Nanaimo’s junior B hockey team closed the book on its inaugural season. The Nanaimo Buccaneers held their awards banquet Thursday.
Garrett Dunlop won a handful of hardware, taking the Most Valuable Player trophy, as well as one for Leading Scorer and Rookie of the Year. His 62 points led the team and were sixth best in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League in 2012-13.
Quentin McShane won the Best Defenceman award, Derian Hamilton was chosen Most Sportsmanlike and Dan Foglietta and Beau Blanaru shared the Unsung Hero award.
In a press release, Brenda Levesque, one of the team’s owners, credited the players and thanked coaches, volunteers, fans and sponsors.
“Without you we would just have been a bunch of guys skating around with no direction,” she said.
The 2013-14 VIJHL season starts Sept. 5.