Official Awards for the current season

By Oliver Janz







The German hockey newspaper “EishockeyNews” made a survey over the last weeks. Coaches like Bob Murdoch and Chris Valentine, GM’s like Marcus Kuhl and Karel Lang and various hockey journalists and experts named the award winners of the season 2001/2002. In addition, 168 peoples were involved.

 

DEL (First League)

Award

Name

Nat.

Age

Team

Winner 2001

Player of the Year

Brad Purdie

CAN

28

Krefeld

Andrei Trefilov

Best Goalie

Boris Rousson

CAN

31

München

Andrei Trefilov

Best Defender

Jeff Tory

CAN

29

Kassel

Petri Liitmatainen

Best Wing

Christoph Brandner

AUT

26

Krefeld

Sergej Vostrikov

Best Center

Brad Purdie

CAN

28

Krefeld

Brad Purdie

Rookie of the Year

Andr. Morczinietz

GER

24

Augsburg

Christoph Schubert

Fan Favourite

Andr. Morczinietz

GER

24

Augsburg

Andrei Trefilov 

Coach of the Year

Bill Stewart

CAN

45

Mannheim

Gunnar Leidborg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Face-Off Player

Mark MacKay

GER

38

Schwenningen

Mark MacKay 

Best stay at home defender

Chris Luongo

USA

34

Nürnberg

Jergus Baca

Best defensive forward

Steve Junker

CAN

29

Mannheim

Todd Hlushko

Hardest slapshot

Dominic Lavoie

AUT

34

Hannover

Dominic Lavoie

Hardest bodychecks

Guy Lehoux

CAN

30

Nürnberg

Yvon Corriveau 

Most sportsmanlike player

Tore Vikingstad

NOR

26

Düsseldorf

Peter Larsson

Most unsportmanlike player

John Craighead

CAN

30

Oberhausen

John Craighead

Best Referee

Wolfgang Hellwig

GER

46

 

Peter Slapke 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Brad Purdie was the Topscorer after the regular season, he scored 32 goals and 43 assists in 60 games. Tore Vikingstad is a current prospect of the St. Louis Blues. He was drafted in 1999. Austrain sniper Christoph Brandner and Germany’s Andreas Morczinietz are overage prospects for the NHL Entry Draft 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.Bundesliga (Second League)

Award

Name

Nat.

Age

Team

Winner 2001

Player of the Year

Mario Brunetta

ITA

35

Ingolstadt

Yannick Dube

Best Goalie

Mario Brunetta

ITA

35

Ingolstadt

Mario Brunetta

Best Defender

Bedrich Scerban

CZE

38

Freiburg

Rod Aldoff

Best Wing

Darren Ritchie

CAN

28

Bietigheim

Alexej Pogodin 

Best Center

Marc West

CAN

36

Bietigheim

Yannick Dube

Rookie of the Year

Sebastian Furchner

GER

20

Bremerhaven

Dimitri Pätzold

Fan Favourite

Radek Toth

CZE

34

Crimmitschau

 

Coach of the Year

Giaconto ‘Jim’ Boni

ITA

38

Ingolstadt

Jamie Bartman 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Face-Off Player

Marc West

CAN

36

Bietigheim

Marc West

Best stay at home defender

Josef Lehner

GER

30

Riessersee

Josef Lehner

Best defensive forward

Henrik Hölscher

GER

29

Wolfsburg

Norman Batherson

Hardest slapshot

Vladimir Buril

SLV

32

Heilbronn

Vladimir Buril

Hardest bodychecks

Jeremy Stasiuk

CAN

27

Bremerhaven

Christian Proulx

Most sportsmanlike player

Jiri Lala

GER

42

Regensburg

Günther Preuß

Most unsportmanlike player

Craig Millar

CAN

24

Regensburg

Lorne Toews

Best Referee

Thomas Frenzel

GER

 

 

Axel Rademaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Craig Millar played for NHL-Teams Nashville and Tampa Bay last season. Darren Ritchie was the top goalscorer (62) in the WHL 1995.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oberliga (Third League)

Award

Name

Nat.

