Legionnaires Annual Awards Banquet
Sunday May 1, 2016
By Dan McCaffery
Brandon Layman -
Most Valuable Player
was the big winner Saturday when
the Sarnia Legionnaires held
their annual awards banquet.
Layman, who finished his Jr. 'B'
hockey career this past season,
was named the club's Most
The honour came after a campaign
in which he scored at slightly
better than a point-per-game
pace, picking up 52 points in 50
contests. Included in his total
were 24 goals, which tied him
for top Legionnaire marksman
with teammate Ryan Vendramin.
Ryan Vendramin - Top Scorer
had more assists than Layman,
was honoured as the squad's top
point-getter. In all, he had 24
goals and 43 helpers, giving him
a total of 67 points.
Hunter Tyczynski - Spirit Award
This went to Captain Hunter
Tyczynski, the Petrolia resident
who had 25 points, despite
missing eight games to injury.
Jordan Fogarty - Most Dedicated
Player: Jordan Fogarty won the
trophy after finishing third in
team scoring with 44 points.
Rookie of the Year - Jarret
Marks far right and Joey Zappa
Player: Rookie forwards Jarret
Marks and Joey Zappa shared this
honour. Marks had eight goals
and 11 assists, while Zappa, a
killer, had a pair of tallies
and two helpers.
Alex DeKoning - MVP Playoffs
MVP of the
Playoffs: Alex DeKoning took
home the hardware in this
category after racking up seven
points in seven post season
games, including five goals and
Rookie of the Year Brock Perry
and Eric Marsh
Rookie-of-the-Year. Brock Perry
and Eric Marsh shared the
honours here. Perry, a forward,
had 16 goals and 24 assists,
despite missing a month with a
broken wrist. Marsh was one of
the club's more steady
rearguards. He also chipped in
with four goals and seven
Top Defenceman - Brad Yowart
Brad Yowart won the award after
a season in which he blinked the
red light 10 times and set up 18
other tallies. Yowart also
anchored the power-play,
collecting most of his points
while Sarnia enjoyed a man
Peoples' Choice - P.J.
Choice Award: Rugged forward P.
J. Vandervaart won this trophy,
which is voted on by fans.
Vandervaart, who was perhaps
best known for sticking up for
smaller teammates, had one goal
and four assists.
Volunteer of the
Year: This went to the army
cadets of the First Hussars, who
helped out at Legionnaire home
Six Legionnaires were given team
jerseys after wrapping up their
junior careers. They included
Ryan Trottier, Konnor Roskovich,
Fogarty, Vendramin, Layman and
Head coach Mark Davis told the
crowd at Branch 63 of the Royal
Canadian Legion that his goal is
to win a championship with the
club. “We have unfinished
business,” he said.