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By Jon Zacks

Fort St. John’s Robbie Sidhu is the NWJHL’s Rookie of the Year.

The Huskies’ winger was one of five individuals recognized, as the league handed out its annual awards on Friday.

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With two games remaining in the regular season, Sidhu has scored 51 points (18+33) in 33 games so far this year. He has played every game this season, and currently sits seventh overall in league scoring. Despite being a rookie, Sidhu is now a pivotal part of the Huskies top line, and will be counted on for offence when the playoffs arrive.

Beaverlodge’s Aaron Dumas was named the NWJHL’s Most Valuable Player. Dumas’ 66 points in 30 games puts him in second place in league scoring (behind only Cody Kalb).

Other winners include Grande Prairie’s Nathan Johnson, as the best defenceman, Whitecourt’s Tyler Stubbs, as the most gentlemanly player, and Sexsmith’s Neil Magill, as Coach of the Year.

The league’s best goaltender and scoring champion will be announced after the regular season winds up this weekend. The likely candidates are Whitecourt’s Ryan Demharter and Fort St. John’s Cody Kalb, respectively.

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