Kamloops Blazers netminder wins off-ice honour

Blazers goalie aces WHL

The academic accolades are continuing to come for the Kamloops Blazers.

Goalie Dylan Garand has picked up the Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Memorial Trophy for his excellence on and off the ice and has been named the WHL's scholastic player of the year. Originally from Victoria, the 17-year-old netminder has been attending Valleyview Secondary since joining the team. He'll graduate with honours this year and a 96.5 average.

That's on top of his work inside the crease; we has the Blazers main goalie this season, participated in the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup and the 2020 Kubota CHL/NHL top prospects game.

Victor Bifano, the Blazers' academic advisor, is a fan.

“Dylan is respected by his teammates as well as our staff, both as an excellent academic student and he provides excellent leadership,” he says in a press release. “He has managed his academics and hockey with a profound degree of maturity.”

As the WHL's scholastic player of the, he is now nominated for the CHL's scholastic award.

Garand is currently the sixth ranked North American goalie by NHL Central Scouting.

Earlier this week the Blazers were named scholastic team of the year, and last month Garand was named western conference scholastic player of the year, on his way to today's announcement.

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