The sudden conclusion of the 2019-20 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic came as a shock to everyone, and it also meant a big change to the way the Saskatoon Blades reveal the winners for its annual individual team awards.
Unfortunately, the Blades were forced to cancel its annual awards banquet — an event that brings players, families, and our most passionate fans together for a special night of celebration and reflection.
But while the team was unable to bring everyone together under one roof, it didn’t stop us from working with our greatest fans to unveil each award winner, one way or another.
Here are the winners of the 2019-20 Individual Team Awards, as presented by those who cheer on the Blue and Gold
Hardest Worker: Chase Wouters
Best Defenceman: Scott Walford
Defensive Forward: Tristen Robins
Rookie of the Year: Colton Dach
Hardest Hitter: Nolan Kneen
Most Gentlemanly: Tristen Robins
Most Improved Player: Aidan De La Gorgendiere
Best Forward: Tristen Robins
Bentley Memorial Academic Award: Jayden Wiens
Community Minded Award: Chase Wouters
Fan of the Year: Ryan Collinge
Fan’s Choice Award: Riley McKay
Most Valuable Player: Tristen Robins