Bulldogs induct seven players into Wall of Fame
June 4, 2022
The Kincardine Bulldogs of the Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) were excited to finally be able to gather and honour their players, coaching staff and executive at the awards banquet, held Friday, May 27, in the Kincardine Hall at the Davidson Centre.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the hockey club missed an entire season (2020-21) and was unable to present awards for the 2019-20 season.
The award winners from 2019-20 and 2021-22 were honoured at the banquet, including seven players who were inducted into the Wall of Fame: Jordan Caskenette, Brett Burrows, Logan Freiburger, Mike Fiegehen, Logan Swanton, Bryce McFadden and Kent Ribey.
Their names will join those already in the Ken McCormick Memorial display case in the pool-viewing area at the Davidson Centre.
General manager Warren Beisel welcomed the crowd to the evening, and over-age players Kent Ribey and Bryce McFadden posed with the cake, as they will not be returning next season.
Following the meal, Beisel thanked the Bulldogs executive, the volunteers, the coach and staff who help make the home games run so smoothly. He also thanked title sponsors Harold and Lynda Maurer of Dar-Lyn Pools and Spas for their continued support of the team.
Beisel gave special thanks to the many people who help behind the scenes, including Dawn Moulton and Pat Plater who do all the stitching on the team’s jerseys, Matt Smith of Rogers who prepared the slide show for the awards banquet, and to executive members Dave Patterson and Mike Hackett for their hard work and dedication all season long.
Coach Todd Norman thanked Beisel for his solid support of the team. “He’s been with this hockey club since 1996, and he cares a lot about the team. So, from the players and staff, and everyone here, we thank you for all you do.”
The crowd showed its appreciation by giving Beisel a standing ovation.
“Junior hockey is near and dear to my heart,” said Norman. “I started in junior hockey and it’s the best hockey I ever played.”
Beisel reminded the players that there are numerous events throughout the summer that they are to attend and/or assist with, including the Pride Parade June 25, Kincardine Scottish Festival set-up June 29-30, Bulldogs Co-Ed Mushball Tournament July 22-24, Bulldogs Beach Dance July 30, and the Bulldogs Golf Tournament at Ainsdale Golf Course Aug. 19.
Training camp begins Aug. 14.
Award winners included the following, for 2019-20; and 2021-22:
- Most Sportsmanlike Player – Brandon Stewart and Cam Hoskins; Parker Miller
- Chris Knott Memorial Award for Most Colourful Player – Tyler Sutter; Ryan Litt and Carter Servais
- Most Improved Player – Joseph Pringle; Gavin Downs and Ryan Tanner
- Rookie of the Year – Sean Andrus; Jordan Moulton
- Ken McCormick Memorial Award for Most Determined Player – Kent Ribey; Jordan Beisel and Joseph Pringle
- Toots Johnson Coaches Award – Logan Swanton and Bryce McFadden; Kent Ribey and Bryce McFadden
- Top Defensive Player – Logan Freiburger; Kent Ribey
- Randy Dowler Ironman Award (over four years while at school, he did not miss a game) – Carson English and Joseph Pringle; Jordan Moulton and Jeff Fritzley
- Best Defenceman – Logan Swanton; Jordan Moulton
- Dar-Lyn Pools award for Leading Scorer (regular season) – Mike Fiegehen; Steve Grant
- Most Valuable Player (regular season) – Logan Swanton; Steve Grant
- Leading Scorer (playoffs) – Mike Fiegehen; Gavin Downs, Bryce McFadden and Steve Grant
- Most Valuable Player (playoffs) – Logan Freiburger; Josh Jacklin
- Volunteer of the Year – Jamie Hunsburger, Gord Kemp and Darren Maurer; Tim Fiegehen and Phil Bernath
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