For Immediate Release
The Windsor Clippers closed out the 2017 season with their annual awards banquet. Here is a recap of the award recipients:
Leading Scorer –won by Andrew Garant. Not only was Garant the leading scorer for the Clippers, he won the scoring title for the entire Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League. Garant scored 45 goals and added 101 assists for 146 points. This is a new Clippers single season record. Garant broke the mark set by Logan Holmes in 2016 of 145 points. Garant also broke Holmes all-time career points record and has set the new high mark of 546 career points. Garant was also a Clippers Iron Man, playing in all 144 games over the last 5 seasons.
Most Sportsmanlike – won by Phil Ristoski. Ristoski has won this honour the past three seasons. Phil is the consummate sportsman. It was rare for Phil to take a penalty, and never showed any disrespect to coaches, officials or opponents. When Phil did get a penalty he was sure to apologise to the referee and the opponent for the foul.
Most Improved –won by David Beckmann. Beckmann came to us from Germany. He had no box lacrosse experience, but is an avid field lacrosse player back in Frankfurt. One of his teachers in Germany is from the Windsor area, and put David in contact with the Clippers. David flew to Canada at his own expense for a tryout, and the coaching staff saw his potential and loved his work ethic. Beckmann picked up the box game quite rapidly, and fell in love with the way us Crazy Canadians play this game.
Unsung Hero –won by Brendan Wallace. With the large turnover on the defensive side from last season Brendan (Slim) was asked to take on a greater role with the team. Wallace accepted the challenge and excelled on the back end, was excellent in transition, and even filled a role occasionally on offence. For his efforts he was named the Unsung Hero.
Most Dedicated – won by Andrew Garant. If there was ever a poster child for the Clippers program it would be Andrew Garant. In five seasons Garant played in every Clippers game, attended every Clippers practice, every conditioning and strength training event. Garant is also first in line to volunteer for fundraising events like Bingo, or charity events such as McHappy Day. No team can have too many guys like this.
Rookie of the Year – won by Jake Rosa. The 17 year old Rosa was a first round draft pick of the Six Nations Arrows in the Ontario Junior A Lacrosse League, but decided that rather than take a back seat in Jr. A ball, he wanted to establish himself with his home town Clippers. Rosa did not disappoint, scoring 24 goals and adding 55 assists for 79 points in his rookie campaign. Rosa ended up third in scoring with the Clippers in 2017.
Best Offense –won by Chase Kavanaugh. The fourth year Kavanaugh scored 45 goals and added 75 assists for 120 regular season points. Kavanaugh also led the Clippers in playoff goals, scoring 15 goals and adding 16 assists in 7 playoff games. The Clippers will be leaning heavily on Kavanaugh as he enters his final year of eligibility in 2018 to be the anchor on offence moving forward.
Best Defence – won by Alex Mayhead. Mayhead came to the Clippers at the start of the 2016 season in a trade with the Point Edward Pacers. Mayhead was coming to Windsor to study at St. Clair College, and wanted to play for the Clippers. Mayhead has been a work horse on the back end and established himself as the top defensive player. The 6’2”, 200 Mayhead will anchor the Clippers back end going into his final season in 2018.
Playoff MVP –won by Chase Kavanaugh. With 15 goals and 16 assists in just 7 playoff games Kavanaugh was the overwhelming choice for this award.
MVP –won by Andrew Garant. What else can be said about Andrew Garant. He was the face of the franchise in 2017.
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CLIPPERS HAND OUT HARDWARE
August 25, 2016
The Windsor Clippers Lacrosse club closed out the year with the annual awards banquet. #18 Logan Holmes collected three awards, claiming the Leading Scorer award with 38 goals and 107 assists for 145 points in the regular season. Holmes also won the league scoring championship. Holmes also picked up the Best Offensive Player award as well as the team’s Most Valuable Player award. The Best Defensive Player award had co-winners as #3 Josh Jubenville and #23 Liam Leclair shared this honour. Picking up the Most Improved Player award was #14 Brendan Wallace. The 2016 Rookie of the Year was #24 Blain Wallace. The Don Ducharme Memorial Unsung Hero Award also had co-winners with #8 Chase Kavanaugh and #9 James Morgan sharing that award. This year’s Most Dedicated Player was #12 Andrew Garant, and the Most Sportsman like Player was #2 Phil Ristoski. The 2016 Playoff MVP was #19 Patrick Kaschalk
The Clippers will say good-bye to four players who have run out of Junior eligibility. Logan Holmes, who closes out his career as the all-time points leader for the Clippers with 493 points. Ryan Marchand, who is now second on the career points list, graduates with 460 points. David Falovo, who came to the Clippers in a trade this season, also closes out his junior career. Falovo, a defender, played 118 junior games and ended with 39 points. Rounding out the graduates is defender Brandon Lalonde. Lalonde played 57 career games with the Clippers and closes out with 3 assists.
