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Higbie takes top honors at Legion Bantams awards

April 4, 2012
By Journal Sports Staff , The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - Brendan Higbie took top honors at the Marquette American Legion Bantam AA end-of-season awards dinner.

A goaltender, Higbie was named the team's Most Valuable Player.

Other awards were presented as follows:

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The Marquette American Legion Bantam AA hockey team celebrates its International Silver Stick championship in Midland this season. (Submitted)

Top Defenseman, Jake Phillips; Unsung Hero, Brenden Shanahan; Defensive Forward, Alex Warchol; Playmaker, Luke Schwemin; Top Scorer, Ethan St. Germain; and Breakout Forward, Michael Farley.

Also, Breakout Defenseman, Noah Heichel; Rookie Award, Tristan Ashbrook; Heart Award, Nic Tuma; Coaches Award, Brock Smith; Attitude Award, James Hendrickson; and Determination Award, Kyle Lane.

In addition, Perseverance, Patrick Burmeister; Versatility, Brett Specker; Comeback, Kristian Jackson; Most Improved, Warchol; and Horizon Award, Travis Cameron.

Coach Brian Nebel's team went 31-25-9 overall this season, taking the District 8 title and the Silver Sticks Regional championship.

In addition, the Legion icers placed second in Northern International Hockey League play.

The also took runner-up honors at the Chicago Preseason Challenge, the Boo in the Soo tournament and the Traverse City Cup tourney.



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