Here is a run-down of the award winners at the recent Rankin Construction Falcons 47th Annual Awards Banquet, held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Johnny Rocco's in St Catharines:
Bill Potrecz, The Standard -- Tyler Morrison cleaned up at the annual St. Catharines Falcons awards luncheon.
The graduating winger was named the Trillium Award winner as the most valuable player of the playoffs, the Rex Stimers Award winner as regular season MVP, the President’s Trophy as leading scorer, and the Jack Gatecliff Award winner as the leading goal scorer during the regular season.
Morrison led the Golden Horseshoe in scoring with 28 goals and 81 points during the regular season and followed that up with six goals and 25 points to lead the Falcons in post-season scoring.
Conor Timmins was named the winner of the Ashton Morrison Award as rookie of the year. Timmins established himself as one of the top young defencemen in the league with seven goals and 18 points in 30 games split between the Falcons and Thorold Blackhawks.
Tyler Hildebrandt was named the Hall Judd Award winner as the most improved player following a solid season that saw him record 17 goals and 37 points.
Graduating forward Ryan Doucette was named the winner of the Gary Nelson Award for sportsman and dedication. Doucette, who will be attending the University of Ontario Institute of Technology next season, finished third in scoring with 55 points and 28 minutes in penalties.
Brandon Cercone was the winner of the J.S. Elliot Award for best defenceman. The Welland native collected 14 goals and 29 points in 47 games.
Paolo DeSousa was the winner of the General Manager’s Award for best defensive forward while defenceman Justin Felker won the Tim Goldwin Award of Merit for outstanding academics and Lady Byng attributes.
The Molson Three Star award winners went to: 1. Manny Manns; 2. Jake Evans; 3. Cam Blakely.
The Jack Lennard Award for volunteer of the year went to statistician Sean Burrows.
The Todd Zavitz Award for MVP of the midget AAA Falcons went to Jackson Roberts while the Roy Kerling Award for leading scorer went to Adam Kozlowski.