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Goaltender Gusse the Caps' MVP

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Caps' grads from left include: Reilly O'Connor, Mason Malkowich, Adam Moody, Robin Gusse, Matthew Berry-Lamontagna and Blake Butzow.
— image credit: Andrew Leong

The Cowichan Valley Capitals didn't make the B.C. Hockey League playoffs by one point, but there was still plenty to celebrate from an individual standpoint during the 2013-14 season.

The Caps held their annual awards banquet last Tuesday at the Cowichan Golf and Country Club and spread the honours throughout the lineup.

Only two players received more than one award. Goalie Robin Gusse was the most valuable player and three-star award winner while Adam Moody was recognized for academic achievement and co-winner of the unsung hero award.

Captain Kyle Horsman earned a share of unsung hero status with Moody.

Gusse was a workhorse for the Caps, playing in all or part of 53 of the team's 58 regular-season games. He posted a strong goals against average of 3.08 for a non-playoff team and a save percentage of .908.

Other recipients included: Reilly O'Connor (most sportsmanlike player); Blake Butzow (most popular); Jordan Topping (most improved); Mason Malkowich (most inspirational); Colton Kehler (rookie of the year); Jarrett Brown (top gun defenceman); Rylan Bechtel and Matthew Berry-Lamontagna (top defensive defencemen); Myles Powell (leading scorer) and Jesse Neher (coaches' award).

 

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