Hockey is about over with just the Memorial Cup needing to be awarded to the top Canadian Junior Hockey Program tonight. However, two of the Stars’ Prospects won big at the CHL Awards that were given out yesterday. Logan Stankoven and Wyatt Johnston came away with some major post-season awards to add to their current collection from this past season.
For those who don’t know the CHL Awards is usually the day before the Memorial Cup is lifted. The award winners from the OHL WHL QMJHL are automatically nominated. For example, Wyatt Johnston won the Top Scorer Award in the OHL. Since he won that award, his name was automatically entered into the CHL Top Scorer Award race against the other leagues.
CHL Awards: Logan Stankoven takes home CHL Top Player Award
Logan Stankoven was the winner of the CHL David Branch Player of the Year Award. Stankoven led the Kamloops Blazers with 45 points and 59 assists for a total of 104 points overall. He won the award over William Dufour and Stars prospect Wyatt Johnston. He joins notable NHL players: Sidney Crosby, Mario Lemieux, and Connor McDavid. He also becomes the first Dallas Stars player to win the award.
CHL Awards: Wyatt Johnston takes home CHL Top Scorer Award
Wyatt Johnston also took home an award from the CHL Awards. He received the Top Scorer Award over Arsheep Bains and Joshua Roy. Johnston finished with 124 points (46 goals and 78 assists) this past season with the Windsor Spitfires. He was also nominated for the CHL Top Player of the year award but lost to Stars prospect Logan Stankoven.
Both these prospects winning some of the top awards just goes to show that the Stars’ draft scouts did their job over the last three seasons. I know Stars fans just can’t wait to see them take the ice to Pantera within the next couple of seasons.