SUPERIOR INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
SIJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
GM Ice Dogs’ Pouncy named SIJHL RBC scholastic player of the year
THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday that Dryden GM Ice Dogs defenceman Kyle Pouncy has been named the SIJHL’s RBC scholastic player of the year.
With the honour the Kamloops, B.C., product earns a $1,000 scholarship on behalf of RBC to help defer costs of his post-secondary education.
Pouncy also becomes the SIJHL’s nominee for the Hockey Canada/Canadian Junior Hockey League RBC scholastic player of the year award, which will be announced during next month’s RBC Cup in Lloydminster, Alta.
That recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship courtesy of RBC.
Pouncy, who previously graduated with honours, from Westsyde Secondary School in his hometown of Kamloops also excelled on the ice during his time in Dryden.
The 20-year-old Pouncy, a SIJHL CCM Hockey first team all-star, was third in offensive production among league defencemen in points with 42, which also paced the GM Ice Dogs D-corps.
He notched 13 goals and dished out 29 assists and led all SIJHL defencemen in game-winning goals with four.
The Dryden blueliner also finished among league rearguards in playoff scoring with 10 points in 12 outings on two tallies and eight helpers.
A finalist for the league’s Amyotte’s Awards & Promotions most valuable player award, Pouncy was one of seven players to compete in all 56 regular season contests.