A Tod Division title followed by a deep playoff run to the provincial Schmalz Cup quarter-finals gave the Napanee Raiders Jr. C hockey team plenty to celebrate during their year-end banquet, held Friday at the SPC.
Goalie Bailey Maracle was presented with the President’s Trophy, given to the team’s MVP, after going 11-2 with a 2.02 GAA in 17 games, followed by a 9-7-1 record in the playoffs with a 2.35 GAA.
Noah Westwater, who wore the ‘C’ for the Raiders, was named the winner of the McGreer Family Award, given to the top defenceman.
Payton Gauthier was voted by his peers as winner of the George Magold Memorial Trophy, given to the best teammate.
Reid Lambert posted 11 goals with five assists in his debut season, earning him the Ron Lakins Memorial Trophy as the top rookie.
Logan White and Gauthier each took home the Judy Jarmin Memorial Award, presented to the player with the best plus/minus rating from the forward and defenceman positions.
Cameron Krupa captured the Earl Morrison Memorial Cup, given to the hardest working player who draws little press.
Connor Brooks and Westwater shared the Harold Webster Memorial Trophy for their leadership on the ice and in the community.
AJ Hess and Beckett Palmer-Stephen’s sportsmanship earned them the Harold Sweet Memorial Trophy.
Westwater’s seven goals and seven assists made him the team’s top scorer during their 17 game playoff run. His Game 7 overtime goal allowed the Raiders to clinch the division title to close out a thriller with the Amherstview Jets.
Ben Chubbs led the way offensive in the regular season with 18 goals and 10 assists in 27 games.
Napanee finished the season, their first full one since clinching the Schmalz Cup in 2019, with a record of 22-4 with four ties, which landed them second behind the Jets heading into the playoffs.
The Raiders will soon begin holding tryouts for next season as they look to build on the success of the 2021-22 campaign with the regular season expected to get underway in late September.