It's been a special rookie season for Melville Millionaires' F Luke Spadafora and today (Wed) he was recognized for his efforts when the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League announced their major award winners.
The 18 year old Calgary, AB product was named the SJHL's Rookie of the Year beating out Notre Dame's Nolan Renwick & Vincent Nardone of the Flin Flon Bombers.
"I've very happy for him, he deserves it as ever since we acquired him he's been a huge part of our offence, he scores goals, he sets up goals and does everything on both sides of the ice", Mils Head Coach/GM Kyle Adams said.
Spadafora, who was acquired by the Mils from the Humboldt Broncos earlier in the season has compiled 16 goals, 26 assists for 42 points in 52 games combined between the Mils and Broncos.
Other SJHL award winners: Melfort's Carson Albrecht (Player of the Year), Justin Ball of the Melfort Mustangs (MVP), Battlefords' Cody Spagrud (Top Defenceman, Kindersley Klippers G Justen Close was named SJHL Goalie of the Year and Klippers HC/GM Clayton Jardine crowned as SJHL Coach of the Year.
Mils Head Coach/GM Kyle Adams chats about Spadafora's win
In this weeks edition of the "Future Ford" Melville Millionaires Coaches Show, Head Coach/GM Kyle Adams discusses this past weekend's game vs. La Ronge & Weyburn and preview's tonight's crucial showdown with the Red Wings.