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25 years ago in the Peak: Powell River Kings hand out awards

Players recognized after conclusion of 10th BC Hockey League season
COLLECTING SILVERWARE: Powell River Kings teammates Eric Schneider and Sean Owens shared the most valuable player honours for the 1997/1998 season.

The following article was published in the Peak on March 12, 1998. Remember any of the players mentioned?

A year-end awards presentation last weekend finished off the Powell River Kings’ 10th BC Hockey League season.

Jeff Hoggan collected three honours: player of the year, most valuable player in the playoffs and top scorer. Three awards also went to Chris Skalicki: most inspirational player, True Grit and most popular player.

Eric Schneider and Sean Owens shared the most valuable player honours. Schneider also received the coach's award while Owens took home the scholastic and best defenceman trophies.

Rookie of the year and most improved player was Chuck Metcalfe. The unsung hero award was split between Mike Sullivan and Casey Bartzen.

The season came to an end last Wednesday when the Kings were edged 2-1 by Nanaimo Clippers, who won the mini-series two games to one. Kings fell behind 2 0 after two periods. Hoggan scored the only Kings' goal just a minute and a half into the third period.


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