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Nanaimo Clippers goalie Billy Faust makes a save earlier this season at Frank Crane Arena. Faust was chosen as the team's MVP for 2011-12.
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Goaltender nets MVP award

The Nanaimo Clippers’ busiest player was also their most valuable.

The city’s B.C. Hockey League team named goaltender Billy Faust as Most Valuable Player at the club’s year-end banquet Wednesday at Fairwinds Golf Club.

Faust was second in the BCHL in minutes played at exactly 3,000, and during that ice time he saw 1,642 shots and made 1,499 saves. His 23 wins were fourth-best in the league and his 2.86 goals-against average was fourth-best among starting goalies.

Forward Andrew Gladiuk won three awards last week. His 59 points in 2011-12 clinched the team’s Top Scorer trophy for a second-straight year and he was also Scholastic Player of the Year for the second-straight season. Gladiuk’s armload of hardware this season also included the Most Popular Player trophy.

Rookie defenceman Colton Dahlen won the Lisa Macpherson Award for heart, courage and dedication and the Clippers’ other major awards went to Rookie of the Year Luke Gordon and Top Defenceman Graeme McCormack.

Mason Blacklock was selected Most Improved Player, Chris Eiserman was chosen Most Inspirational Player, Dan Correale was Most Exciting Player, Trevor Fitzgerald got the Best Two-Way Player award, Kyle Kramer was picked as Unsung Hero and Josh Phillips won the Coach’s Award.

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