(From left to right): The graduating 20-year-olds Drew Worrad, Mark Taraschuk, Bradley Schoonbaert, Braden Purtill, Mark Wilson, and Luke Bellerose in their Pistons jerseys.

Pistons Cap Off 2017-18 Season with Year-End Awards Banquet

The 2017-18 Steinbach Pistons came together for one final time to celebrate the year that was with their annual year-end awards banquet and dinner.

The organization got the chance to thank everyone, including families and billet families of the players, support staff, sponsors, the hard-working volunteers, and the community for supporting them through this historic season which resulted in their second Turnbull Cup victory in franchise history, the first ever ANAVET Cup in team history, and a first-ever appearance at the RBC Cup.

For the coaches, it was a chance to hand out some hardware for the hard work put in for the best season in Pistons’ history, and to thank and congratulate the graduating 20-year-olds Luke Bellerose, Mark Wilson, Daniel McKitrick Drew Worrad, Mark Taraschuk, Bradley Schoonbaert, and captain Braden Purtill on fantastic junior careers.

Steinbach Credit Union was a legacy partner of the Pistons this season, and sponsored two awards at the banquet; the Community Service/Leadership Award and the Academic Excellence Award. SCU awarded a $500 scholarship to the recipients of those two awards.

Here is a list of the award winners for the 2017-18 Steinbach Pistons:

Hanover Dental 3 Stars Award: F Drew Worrad

Golden West Fan Favorite Award: D Tristan Culleton

Steinbach Credit Union Community Service/Leadership Award ($500 scholarship): G Matt Radomsky

Steinbach Credit Union Academic Excellence Award ($500 scholarship): F Tyson McConnell

Sleep Suite Motel 2017-18 Most Improved Player: F Tyson McConnell

2017-18 True Grit Award: F Braden Purtill

2017-18 Rookie of the Year: G Matthew Thiessen

2017-18 Top Defenceman: Darby Gula

2017-18 Top Scorer: F Bradley Schoonbaert

2017-18 Most Valuable Player: F Drew Worrad

2017-18 Playoff Most Valuable Player: F Drew Worrad