Age

Team

Winner 2001

Player of the Year

Martin Cinibulik

CZE

26

Deggendorf

Hofverberg/Meciar

Best Goalie

Martin Cinibulik

CZE

26

Deggendorf

Mastic/Eriksson

Best Defender

Brandon Carper

USA

30

Landshut

Hofverberg/Meciar

Best Wing

Ervin Masek

CZE

34

Kaufbeuren

Györi/Crombeen

Best Center

Christian Brittig

GER

36

Landshut

Marcellus/Cermak

Rookie of the Year

Frank Hördler

GER

17

Selb

Reinke/Sulzer

Fan Favourite

Alexander Jung

GER

23

Erding

 

Coach of the Year

Markus Berwanger

GER

38

Bad Aibling

Rossi/Kink

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Face-Off Player

Brad Scott

GER

36

Selb

Legros/Cermak

Best stay at home defender

Brandon Carper

USA

30

Landshut

Hofverberg/Uvira

Best defensive forward

Thomas Schädler

GER

34

Bad Aibling

Johnson/Schädler

Hardest slapshot

Trevor Jobe

CAN

34

Selb

Drobny/Meciar

Hardest bodychecks

Alain Cote

CAN

31

Selb

Schuster/Cote

Most sportsmanlike player

Robert Kwiatkowski

POL

25

Mittelrhein

Werner/Lala

Most unsportmanlike player

Alain Cote

CAN

31

Selb

Scholz/Meier

Best Referee

Gerhard Mrachatz

GER

 

 

Ehlert/Sander

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Trevor Jobe played for 31(!) teams before his signing with Selb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regionalliga Süd (Fourth League, south division)

Award

Name

Nat.

Age

Team

Winner 2001

Player of the Year

Petr Zajonc

CZE

31

Klostersee

Jiri Kunce

Best Goalie

Martti Hirvonen

GER

26

Weiden

Martti Hirvonen

Best Defender

Jan Penk

CZE

33

Weiden

Jiri Kunce

Best Wing

Petr Zajonc

CZE

31

Klostersee

Petr Zajonc

Best Center

Jason Krueckl

CAN

30

Ravensburg

Jason Krueckl

Rookie of the Year

Bernd Rische

GER

20

Klostersee

Neville Rautert

Fan Favourite

Ron Goodall

CAN

34

Ravensburg

 

Coach of the Year

Jiri Neubauer

CZE

 

Klostersee

Miroslav Klapac

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Face-Off Player

Jason Krueckl

CAN

30

Ravensburg

Jason Krueckl

Best stay at home defender

Vaclav Ruprecht

CZE

30

Klostersee

Jiri Kunce

Best defensive forward

Martin Sauter

GER

28

Klostersee

Andreas Volland

Hardest slapshot

Milan Blaha

CZE

28

Weiden

Jaroslav Benak

Hardest bodychecks

Mike Melas

USA

27

Memmingen

Daniel Nowak

Most sportsmanlike player

Petr Zajonc

CZE

31

Klostersee

Herbert Feicht 

Most unsportmanlike player

Mike Melas

USA

27

Memmingen

Marcel Lichnovsky

Best Referee

Peter Drews

GER

 

 

Peter Friedenberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Petr Zajonc scored 69 goals in 44 regular season games for Klostersee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regionalliga Nordost (Fourth League, northeast division)

Award

Name

Nat.

Age

Team

Winner 2001

Player of the Year

Brad Bagu

CAN

29

Hannover

 

Best Goalie

Roman Kondelik

CZE

29

Hannover

 

Best Defender

Brad Bagu

CAN

29

Hannover

 

Best Wing

Vyach. Koubenski

RUS

25

Wilhelmshaven

 

Best Center

Jarret Reid

CAN

29

Timmendorf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– The Hannover Indians won 44 from 44 games so far. And their topscorer is Brad Bagu – the defender scored 42 goals and assisted on 96 for 138 points. Only Reid scored more points (153).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regionalliga NRW (Fourth League, northwest division)

Award

Name

Nat.

Age

Team

Winner 2001

Best Goalies

Ulrik Kuhnekath

GER

29

Grefrath

 

 

Andrzej Hanisz

POL

40

Neuss

 

 

Milan Havlik

CZE

38

Herne

 

Best Defenders

Jürgen Schulz

GER

32

Neuss

 

 

Marco Scharf

GER

33

Neuss

 

 

Alexander Baum

GER

20

Hamm

 

Best Wings

Sean Klaver

CAN

25

Hamm

 

 

Rene Reuter

GER

32

Grefrath

 

 

Peter Staron

SLV

28

Grefrath

 

Best Center

Tom O’Grady

IRL

27

Hamm

 

 

Dirk Kuhnekath

GER

36

Grefrath

 

 

Jiri Smicek

CZE

38

Neuss

 

Top Rookies

Rene Schmitz

GER

18

Dortmund

 

 

Klaus Achhammer

GER

19

Dortmund

 

 

Alexej Dimitriev

BLR

16

Herne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– The jury named the Top Three in each category.