another big winner at this years event. Winning the same three awards that he won last year. The Mark MacKay Hustle Award; The Humanitarian Award, presented by Co-op and the Cody Smuk Un-sung Hero Award. Cody Smuk was a former Warrior whose life was cut short, in 2015, after a battle with cancer.

The Emerald Custom Creations 3 Stars award for most points gathered in the 3 Stars throughout the season went to Brayden Burke.

Tate Popple won the Scholastic Achievement Award.

The Most Sportsmanlike Award went to Justin Almeida. It was presented by C&E Mechanical.

The Moose Jaw Warriors Booster Club's "First" Awards went to Tate Popple, Oleg Sosunov and Tyler Smithies.

Tristan Langan received the Most Improved Player Award. It was presented by Andy's Transmission and Automotive.

Top Defenceman went to Kale Clague, who put up 71 points on the season. That award was presented by Sobey's.

McDonald's Rookie of the Year went to backup goaltender, Adam Evanoff. Who will likely take over the duties of starter in the near future.

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