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Hitmen Honour 2019-20 Award Recipients

April 16, 2020 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Calgary Hitmen News Release

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen today announced their full list of award winners from the 2019-20 Western Hockey League regular season.

The recipients were recognized as part of a daily rollout on social media which began on April 6. Starting with a salute to the graduating 20-year-olds in Mark Kastelic, Dakota Krebs and Kyle Olson, the ceremony culminated this afternoon with Kastelic named Player of the Year. It's the second consecutive season the Hitmen captain has received the prestigious honour and is also one of a team-leading four trophies collected by the Ottawa Senators prospect.

Kastelic also captured the 3 Star Selection Award and shared both the Jr. Hitmen Players' Choice Award with Dakota Krebs and the Leading Scorer trophy with Riley Stotts. Kastelic and Stotts each averaged more than a point per game in recording a team-high 68 points.

Krebs was the only other multi-award winner also claiming the Hockey Calgary Coaches Award.

Other highlights included Adam Kydd taking home the Chrysler Canada Inc. Scholastic Player Award in a season that saw the 17-year-old post a 91 percent average in his Grade 12 core subjects while Riley Fiddler-Schultz claimed the Humanitarian Award. The sophomore forward is also the Eastern Conference nominee for WHL Humanitarian of the Year with the Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy, presented by Kia, to be handed out on May 12.

2019-20 Calgary Hitmen Team Awards

Award Recipient

Calgary Hitmen Booster Club Fan Favourite Award Carson Focht

Humanitarian Award Riley Fiddler-Schultz

Chrysler Canada Inc. Scholastic Player Award Adam Kydd

3 Star Selection Award Mark Kastelic

Jr. Hitmen Players' Choice Award Co-winners: Mark Kastelic & Dakota Krebs

Rookie of the Year Brayden Peters

Hockey Calgary Coaches Award Dakota Krebs

Leading Scorer Award Co-winners: Mark Kastelic & Riley Stotts

Top Defenceman Award Jett Woo

Player of the Year Award Mark Kastelic


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