The Wellington Dukes put a ribbon on their successful 2017-18 OJHL season with their annual awards banquet and dinner Saturday evening.
Campbellford native and team captain Colin Doyle claimed the most awards with three, including Team MVP. He’s heading to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks for Division 1 hockey next season.
Goaltender Jonah Capriotti earned Playoff MVP honours for his part in leading the Dukes to Buckland and Dudley Hewitt Cup championships, as well as the RBC Cup national final.
Belleville natives Daniel Panetta and Zach Uens and Campbellford product Dawson Ellis also won awards.
The evening also featured speeches from Doyle, Dukes executive Doug Robinson and long-time volunteer Robert Baitley, as well as a presentation of a commemorative sweater from the RBC Cup in Chilliwack, B.C.
The list of award winners is as follows:
Garry Lavender Memorial Award (Team MVP): Colin Doyle
Helen Baitley Memorial Award (Secondary School Scholastic honours): Daniel Panetta
Matt Cooke Rookie of the Year Award: Daniel Panetta & Zach Uens
Bryan Helmer Defenceman of the Year Award: Declan Carlile & Mason Snell
Most Improved Player: Dawson Ellis
Rick Meagher Award (Overall dedication to organization): Colin Doyle
Leading Scorer (Most points in regular season): Mitchell Martan
Playoff MVP: Jonah Capriotti
Foster Bailey Fan Favourite Award: Colin Doyle
Sportsmanship Award: Geoff Lawson