(Photo: Ken Chetwynd)
A Yarmouth Mariner received a very special award earlier this week.
Brent Broaders was named the first ever winner of the Logan Schatz Award for the top ball hockey player on Team Canada’s Junior team.
The award was presented at the National Ball Hockey Championships in Winnipeg on Monday night.
It’s in honour of Schatz, the captain of the Humboldt Broncos junior A hockey team, who was one of 16 victims of April’s team bus crash in Saskatchewan.
Broaders, who won world ball hockey gold with the U18 junior team last month says it’s a huge honour.
“All of his former coaches speak of how hard he played with passion and pride. He was loved by his teammates, and it’s a huge honour to accept the award in his memory.”
Schatz’s parents were on hand to give out the award, and a member of Team Newfoundland accepted the honour on Broaders’ behalf.
Schatz was also a star ball hockey player for Manitoba, and the tournament is dedicated to him and the entire Broncos team.
Broaders says he’s looking forward to training camp later this month and entering his second season with the Mariners.
MHL Director of Communiciations