Goaltender Andy Desautels and defenceman Adam Plant share the West Kelowna Warriors team MVP award for 2013-14.

Goaltender Andy Desautels and defenceman Adam Plant share the West Kelowna Warriors team MVP award for 2013-14.

Desautels, Plant named Warriors co-MVPs

Veteran goaltender and defenceman recognized as BCHL hands out annual awards Monday

  • Feb. 27, 2014 11:00 a.m.

In the eyes of the West Kelowna Warriors, the play of both goaltender Andy Desautels and defenceman Adam Plant has been, in a word, exceptional.

With that in mind, the BCHL club named the two players as co-winners of the team’s MVP honour at the Warriors annual awards ceremony Monday night.

Desautels, 19, in his first season with the Warriors, has posted a 2.54 goals against average and a 91.2 save percentage, while earning 26 victories.

A 5-foot-9 native of Penticton, Plant has been a stalwart on defense all season, scoring four goals and adding 25 assists in 52 games.

Here’s a look at all of the Warriors awards winners:

MVP—Andy Desautels and Adam Plant

Best Forward—David Pope

Best Defenseman—Adam Plant

Rookie of the Year—Liam Blackburn and Carl Hesler

Best All Around—Matt Anholt and Tyson Dallman

Most Improved —Adam Osczevski

Heart and Soul—Matt Anholt

Academic Award—Cody Porter

Community Minded Player(s)—Ryan Ivery and Adam Osczevski

Humanitarian Award—Tyson Dallman

Chaplaincy Award—Carl Hesler

Fan Favourite —Seb Lloyd

Corporate Partner of the Year—Tim Hortons

Volunteer of the Year—Trudy Derksen

Adam Plant won the $500 Warriors Alumni Scholarship to be used while going to Harvard University next year.

Former Captain Alex Grieve won the other $500 Warriors Alumni Scholarship.

The Warriors wrap up the regular season this weekend with two games against Trail, Friday on the road and Saturday at Royal LePage.

West Kelowna will open the playoffs at home with Games 1 and 2 and March 4 and 5

 

Kelowna Capital News