The Richardson Pioneer Weyburn Red Wings held their awards banquet Sunday night at the Weyburn Legion.
Rookie forward Kirk Mullen would find himself with a lot of the hardware, as he was named the Top Forward, Rookie of the Year and the team’s Most Valuable Player. He is also the top scorer on the team.
“It feels great to finally see the hard work pay off, and I’m grateful for this opportunity that I got here in Weyburn,” said Mullen, who has nine goals and 14 assists in 30 games this season.
The other award winners Sunday night:
- Best Defensive Forward – Matthew Reidy
- Outstanding Community Service – Ethan Whillans
- Most Improved Player – Ty Mason
- Most Valuable Defenseman – Nolan Henderson
- Most Popular Player (Fan Vote) - Ty Mason
- Dedication & Ability to the Game of Hockey (Marcel Labelle Memorial Award) - Sebastian Hamming
- Outstanding Ability and Gentlemanly Conduct – Mi-Kwan Tallman
- Unsung Hero – Mitch Wilkie
- Most Popular Player (Team Vote) - Luke Schaeffer
- Most Inspirational (Graham Christie Memorial) - Matthew Reidy
The awards were handed out after perhaps the most emotional win of the season for the Red Wings – a 4-3 overtime victory over the Estevan Bruins on home ice. Mullen said the win has given a big boost to the team as they get set to close out the regular season with three road games.
“I think we’ll just carry it on to these next games; we know how to win now, we know how to play like that and play hard like we did against Estevan there so we’ll just bring that into our next games here,” Mullen added.
The Red Wings will be on the road Tuesday night in Melville to take on the Millionaires, then Radville on Wednesday against the Notre Dame Hounds. They will close out the regular season in Yorkton against the Terriers. That game, moved from this past Friday, is scheduled for Thursday.