Celebrating Success at Presentation Night
ULTIMATE WINDOWS-sponsored Billingham Stars held their first joint Seniors/U20s Presentation EveningÂ on Friday 15th April with the usual mix of silverware, food and maybe a drink or two!
Held at The Swan, the night saw individual player achievements recognised as well as celebrating team success with the Senior Stars winning the NIHL North Cup and the Under 20s winning the League in their inaugural season, making the National Finals in the process.
Hosted by match-night announcer Craig Simpson and in the presence of title sponsors Ultimate Windows, the Stars team management was on hand to present awards and recognise the efforts of some of the many off-ice volunteers who have contributed their time throughout the season. Shirt sponsors were also presented with their keepsakes by their sponsored players. Individual player awards were presented to both the Seniors and U20s, the most popular choice being the Senior Players Player of the Year award which went to ‘Mr Billingham’ himself, captain Paul Windridge.
Presented by Coach Ian Weedall, the U20s awards for season 2015-2016 were as follows:
Most Improved Player:Â Peter Mallon
Best Defensive Player:Â Callum Read
Best Forward:Â Josh Nertney
Coaches Player of the Year: Josh Nertney
Players Player of the Year:Â JackÂ Emerson
The Senior awards for season 2015-2016 were as follows:
Most Improved Player:Â Luke Brown
Best Defensive Player:Â Ben Davison
Best Forward:Â Michael Elder
Top Points Scorer:Â Dennis BostrÃ¶m
Coaches Player of the Year: Callum Davies
Players Player of the Year:Â Paul Windridge
BIHSC Supporters Player of the Year: Callum Davies
Billingham Stars TV were on hand to film the whole event – relive the highlights by clicking here. Craig was given the unenviable task of interviewing some of the key players during the evening, find some slightly tipsy-looking Stars speaking on camera by clicking here.
All images courtesy of Linda Crabtree â€“ the full album is available to view on the Stars Facebook page.