Friday, April 8, 2011

Great night for Heather Moyse at Sport PEI banquet


Great night for Heather Moyse at Sport PEI banquet

It was a special night for Olympic bobsled gold medallist Heather Moyse on Wednesday when she picked up three awards at the Sport PEI Awards banquet held in Charlottetown.

In addition to the Senior Female Athlete of the Year, heather was presented with the Bill Halpenny Award for Outstanding International performance, as well as the Lieutenant Governor's Award (left) for PEI's top athlete of the year.

It was an emotional night for Heather, who delighted the sell-out crowd at the Rodd Royalty Inn by passing her gold medal around the room for the guests to inspect and be photographed with. In addition to showing runs of her gold medal performance in Vancouver, a special message was recorded by her partner at the Olympics, Kaillie Humphries.

Jared Connaughton was named Bell Aliant Senior Male Athlete of the Year, while the junior awards were presented to Brandon Gormley and kickboxer Ryan Drum.

Boxing stalwart Howard Watts was the President's Award winner, while the Premier's Award for Sports Organization of the Year went to Football PEI. The full list of winners:

Bell Aliant Senior Male Athlete: Jared Connaughton (Athletics)

Senior Female Athlete: Heather Moyse (Bobsleigh / Rugby)

Junior Male Athlete: Brandon Gormley (Hockey)

Rodd Hotels and Resorts Junior Female Athlete: Ryan Drum (Kickboxing)

Paperflow Intercollegiate Male Athlete of the Year: Colby Pridham (Hockey)

Paperflow Intercollegiate Female Athlete of the Year: Sarah MacAulay (Field Hockey)

ADL Administrator of the Year: Mary Ellen McInnis (Figure Skating)

PEI Mutual Official of the Year: Roy Main (Tennis)

Masters Award: Tom Nicholls (Powerlifting)

Coach of the Year: John Diamond (Soccer)

SCORE Team of the Year: Shared - Churchill Arms (Soccer) and Kathy O'Rourke Rink (Curling)

Presidents Award: Howard Watts (Boxing)

Premier's Award: Football PEI

Bill Halpenny Award: Heather Moyse

Lieutenant Governor's Award: Heather Moyse

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