Three-Peat: Romeo Vivit Earns Third Consecutive Equipment Manager of the Year Award
(Rapid City, SD) - The Central Hockey League (CHL) announced today the winners of the 2012-13 Athletic Trainer and Equipment Manager of the Year awards as determined from voting among the equipment managers and athletic trainers in the CHL. For the third consecutive season, Rapid City's Romeo Vivit was named Gunner Garrett Equipment Manager of the Year. The Rush have won the award in four of their five seasons as Shawn "Stixy" Smith also won the award in Rapid City's inaugural season of 2008-09.
Vivit is in his fourth season as the equipment manager with the Rush and last year he was the first person to win the award twice and now he breaks his own record by winning the award a third time. The Park Ridge, Illinois native served as the Hockey Director for the City of Rapid City and as a volunteer coach, skills developer and consultant for the Rushmore Thunder Youth Hockey Association.
The National American University (Rapid City, SD) graduate earned 24 points in the voting process garnering half of the first place votes cast.
Arizona's Vince Fedorowich was named Athletic Trainer of the Year, earning 29 points with five first place votes while finishing runner-up was Rapid City's Bobby Moore who had 26 points with four first place votes.
Voting was conducted by the CHL's Hockey Operations department which asked all athletic trainers and equipment managers in the league to rank the top workers in each category, one to three. A first place vote earned five points, a second place vote earned three points and a third place vote earned one point (voters were not permitted to vote for themselves).
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