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Powell River Villa supporters choose player of the year

Goaltender Matt Liknes receives award for the 2022/2023 Vancouver Island Soccer League season

Supporters of Powell River Villa Soccer Club have chosen goaltender Matt Liknes as the Vancouver Island Soccer League (VISL) club’s Supporters Player of the Year for the 2022/2023 season.

Liknes, seen above making a save during his team’s final match of the season versus Cowichan, led all VISL goaltenders in shutouts with five in 14 Division 1 games played.

Last season’s winner of the award, Niko Cristante, finished in a tie for second place with teammate Richard Murphy after the votes were counted.