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EHLERS & MEIER UP FOR GOLDEN PUCK AWARDS

 The QMJHL has announced its list of nominations for the Golden Puck Awards to be presented at the Hyatt-Regency Hotel in Montreal on April 8th.

Nikolaj Ehlers and Timo Meier of the Halifax Mooseheads are each in the running for two awards.

Ehlers joins Conor Garland of the Moncton Wildcats and Danick Martel of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada as finalists for the Michel-Briere Trophy as QMJHL Most Valuable Player.

Meier is nominated along with Evgeny Svechnikov of the Screaming Eagles and Sea Dogs defenceman Jakub Zboril for the Michael Bossy Trophy which is handed out annually to the Top Professional Prospect.

The Mooseheads European duo will go head to head for the Paul-Dumont Trophy given to the Personality of the Year. Ehlers and Meier are in tough against fellow nominee and former teammate Zach Fucale who captured the award last season as a member of the Mooseheads.

Below is the complete list of nominations for the 2014-2015 Golden Puck Awards.

Michel-Brière Trophy – Most Valuable Player

Ehlers, Nikolaj – Halifax Mooseheads

Garland, Conor – Moncton Wildcats

Martel, Danick – Blainville-Boisbriand Armada

Rookie of the Year

Girard, Samuel – Shawinigan Cataractes

Timashov, Dmytro – Québec Remparts

Émile “Butch” Bouchard Trophy – Best Defenseman

Brouillard, Nikolas – Québec Remparts

Kostalek, Jan – Rimouski Océanic

Walcott, Daniel – Blainville-Boisbriand Armada

Frank-J.-Selke Trophy – Sportsman of the Year

Farrell, Kyle – Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Schweri, Kay – Sherbrooke Phoenix

Talbot-Tassi, Dominic – Moncton Wildcats

Michael-Bossy Trophy – Top Professional Prospect

Meier, Timo – Halifax Mooseheads

Svechnikov, Evgeny – Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Zboril, Jakub – Saint John Sea Dogs

Marcel-Robert Trophy – Scholastic Player of the Year

Bois, Redgie – Rouyn-Noranda Huskies

Grégoire, Jérémy – Baie-Comeau Drakkar

Talbot-Tassi, Dominic  – Moncton Wildcats

Ron-Lapointe Trophy – Coach of the Year

Beausoleil, Serge – Rimouski Océanic

Bouchard, Joël – Blainville-Boisbriand Armada

Rumble, Darren – Moncton Wildcats

Maurice-Filion Trophy – General Manager of the Year

Beausoleil, Serge – Rimouski Océanic

Mondou, Martin – Shawinigan Cataractes

Shannon, Roger – Moncton Wildcats

 
Paul-Dumont Trophy – Personality of the Year

Ehlers, Nikolaj – Halifax Mooseheads

Fucale, Zachary – Québec Remparts

Meier, Timo – Halifax Mooseheads

Humanitarian and Community Involvement Trophy presented by the Public Relations firm NATIONAL

Ciampini, Luca – Baie-Comeau Drakkar

Martel, Danick – Blainville-Boisbriand Armada

Pomerleau, Tristan – Victoriaville Tigres
 

Please note that the following trophies will be awarded at special pre-game ceremonies held at the beginning of the playoffs: Raymond-Lagacé (Defensive Rookie of the year), Michel-Bergeron (Offensive Rookie of the Year), Guy-Carbonneau (Best Defensive Forward), Kevin-Lowe (Best Defensive Defenseman), Robert-Lebel (Best goals-against-average – Team), Jean-Rougeau (Regular Season Champions) and Luc-Robitaille (Best Offensive Team).

Here are the nominees:

Raymond-Lagacé Trophy – Defensive Rookie of the Year

Girard, Samuel – Shawinigan Cataractes

Green, Luke – Saint John Sea Dogs

Zboril, Jakub – Saint John Sea Dogs
 

Michel-Bergeron Trophy – Offensive Rookie of the Year

Chlapik, Filip – Charlottetown Islanders

Svechnikov, Evgeny – Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Timashov, Dmytro – Québec Remparts

Guy-Carbonneau Trophy – Best defensive forward

Gauthier, Frédérik – Rimouski Océanic

Jevpalovs, Nikita – Blainville-Boisbriand Armada

Loiseau, Alexis – Rimouski Océanic

Kevin-Lowe Trophy – Best defensive defenseman

Bourque, Simon – Rimouski Océanic

Kostalek, Jan – Rimouski Océanic

Walcott, Daniel – Blainville-Boisbriand Armada

The John-Horman (Administrator of the Year), Jean-Sawyer (Marketing Director of the Year) and Denis Arsenault (Academic Consultant of the Year) trophies will be awarded at the Annual Entry Draft in Sherbrooke. The finalists will be revealed at a later date.

You can follow all the action on April 8th on Twitter #goldenpuck.

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