Petrolia Flyers' Keating, Flags' coaches win Stobbs Division awards
Petrolia Flyers forward Kole Keating is the 2017-18 most valuable player in the Provincial Junior Hockey League's Stobbs Division. (Contributed photo)
Kole Keating of the Petrolia Flyers was named the most valuable player in the Provincial Junior Hockey League's Stobbs Division on Sunday.
Keating was third in the division's scoring race with 58 points in 37 games.
He also led the division with 36 goals.
The 21-year-old forward from Inwood is in his sixth season with the Flyers.
Cory Burns of the Amherstburg Admirals and William Stadder of the Essex 73's were the MVP award runners-up. Burns won the scoring title with 65 points.
Mooretown Flags head coach Jordan Pennesi and assistants Dara Emslie and Jeff Paulley were chosen the best coaching staff. The Dresden Kings were runners-up.
Anthony Cristofaro of the 73's is the defenceman of the year. Austin Jennings of the Admirals is the runner-up.
73's forward Wyatt O'Neil is the rookie of the year. Lucas Fancy of the Blenheim Blades is the runner-up.
Brandon Ireland of the Lakeshore Canadiens is the most dedicated player. Nolan Riley of the Flags is the runner-up.
Canadiens goalie Erik Morneau had the best goals-against average (minimum 1,200 minutes played) with 2.14. Jax D'Hondt and Tyler Ryan won the team award for helping the 73's allow a division-best 82 goals.
Tim Oliphant of the Wheatley Sharks is the volunteer of the year.
The winners will receive their awards at an upcoming home game for their respective teams.