2004 Burton Socialist Hockey Awards: Individual Aw

Scoring Champion: Justin Gordon-Lorne Bilinski was well on his way to another title until his departure. Despite a late resurgence from Seamus, Justin was a clearcut champ this year.

Outstanding Player: Robert Rogers-While some argument can be made for Dallas, 159 points in 43 games is simply astounding.

Outstanding Defenseman: Pat Strachan-Known as a goalie coming into 2004, Pat really emerged as a two-way threat this year, deposing Oliver as Burton's defense king in the process.

Outstanding Goalie: Nathan Robson-A tale of two seasons; Nathan dominating the first half and Chris Jackins breaking out as Burton's new goaltending star in the second. An extremely tight battle down to the wire; since Nate's stats are slightly better, he barely takes it.

Rookie of the Year: Dallas Sinclair-Not even remotely close for this one. Dallas used his quick speed to dominate his two sessions.

Most Sportsmanlike: Oliver Koth-Kappus-The perennial presence in Burton always carries himself with highest decorum.

Ironman: Justin Gordon-Justin's 107 games this year just beats out Oliver's 105. Bernie would have had this (31 straight sessions!) were it not for Lee organizing the fall sessions.

Comeback Player: Lee Orr-After missing a year of action with a wrenched back and a destroyed knee, Lee came back in September and came back right where he left off; dominating sessions and bringing his unbridled passion for Burton back where it belongs.

MVP: Seamus O'Connor-By one vote(!), Seamus narrowly beats Justin for the honour. A close second in scoring, Seamus realized his potential for dominance in 2004 and was a major force in organizing sessions and providing transport to and from the rink.


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