UPDATED: Leafs retain DiBella, hand out awards at banquet

The team made the announcement during the event Wednesday evening at Hume Hotel.

(Left to right) Isaac MacLeod, Sean Dooley, Brendan Smith, Rayce Miller, Jordan Davie, Blair Andrews and Mario DiBella at the Nelson Leafs' banquet Wednesday.

(Left to right) Isaac MacLeod, Sean Dooley, Brendan Smith, Rayce Miller, Jordan Davie, Blair Andrews and Mario DiBella at the Nelson Leafs' banquet Wednesday.

Mario DiBella will return next season to continue on as the Nelson Leafs head coach and general manager.

Leafs president John Dooley made the announcement Wednesday night at the team’s annual awards banquet at Hume Hotel.

Assistant coaches Sean Dooley and Isaac MacLeod will also return to the team.

DiBella, who previously coached the Leafs from 2000 to 2002, returned in December following the departure of David McLellan.

Here’s a list of all the award winners:

Bob McIvor Memorial Trophy, Leafs MVP: Jordan Davie

Leafs Playoff MVP: Rayce Miller

Most Sportsmanlike Player: Kolten Nelson

Best Defenceman: Kyle Chernenkoff

Harold Mayo Memorial Award, for dedication to hockey and education: Aigne McGeady-Bruce

Stan Zabawa Memorial Award, for most spirited player: Blair Andrews

Rookie of the Year: Eamonn Miller

President’s Award: Blair Andrews

Citizenship Award: Andy Fitzpatrick

Coach’s Selection: Blair Andrews

Unsung Hero Award: Sam Weber

Most Improved Player: Kolten Nelson

Leading Scorer: Jordan Davie

Most Popular Player: Rayce Miller

Jim Kienholz Award, most dedicated volunteer: Debbie Hous

Ted Cartlidge Bursary: Kyle Chernenkoff, Jordan Davie

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