Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Chiefs players receive season awards before Game 1 of MSL finals

Major Series Lacrosse 2015 scoring champion Dhane Smith receiving his award from Commissioner Jim Brady. 
Commissioner Jim Brady was on hand Tuesday night in Six Nations to present a pair of 2015 league awards to Chiefs players. Dhane Smith received the award for the league's top scorer. It was a tight three-way battle between Smith, teammate Ryan Benesch and Peterborough's Shawn Evans.

Smith had 37 goals and 53 assists for 90 points in 18 games. Evans scored 11 points in Peterborough's final game of the season to fall just one short of Smith's total with 89 points. He had 29 goals and led the league with 60 assists.

Benesch led the league in goals with 43 and added 45 assists for 88 points. Both Evans and Benesch played 17 games.

The battle for the top goaltending tandem was almost as close as the scoring race. The Six Nations Chiefs duo of Dillon Ward and Brandon Miller won the award for the goalies allowing the fewest goals. The Chiefs surrendered just 135. Ward posted an 11-1 record, 7.08 goals against average and .820 save percentage. Miller went 3-0 with an 8.0 GAA and .830 save percentage. Angus Goodleaf also played for the Chiefs this summer.

Dillon Ward (left) and Brandon Miller were the top goaltending duo in Major Series Lacrosse in 2015.