Adam Burnett is the lone player left from last season’s defence corps. After bouncing around a few teams in the Ontario Junior Hockey League, Burnett has found a great fit in Prince George. He is a major minute muncher, and this year has been paired up with rookie Liam Watson-Brawn on the back end.
Offensively, Burnett literally doubled his production this season. In the 2015/16 campaign he had three goals and 10 assists for 13 points, this year he had six goals and 20 helpers. His PIM also dropped by four despite being tasked with shutting down the top lines of other teams.
At the Spruce Kings Players Awards Banquet and Auction this year, Burnett received the 7th man award, which is awarded to a player that excels on the ice, but may not get the recognition he deserves. An alternate captain with the team this season, the big defenceman has been a strong voice on and off the ice.
The Prince George Spruce Kings handed out the team hardware at the annual banquet and awards gala on night. Captain Brett Mennear took home a handful of awards including most inspirational, leading scorer and Team MVP. Rookie of the Year was a split vote with Liam Watson-Brawn and Ethan de Jong sharing the award.
Top defenseman for the year was Tyler Anderson.
Connor Russell received the award for most improved.
Jarod Hovde received the award for community service.
Kyle Johnson – Most Dedicated.
The fan favourite award this year went to Chong Hyun Lee. The Unsung hero award went to Waterdown Ontario’s Adam Burnett and the Steel Man Award winners were Brett Mennear, Travis Schneider, Connor Russell and Jarod Hovde!
Showcase video of Prince George from Tourism Prince George