Sunday, 27 May 2012

Stone Earns CHL Honour

Mark Stone was named the CHL's Most Sportsmanlike
Player on Saturday
Former Brandon Wheat Kings' captain Mark Stone was one of the players honoured by the Canadian Hockey League over the weekend.

After being named the WHL's Most Sportsmanlike Player earlier this month, the 20-year old Winnipeg product earned the National honour on Saturday.

Stone finished second in WHL scoring with 41 goals and 82 assists for 123 points this season while drawing just 22 minutes in penalties in 66 games.

Stone, who made his NHL debut with Ottawa in the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, drew minor penalties in just 10 of the 66 games he played.

Despite playing heavy minutes for the Wheat Kings, he picked up more than one minor infraction in a single game just once all season.

The other finalists for the award were Zach O’Brien of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan and Brandon Saad of the Saginaw Spirit.

Other WHL winners at the CHL awards included Winnipeg product Brendan Shinnimin of the Tri-City Americans as Player of the Year and Top Scorer and Jim Hiller of the Americans as the CHL Coach of the Year.

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