Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sioux Lookout's Dane Morin named SIJHL's most sportsmanlike player

Press Release

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Thursday that Dane Morin of the Sioux Lookout Flyers has been named the SIJHL’s most sportsmanlike player for the 2011-12 season.

The Flyers forward edged out Jeremy Johnson, (Wisconsin Wilderness) Quinn Rempel, (Thunder Bay North Stars) Blake Boaz, (Fort Frances Lakers) and Miles Beason, (Duluth Clydesdales) for the honour while becoming the first Sioux Lookout player to win the award.

A 20-year-old native of Superior, Wis., Morin is currently tied for sixth in SIJHL scoring this season with 18 goals, 43 assists and 61 points having already set career highs in each category.

He has also accumulated the fourth lowest penalty minute total in the league among those skaters who have played 50 or more games.

The following are the all-time SIJHL most sportsmanlike player award recipients:

2011-12: Dane Morin, Sioux Lookout Flyers
2010-11: Tyler Stevenson, Fort Frances Lakers
2009-10: Mike Lennon, Dryden Ice Dogs
2008-09: Joel Langevin, Fort William North Stars
2007-08: Michael Thibert, Thunder Bay Bulldogs
2006-07: Justin Gvora, Thunder Bay Bearcats (Co-winner)
2006-07: Josh Slobodian, Fort William North Stars (Co-winner)
2005-06: Tyler Tesh, Dryden Ice Dogs
2004-05: Steve Atkins, Fort William North Stars
2003-04: Joel Poshtar, Dryden Ice Dogs
2002-03: A.J. Tucker, Borderland Thunder (Co-winner)
2002-03: Eric Robin, K&A Golden Hawks (Co-winner)
2001-02: Charlie Washipabano, Featherman Hawks

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