- Created: 14 February 2018
The Eugene Generals celebrated the thirteenth season of Generals hockey at the 2017-18 Eugene Generals Awards Banquet held on Tuesday evening at The Rink Exchange in Eugene, Oregon.
An annual tradition near the conclusion of each hockey season, Eugene Generals players, staff, host families, volunteers and fans gathered at the team's home arena for an evening of food, fun and awards.
Head Coach Justin Kern and Associate General Manager Alex Stimson handed out a total of nine (9) awards on Tuesday evening. You can find the nominees and winners for each individual award listed below:
Host Family of the Year: The Nyberg Family
Nominees: The Nyberg Family, the Brown Family, the Doungchak Family.
Norma J. Evans Volunteer of the Year: Jason Falls
Nominees: Derek Vinti, Jason Falls, Alex Brown, Rachel Huddelstun
Offensive Player of the Year: Alex Clark
Nominees: Dakota Henn, Alex Clark, Garrett Foster
Defensive Player of the Year: Kenneth Griffin
Nominees: Kenneth Griffin, Garrett Foster, Dakota Henn
Rookie of the Year: Alex Clark
Nominees: Dakota Henn, Alex Clark, Nathan Leach
Most Improved Player: Nathan Leach
Nominees: Broc Friesen, Calvin Hennon, Nathan Leach
Player's Choice Award: Kenneth Griffin
Nominees: Kenneth Griffin, Alex Clark, Jack Thornton
Most Valuable Player: Kenneth Griffin
Nominees: Kenneth Griffin, Alex Clark, Christopher Alexakis
Bobby Freeland Memorial "Hard Hat" Award: Jack Thornton
Nominees: Kenneth Griffin, Jack Thornton, Jackson Baughman
The Eugene Generals congratulates all of the award winners from the 2017-18 Eugene Generals Banquet. The Generals organization would also like to offer its sincere thanks to all of the dedicated volunteers and host families that helped contribute to another memorable season of Generals hockey.
The Generals hit the ice this weekend for a two-game series against the University of Oregon scheduled for Friday, February 16th and Saturday, February 17th. Both games are scheduled to begin at 7:30pm PST at The Rink Exchange, located on the fairgrounds.
Friday night's game will be celebrated as Hockey Fights Cancer Night as the Generals will be wearing one-of-a-kind uniforms to honor the fight against cancer. Those specialty promo jerseys will be made for sale via online auction with the profits being donated to the fight against cancer.
Saturday night's game will be hailed as Host Family Appreciation Night where the organization will honor the loving host families that open up their homes to Generals players.
A live, free and HD video broadcast of both games against the Ducks will be available via Facebook Live with coverage starting approximately 15 minutes prior to puck drop.