Tonight the Cape Breton Eagles announced their annual award winners in an online video presentation produced by Seaside Communication and hosted by Eagles in-arena host Jason “MaxMan” MacDonald. The ceremony, which can be viewed in full below, also featured comments from various Eagles corporate sponsors, Eagles majority owner Irwin Simon and team president Gerard Shaw.
The award winners are listed below.
Tokyo Lloyd MacDonald Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Work Ethic: Logan Camp
The 19 year old forward was counted on to play in both top six and bottom six roles throughout the season. Camp was also a fixture on both special team units by season’s end and was relied upon to win several key faceoffs throughout the year.
CBU Academic Player Of the Year: Logan Camp
Camp combined his on-ice responsibilities with academic success, enrolled in the Business program at Cape Breton University. Camp was the Eagle nominee for the QMJHL’s Marcel Robert Trophy and was the team’s student of the month in October.
MacLeod–Lorway Most Improved Player: Cam Squires
Like most 16 year olds, it took some time for Cam Squires to adjust to life in the QMJHL. But he did so with great strides, including an impressive 14 points in 14 games that saw him earn an honourable mention as the league’s rookie of the month in March.
Bobby Joe Ryan Memorial Trophy (presented by Molson) for Best Sportsmanship: Émile Hegarty-Aubin
The overage forward produced his share of offense as expected, notching 43 points in 66 games. But perhaps more impressive was his discipline- Hegarty-Aubin took just 14 minutes in penalties this season, and only 53 throughout his four QMJHL seasons.
Eastlink Trophy for the Eagles Top Defenseman: Jérémy Langlois
The 18 year old blueliner logged a lot of ice in black & gold this season, excelling at both ends of the ice. In addition to playing against top opposing players, Langlois finished tenth in scoring among QMJHL defensemen with 47 points in 60 games.
Greg Lynch Memorial Trophy (Exemplifying leadership & qualities best representing the Eagles): Romain Rodzinski
Throughout the season, this 19 year old defenseman was described as doing the jobs that few others wanted to do. The epitome of a defensive defenseman, Rodzinski brought a much needed veteran physical presence to the backend.
Casino Nova Scotia Scoring Champion: Ivan Ivan
After a year at home in the Czech Republic, Ivan Ivan returned to Canada for his second QMJHL season having made significant strides. Ivan surpassed the 30 goal mark while averaging a point per game through his 65 contests.
Rookie Of The Year presented by Louisbourg Seafoods: Cam Squires
Being a second round pick in the QMJHL carries a certain amount of expectation but Cam Squires managed to match, and exceed it by season’s end. His 34 points in 64 games was fourth in the QMJHL among 16 year old players in 2021-22.
Cape Breton Beverages Most Valuable Player: Ivan Ivan
The 19 year old Czech forward was the go-to guy for the Eagles all-season long, leading the team in points, a threat to score even when short handed. His star play also caught the attention of his national team as he represented the Czech Republic at the World Juniors.
1270 CJCB Fan’s Choice Award: Jérémy Langlois
The ballots were counted as Eagles star defenseman Jérémy Langlois was the fan favourite for Eagles supporters. Drafted in 2019, Langlois is the longest serving Eagle and recently attended the 2022 NHL Draft Combine, expected to be chosen in this year’s draft on July 7th & 8th.
Eagles 2021-22 Award Ceremony