Blues captain named junior league MVP

Staff ~ The Amherst News
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SPRINGHILL – Cody Roach is making the most of his last season of junior hockey.

The Bay Roberts, N.L., native was named the most valuable player in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League on Wednesday to go along with his top scorer award.

Playing in his fourth season with the Cumberland County Blues, the captain scored 36 goals and added 44 assists for 80 points while scoring another seven goals and 13 assists in the playoffs as Cumberland won its second consecutive league championship and earned its third trip to the Don Johnson Cup in four years.

Roach was also top scorer last year

Ryan Oakley, acquired from the Glace Bay Miners, was named the league’s top defenceman while Andrew Court was honoured as the playoff MVP and the league’s top goalie.

Court had a 17-4-1 record during the regular season with a 2.65 goals-against average. He also played every playoff game for the Blues, finishing with a 12-0 record and a 2.42 average.

It's Court’s second consecutive goalie of the year award.

Teammate Seth Crowe, who had 21 goals and 39 assists for 60 points and only 20 penalty minutes, was named the league’s most gentlemanly player.

Kevin Harvey of the St. Margarets Bay Ducks was named coach of the year, Myles Heffernan of Glace Bay was selected the top rookie and the executive of the year was presented to the Bay Ducks organization.

Organizations: Cumberland, Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League, Bay Ducks organization

Geographic location: Glace Bay, Bay Roberts

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