Josh Tripp Named Finalist For The CJHL’s Top Forward Award

The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced the names of the five players who have been selected finalists for the CJHL’s Top Forward Award in 2018-19.

The five finalists are:

Dylan Holloway, Okotoks (AJHL)

Alex Newhook, Victoria (BCHL)

Brodie MacArthur, Summerside (MHL)

Josh Tripp, Swan Valley (MJHL)

Keighan Gerrie, Thunder Bay (SIJHL) 

Each of the finalists were determined following a voting process completed by each of the CJHL’s 10-member leagues for their respective efforts during the course of the regular season.

Josh Tripp (F), Swan Valley Stampeders(MJHL)

Tripp typifies the story of a hometown boy does good. … The native son of Swan River grew up watching the Stampeders. … Tripp, 20, truly had a storybook season in his final season of junior eligibility, not only helping the Stamps to the playoffs, but playing a key role in one of the best seasons in history for the Stampeder franchise: 2nd place finish with 42 wins ─ a 14-win improvement from the 2017-18 season. … Tripp personifies the smaller player (5-foot-9, 165 pounds) who can not only compete, but excel. … His excellent hockey instincts and high skill levels were evident as he won the MJHL scoring race with 84 points (36-48) in 50 games. … His offensive talents were on display all season with a total of 24 multiple-point games ─ highlighted by a season-high, 5 points in one contest. … The veteran of 4 junior hockey seasons also came through in pressure situations, scoring a total of six game-winning-goals and nine goals via the powerplay. … Named the MJHL’s Most Outstanding Player, in addition to a first-team all-star selection, he represented the MJHL in the 2nd Annual SJHL/MJHL Showcase tournament.