The Guelph Storm wrapped up another season in the Royal City on Tuesday night with the annual year-end banquet.
Hosted by the voice of the Storm and CJOY’s own Larry Mellott, the team presented the annual awards during the event that was attended by over 200 guests.
The evening ended with the presentation of the Glad Mowatt Most Valuable Player Award to defenceman Garrett McFadden. The Storm’s captain was the backbone of Guelph’s defence, McFadden had a strong campaign recording 37 points while setting a career high in goals, and moving to sixth in Career Points by a Defenceman in franchise history.
It was a busy evening for McFadden, as he was also named the recipient of the Mike Kelly Humanitarian Award and the Top Defenceman Award.
Ryan Merkley was another big winner on the night, claiming the Top Scorer Award, the Owens Corning “Tony Cammilleri Memorial” Playmaker Award, the Fan Club “Most Popular Player” Award and the Wellington Motors Rookie of the Year.
2016-17 Guelph Storm Award Winners
Top Scorer Award… Ryan Merkley
Owens Corning “Tony Cammilleri Memorial” Playmaker Award… Ryan Merkley
Fan Club “Most Popular Player” Award… Ryan Merkley
Ivan Tennant Memorial (Top Academic Attending High School)… Quinn Hanna
Paul Fendley Memorial Award (Storm’s nominee for the league’s Bobby Smith Award)… Nate Schnarr
Roger Neilson Memorial Award (Top Academic Attending College or University)… Austin Hall
Mike Kelly Humanitarian Award (Commitment to the Team and the Community)… Garrett McFadden
Fay Scott Memorial Award (Outstanding Commitment to Education and Community)… Matt Hotchkiss and Austin Hall
Most Improved Player… Isaac Ratcliffe
Top Defenceman Award… Garrett McFadden
Wellington Motors Rookie of the Year Award… Ryan Merkley
Leadership Award (in memory of Jason Peaire)… Kyle Rhodes
Glad Mowatt Most Valuable Player… Garrett McFadden
The 2016-17 Season is proudly presented by RBC