Below is a list of the award winners over the years with the Clippers:
Best Defensive Player: 2003-Tony Chartrand, 2004- David Rivait, 2005-David Rivait, 2006-David Rivait, 2007-John Montague, 2008- Grant Sokolowski/Drew St. Loius, 2009-Donald Matte, 2010 Ken Greer, 2011 Adam Moore, 2012 Ken Greer, 2013-Kellen LeClair, 2014-Kellen LeClair, 2015-Josh Jubenville, 2106-Josh Jubenville/Liam LeClair
Unsung Hero Award: (Don Ducharme Memorial) 2003-Blaic Naysmith, 2004-Devon Mighton, 2005-John Montague, 2006-John Montague/Tony Chartrand, 2007-D.J. Turner, 2008- Mike Rivait, 2009-Garrison Matte, 2010 Lucas Brouillard, 2011 Travis Boomer, 2012 Bryan Larocque, 2013-Andrew Garant, 2014-Andrew Garant, 2015-Andrew Garant, 2016-James Morgan/Chase Kavanaugh
Leading Scorer: 2003-Jamie Pillon, 2004- Jamie Pillon, 2005-David Hodgins, 2006-Jamie Pillon, 2007-Andrew Ryckman, 2008- Brett Hickey, 2009- Brett Hickey, 2010 Brett Hickey, 2011 Brett Hickey, 2012 Lucas Ducharme, 2013-Brendon Anger, 2014-Brendon Anger, 2015-Logan Holmes, 2016-Logan Holmes
Most Improved Player: 2003-Trevor Veres, 2004- Mitch Sokolowski. 2005- Andrew Soulliere, 2006- Mike Rivait, 2007- Don Matte, 2008- Devin Humphery, 2009-Ken Greer/ Graham Adams, 2010-Trevor Learn, 2011 Gianni Martinello, 2012 Mark Rivait, 2013-Andrew Garant, 2014-Dylan Riley, 2015-Steve Jaworsk, 2016 Brendan Wallace
Best Offensive Player: 2003- Jamie Pillon, 2004- Brendyn Johnson, 2005- David Hodgins, 2006- Jamie Pillon, 2007- Greg Martinello, 2008- Brett Hickey, 2009-Travis Boomer, 2010-Jeff Rivait, 2011 Brett Hickey, 2012 Brendon Angre, 2013-Brendon Anger,2014-Ryan Marchand, 2015-Logan Holmes, 2016-Logan Holmes
Most Valuable Player: 2003- Matt Soulliere/Doug Goyeau, 2004-Tony Chartrand, 2005- Matt Soulliere/David Hodgins, 2006- Matt Soulliere/Jamie Pillon, 2007- Steve Hinek, 2008- Garrison Matte, 2009-Garrison Matte, 2010 Erik McLaren, 2011 Jeff Rivait, 2012 Jeff Rivait, 2013-Jeff Rivait, 2014-Brendon Anger, 2015-Logan Holmes, 2016-Logan Holmes
Most Dedicated Player (Lori Cox Memorial): 2003- Jordan Gledhill, 2004- Andrew Soulliere, 2005 Trevor Veres/Mitch Sokolowski, 2006- Anthony Tahzmanian, 2007- Mitch Sokolowski, 2008- Todd Chapman, 2009-Todd Chapman, 2010-Todd Chapman/Garrison Matte, 2011 Griffin Matte, 2012 Kenny Greer, 2013-Jeff Rivait, 2014-Logan Holmes, 2015-Andrew Garant, 2016-Andrew Garant
Rookie of the Year: 2003-Jamie Pillon, 2004- Greg Martinello, 2005-Steve Hinek, 2006- Garrison Matte, 2007-Grant Sokolowski, 2008- Jeff Rivait, 2009-Bryce Penney, 2010-Alex Seguin, 2011 Gianni Martinello, 2012 Lucas Ducharme, 2013-Josh Jubenville, 2014-James Morgan, 2015-Liam LeClair, 2016-Blain Wallace
Most Sportsmanlike: 2003-David Rivait, 2004- Drew St. Louis, 2005- Andrew Ryckman, 2006- Andrew Ryckman, 2007- Drew St. Louis, 2008- Andrew Ryckman, 2009-Steve Weingarden, 2010-Devin Humphrey, 2011 Trevor Learn, 2012 Ryan Marchand, 2013-Ryan Marchand, 2014-Ryan Marchand, 2015-PhilRistoski, 2016-Phil Ristoski
Playoff MVP: 2007- Trevor Veres, 2008- Erik McLaren, 2009-Jeff Rivait, 2010 Erik McLaren, 2011 Jeff Rivait, 2012 DNQ,, 2013-Cooper Cecile, 2014-Jarred Riley, 2015-Austin Thompson, 2016-Patrick Kaschalk
Information Provided By Mike Soulliere
Windsor Clippers President & General Manager
Windsor Clippers Official Site