CIS Hockey Major Awards Announced - Chris Culligan Named CIS Most Sportsmanlike Player

CIS Hockey Major Awards Announced - Chris Culligan Named CIS Most Sportsmanlike Player

R.W. PUGH AWARD (most sportsmanlike player): Chris Culligan, UNB

A two-time winner of the AUS most sportsmanlike player and recipient of the Don Wells Trophy, Culligan is the first UNB Varsity Red to win the distinction at the CIS level.

A second-year team captain, the Howie Centre, N.S., native tied for 10th in the country with 17 goals and ranked 11th with 40 points in his fifth and final campaign with the V-Reds, while receiving only 16 penalty minutes in 28 games. His +21 rating was also the second best in the Atlantic conference

UNB's third all-time leading scorer with 171 career points in 133 regular season contest, the two-time University Cup champion captained Canada to gold at the Winter Universiade last December in Italy, where a team of AUS all-stars wore the Maple Leaf. Culligan joined the V-Reds in 2009-10 after a five-year QMJHL career with Cape Breton.

"Chris has been a terrific leader and sportsman during his five years at UNB," said Varsity Reds head coach Gardiner MacDougall. "He is the ultimate competitor and plays the game the right way on a consistent basis. He helped lead our team to a seventh straight first-place finish in the AUS and had a career-best season in helping achieve this feat."

Forwards Steven Reese of Western and Sean Ringrose of Alberta were also up for the Pugh Award.



The all-Canadian teams were also announced on Wednesday.

Joining Heelis, McKiernan and DeSerres on the first squad were Alberta defenceman Jordan Rowley and forwards Derek Hulak of Saskatchewan and Zach Harnden of Western.

Hulak, who finished first in Canada West and second in the CIS scoring race in league play with a 13-35-48 mark, was also a first-team all-Canadian back in 2011-12. Harnden, the CIS rookie of the year in '11-12, was ninth in the nation with an 18-23-41 dossier.

In addition to Culligan, the second dream unit for the season is comprised of Acadia goalie Evan Mosher, UPEI's Reginaldo Traccitto and Guelph's Kenneth Peroff on the blue line, as well as forwards Jamie Wise of Ryerson and Sean Ringrose of Alberta.

Joining Bailie on the CIS all-rookie squad were UNB's Jordan Murray and Calgary's Dryden Dow on defence, as well as UNB's Philippe Maillet, Calgary's Christopher Collins and Ryerson's Domenic Alberga on offence.


Senator Joseph A. Sullivan Trophy (player of the year): Liam Heelis, Acadia
 Defenceman of the year: Ryan McKiernan, McGill
 Goaltender of the year: Jacob DeSerres, Calgary
 Clare Drake Award (rookie of the year): Kevin Bailie, Queen's
 R.W. Pugh Award (most sportsmanlike player): Chris Culligan, UNB
 Father George Kehoe Memorial Award (coach of the year): Brett Gibson, Queen's
 Dr. Randy Gregg Award (hockey, academics & community service): Ben Lindemulder, Alberta

First Team

Pos. - Athlete - University - Year - Hometown  - Faculty

G Jacob DeSerres  Calgary  3 Calgary, Alta.  Arts

D Ryan McKiernan McGill  4 White Plains, NY Finance

D Jordan Rowley  Alberta  3 Edmonton, Alta. Business

F Liam Heelis  Acadia  3 Georgetown, Ont. Arts

F Derek Hulak  Saskatchewan 4 Saskatoon, Sask. Business

F Zach Harnden  Western 3 Thunder Bay, Ont. Business

Second Team

G Evan Mosher  Acadia  3 Conception Bay South, Nfld. Arts

D Reginaldo Traccitto UPEI  4 Oakville, Ont.  Arts

D Kenneth Peroff  Guelph  4 Astorville, Ont.  Geography

F Chris Culligan  UNB  5 Howie Centre, N.S. Rec. in Sports Science

F Jamie Wise  Ryerson 2 Stouffville, Ont.  Arts

F Sean Ringrose  Alberta  5 Edmonton, Alta. PE & Recreation

All-Rookie Team

G Kevin Bailie  Queen's 1 Belleville, Ont.  Arts & Science

D Jordan Murray  UNB  1 Riverview, N.B. Kinesiology

D Drydn Dow  Calgary  1 Calgary, Alta.  Arts

F Philippe Maillet  UNB  1 Terrebonne, Que. UGND

F Christopher Collins Calgary  1 Calgary, Alta.  Arts

F Domenic Alberga Ryerson 1 Maple, Ont.  Public Admin.

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