High school ice hockey

Camden Hills trio nabs awards at Western Class B banquet

Orne named Class B West Player of Year
By Staff | Mar 24, 2014
Courtesy of: Ken Waltz Camden Hills' Jack Orne (16), during a game this season, is the recipient of the Evans Spear Award as the Western Class B Player of the Year.

Portland — Camden Hills Regional High School's Jack Orne, Grayson Szumilas and Parker Lawson were honored for their outstanding play on the ice during the 2013-14 season at the Western Class B high school boys hockey banquet on Sunday, March 16, with the senior tri-captains each bringing home awards.

Orne was chosen as the recipient of the Evans Spear Award for Class B West Player of the Year and is the first Windjammer to win the honor. Also chosen as forward of the year and a first-team all-star, Orne tallied 30 goals this year, including six game-winners, four power-play goals and three shorthanded scores. He also had 25 assists and a plus/minus of plus-54 in 18 games played.

Windjammer coach Karl Enroth said Orne “is a strong and explosive player who can score goals from anywhere on the ice.”

“To be chosen as the player of the year in our competitive Class B West league is quite the accomplishment,” Enroth said.

Szumilas, who scored 26 goals this year, including three game-winners, two power-play goals and three shorthanded goals with 27 assists, and a plus/minus of plus-47 in 17 games played, was named a second-team forward.

Enroth said he felt Szumilas should have won first-team honors as well along with Orne.

“Grayson is the best playmaker in our league and a great leader on and off the ice,” he said. “His hustle and creativity to make plays all over the ice for his teammates makes him a special player.”

Lawson, who had three goals and eight assists, with a plus/minus of plus-28 in the regular season, was named as a third-team defenseman.

“Parker was our top defender, often matching up against the other team's best forwards,” said Enroth. “He also was able to help our team offensively leading the team in defensemen points. He really emerged toward the end of the season as one of the best defensemen in our league.”

Camden Hills had a successful season on the ice as they were the No. 2 seed in Class B West and won the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B title for the second straight season. The Windjammers finished 15-5-1 overall this winter.

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