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ADAM Brooks of the Winnipeg Hawks was named the Winnipeg AAA Council Impact Player of the Year and the most valuable player of the bantam I division.

Brooks, who won the scoring title, was named MVP of the 2011 Western Bantam championship in Winnipeg earlier this month. He is eligible for the Western Hockey League's bantam draft on May 5 in Calgary.

His older brother Brett Brooks was named MVP of the midget city division while Ryan Gardiner of the Winnipeg Sharks was chosen as MVP of the bantam II division. Goaltender Teagan Sacher of the Winnipeg Thrashers was named the MVP of the provincial midget division.

Winnipeg Thrashers head coach Dan Eliasson, who led the Thrashers to the provincial, western regional and national titles in his first season as head coach, was named coach of the year.

The top forwards were Ethan Williams-Winnipeg Hawks (bantam II), Dane Schioler-Winnipeg Hawks (bantam I),

Jordan Larson-Thunder Bay Kings (midget city) and Brandon Lauder-Winnipeg Wild (provincial midget).

The top defencemen were Ryan Gardiner-Winnipeg Sharks (bantam II), Reid Zalitach-Winnipeg Sharks (bantam I), Kevin Pochuk-Winnipeg Warriors (midget city) and Madison Bowey-Winnipeg Wild (provincial midget).

The top goaltenders included Troy Martyniu -Winnipeg Hawks (bantam II), Evan Johnson-Winnipeg Monarchs (bantam I), Brenden Fiebelkorn-Winnipeg Hawks (midget city) and Spencer Tremblay-Winnipeg Wild (provincial midget)

The hardest working players included Colton Veloso-Winnipeg Monarchs (bantam II), Adam Wowryk-Winnipeg Hawks (bantam I), Mitchell Lockhart-Winnipeg Hawks (midget city) and Warren Callis-Winnipeg Wild (provincial midget)

-- Emily Potter, a 6-foot-4 post from Glenlawn Collegiate, was among 36 player from across Canada who were invited by Canada Basketball to a national age group assessment camp at the University of Toronto in Mississauga over the weekend.

Potter and the other athletes were selected for the camp through the national identification process. Potter was one of 18 athletes being assessed for the Cadette Women's National Team (CWNT) which, when selected, will compete in the 2011 FIBA Americas under-16 Championship for Women in Mexico on June 13-18.

-- Jennifer More of Deloraine, Natasha Kostenko of Fannystelle and Danielle Leslie of Winnipeg will have their names on the 2011 Esso Cup as members of the Notre Dame Hounds.

More, the Hounds' captain, scored her team's first goal and the game-winner in a 5-2 win Saturday over the Edmonton Thunder in the national female midget hockey championship game in St. Albert, Alta. Kostenko assisted on the second goal. The Hounds, the Western representative, won silver at last year's Esso Cup.

More finished third overall in tournament scoring after the round-robin portion of the tournament with eight goals and seven assists for 15 points in seven games.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 25, 2011 C2

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