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Hall highlights Hurricanes year-end award winners

By Lethbridge Herald on April 18, 2022.

Justin Hall receives the Harry Ingarfield Memorial Award as Most Valuable Player from Hurricanes general manager Peter Anholt before Friday night’s game. Herald photo by Ian Martens

Justin Seward – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – sports@lethbridgeherald.com

The Lethbridge Hurricanes handed out their year-end awards prior to puck drop on their last home contest of the regular season on Friday night against the Moose Jaw Warriors.

Justin Hall took home three awards including the Harry Ingarfield Memorial Award for team MVP, 106.7 Rock Three Star Award and Canadian Tire South Top Scorer.

Hall reached the 30-goal and 70-point plateau for the first time in his career this season, (34g, 39a =73 pts) currently and smashing his previous totals and becoming the seventh Hurricane to lead the team in scoring in consecutive seasons on route to winning the MVP.

“It’s pretty awesome,” said Hall.

“I’ve worked pretty hard in my career so far. You know coming in as a 17-year-old – you know not really having much of a role, you know drafted seventh round – so, if you told me a few years ago that I would’ve won MVP and stuff like that, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. It’s pretty awesome to win, it makes me pretty happy.”

He thought there would be an MVP award for himself this season.

“Looking at the stats, I guess I led the team in points,” he said.

“There’s a lot of good players on our team, a lot of guys who could have won it. You know Tommy (goalie Bryan Thomson) has played a lot of good games for us, Jonesy (Jett Jones) has been huge for us playing that shutdown role and putting up a lot of good points as well and playing with Thacks (Alex Thacker) — he’s been really good this year. So, there’s a lot of good players on our team.”

Hall has spent his entire four-year WHL career with the Hurricanes where he appeared in 186 career games, while amassing 145 career points (62 goals, 83 assists).

The Carl Trentini Memorial Award for the Rookie of the Year went to centreman Logan Wormald.

“It means a lot for sure,” said Wormald.

“Obviously these guys have helped me out all season — helped me get better as a player and a person. It’s an amazing feeling to get that award.”

He agreed that this season has exceeded his expectations.

Ty Nash and Bryan Thomson shared the Herman Elfring Community Relations Award.

Nash revived the Goals for Kidsport Program that was originally started by former Hurricanes captain Tyler Wong.

Nash committed to donate $10 from every goal he scored this year to KidSport Lethbridge and Taber. He raised $170 this season.

“It’s awesome,” said Nash.

“With not a lot of events not going on this year, it was nice to be able to contribute a little bit to the community.”

Thomson has become a team ambassador for the Hockey Gives Blood program with Canadian Blood Services.

“It’s something special obviously and it feels good,” he said.

He joined the program to spread awareness about Blood Services.

“There’s always someone needing a blood donation or plasma donation,” said Thomson. 

Logan McCutcheon received the Hockey Hounds Scholastic Award, Jett Jones was named the Dennis Dirtwox Fan Favourite, both Ty Nash and Jett Jones garnered the ENMAX Corporation Hardest Working Award, Kade Nolan was named Serfas Farms Top Defenseman and Alex Thacker received the Joan Kobal Award for perseverance, dedication and sportsmanship. 

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