Wednesday 3 May 2017

Ochapowace First Nation's Ethan Bear captures WHL Defenceman of the Year for 2016/17

The Western Hockey League announced their league award winners for the 2016/17 season.

Ochapowace First Nation's Ethan Bear of the Seattle Thunderbirds was named the "Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy" winner as the Defenceman of the Year.

The Edmonton Oilers draft pick,  Bear helped lead a potent Thunderbirds attack this season, finishing the year third in team scoring with a career-high 70 points (28g-42a) over 67 games played.

Bear finished second in the WHL with 14 power-play goals and led all rearguards with nine game-winning markers.

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