Revelstoke Grizzlies hand out year-end awards

The Revelstoke Grizzlies handed out their end-of-season awards last week. Brady Mende was named the team's MVP.

The Revelstoke Grizzlies' award winners and the team's coaches. Back row

The Revelstoke Grizzlies' award winners and the team's coaches. Back row

The Revelstoke Grizzlies handed out their end-of-season awards last week. The winners were:

— Most Valuable Player – Brady Mende

— Top Scorer – Kyle Berry

— Best Defenceman – Kyle Baron

— Rookie of the Year – Tommy Bodtker

— Unsung Hero – Jeff Bochon

— Most Dedicated – Michael Lenoury

— Most Sportsmanlike – Louie Federico

— Most Improved – Ullar Wiatzka

— Most Inspirational – Wyatt Gottschalk

— Community Honour Award – Ryan Hozjan

— Volunteer Award – bus driver Don Watt

The team also honoured captain Kenny Batke, Baron, Jackson Fulton and Mende, who all played their last season of junior hockey this year. The first three have all committed to play hockey at university.

Batke was recognized for sticking with the team from it’s low-point three years ago when the Grizzlies finished last in the KIJHL.