Ray Warrack, Matteus Reis and goalies Ethan Shebansky/Justin Dueck have been named co-MVPs of the Grand Forks Border Bruins.
Head coach and GM David Hnatiuk says Warrack, his team captain, has done a great job learning the role, learning Hnatiuk’s expectations, and leadership style while understanding the vision of the rebuilding process they are in.
“Ray’s work ethic is extremely consistent, he works hard every rep in practice which carries through to every shift in games,” said Hnatiuk, adding Warrack has also been heavily engaged in community programs.
Coming from the Kelowna Chiefs, Reis produced more helping the offence and power play.
“He has been a great addition and brings a positive energy and truly loves the game,” Hnatiuk says. “He has definitely gained more confidence and is fun to watch when he has the puck.”
The goalies have been great this year, he added, and want to play Junior A. Shebansky recently played for the Trail Smoke Eaters, seeing 10 minutes of action against Salmon Arm.
“I would argue that we have one of the best goalie duos in the league,” said Hnatiuk. “They both carry a save percentage over 90 per cent (Shebansky’s is .911 and Dueck’s is .904) and have split duty the majority of the season.”