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