2007 Burton Hockey Awards

Most Outstanding Player K.J. O'Connor, Nakusp (BUSH): K.J. was absolutely insane this year, coupling the greatest run of goaltending ever seen in Burton with a skating year that saw him fall short of the scoring title by just a point. Absolutely no one has been this dominant at both ends of the rink in one year. Honourable mentions to his brother Seamus, who nearly pulled off the same feat, and to Lorne Bilinski, whose scoring average was more than .6 PPG higher than anyone this season.

Most Outstanding Defenseman Oliver Koth-Kappus, Brouse (BUSH): At this point, we can just rename the award for him.

Most Outstanding Goaltender K.J. O'Connor, Nakusp (BUSH): Greatest. Goaltending. Season. Ever. No one was even close.

Rookie Of The Year Kalum Stevens, Nakusp (BUSH): To be frank, it was a horrible year for rookies. Kalum pretty much wins by default with his 44% shooting percentage.

Most Sportsmanlike Player Seamus O'Connor, (BUSH): Honourable mentions to Joern Hornhardt, Stefan Klopp and Oliver Koth-Kappus. Nathan Robson could also have won this if he had played more this season.

Dual Threat Of The Year K.J. O'Connor, Nakusp (BUSH): No explanation needed here.

Ironman Of The Year (tie) K.J. O'Connor, Nakusp (BUSH); Seamus O'Connor, Glenbank (BUSH): Both brothers played in all 41 BUSH games this year. Honourable mention to Stefan Klopp and Bernie Koth-Kappus, who played in all 21 VRH games plus 13 BUSH games as well.

Comeback Player Of The Year Kyle Grenier, Nakusp (BUSH): After a solid 2005, Kyle fell off the map completely in 2006. In 2007, he came back and didn't just play; he led two sessions in scoring, including the amazing four-hour marathon session in April.

Most Valuable Player K.J. O'Connor, Nakusp (BUSH): No one wuld have predicted this at the beginning of the year, but ultimately K.J.'s season was just way too good to ignore. This was absolutely a three-way race all season long, and the honourable mentions to Stefan Klopp, whose steadfast dedication to the game kept VRH alive, and who led VRH in scoring as an elite playmaker, and to the continued two-way prowess and organisational skills of Seamus O'Connor.



1st All-Stars


Lorne Bilinski, North Vancouver (VRH)

Stefan Klopp, Vancouver (BUSH/VRH)

K.J. O'Connor, Nakusp (BUSH)

K.J. O'Connor (G), Nakusp (BUSH)

Seamus O'Connor, Glenbank (BUSH)



2nd All-Stars


Justin Gordon, Nakusp (BUSH)

Kyle Grenier, Nakusp (BUSH)

Oliver Koth-Kappus, Brouse (BUSH)

Bron Mach (G), Vancouver (VRH)

Pedro Santos, Vancouver (VRH)


Most Dedicated Team


Lorne Bilinski, North Vancouver (VRH)

Justin Gordon, Nakusp (BUSH)

Joern Hornhardt, West Vancouver (VRH)

Chris Jackins, Nakusp (BUSH)

Stefan Klopp, Vancouver (BUSH/VRH)

Bernie Koth-Kappus, Vancouver (BUSH/VRH)

K.J. O'Connor, Nakusp (BUSH)

Seamus O'Connor, Glenbank (BUSH)

Kyle wrote on January 18, 2008 @ 09:33:36 PST
I very much doubt Lee will roar back in 2007, seeing as how it ended a month ago. 2008 could be good, though.
Lee Orr wrote on January 11, 2008 @ 15:43:17 PST
What an awful year for Lee Orr. While he fade to obscurity or roar back in 2007?
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