Dalhousie Tigers men’s hockey team forward Phil Gadoury and goaltender Corbin Boes were awarded their fantastic seasons this year. Gadoury won AUS and CIS Rookie of the Year and Boes was named to the AUS First All-Star Team.
Phil Gadoury had a fantastic first season for the Tigers. In 25 games, he scored an AUS leading 17 goals while adding 6 assists for 23 points. He was third in the AUS with 90 shots on goal, despite missing three games, and had a nation leading four hat tricks.
For his great season, he was named both the AUS and CIS Rookie of the year. He is the fourth Tigers player to win the award as AUS rookie of the year and the first since Jordan Morrison won it in the 2006-2007 season. He now will be the first Tigers player to win the CIS Rookie of the Year award.
Gadoury was quick to point out that his teammates were a big part in him receiving the award.
“The guys on my team were a part of it. They helped get that award for sure.”
“He is a great player and deserved the rookie of the year award for sure,” said Boes. “Leading the league in goals as a rookie is huge and he has a very bright future a head of him in this league.”
Corbin Boes built off his rookie year last year where he was named to the All-Rookie team to having a fantastic season this year. This season, he played in 24 games, winning eight of them while having 3.08 goals against average and .918 save percentage, which was second best in the league. He made the league best 772 saves. Drew Owsley of StFX came second in that stat and he made 662 saves.
“It’s a cool award to be recognized by people around the league for your performance,” said Boes. “I am happy with my year individually.”
Gadoury has high praise for his goaltender.
“Every game is really good. He gives us a chance to win every game.”
For his great season, he was named to the AUS First All-star Team. There is no best goaltender award in the league, but because Boes is the one and only goaltender on the First All-Star Team that means he is viewed as the league’s best goaltender this season.
The other AUS award winners are StFX’s Eric Locke (most valuable player), Brad Peddle (coach of the year) and Nathan Chiraletti (student-athlete community service award). Also Saint Mary’s Ben Duffy won the most sportsmanlike player award.
Here are the All-Star teams:
First All Star team:
Goaltender: Corbin Boes, Dalhousie
Defence: Jordan Murray, UNB
Defence: Matthew Pufahl, Acadia
Forward: Eric Locke, StFX
Forward: Alex Saulnier, Moncton
Forward: Phil Maillet, UNB
Second All-Star team:
Goaltender: Drew Owsley, StFX
Defence: Geoff Schemitsch, Acadia
Defence: Nathan Chiarlitti, StFX
Forward: Stephen MacAulay, Saint Mary’s
Forward: Mike Cazzola, Acadia
Forward: Allain Saulnier, Moncton
Goaltender: Alex Dubeau, UNB
Defence: Ryan MacKinnon, UPEI
Defence: Austyn Hardie, Saint Mary’s
Forward: Phil Gadoury, Dalhousie
Forward: Holden Cook, StFX
Forward: Kyle Farrell, Acadia