While the Langley Thunder waits for its opponent in the Western Lacrosse Association playoff final, three of its key players can take a moment to enjoy some individual accolades.
The WLA named its all-stars and league award winners on Monday.
The Thunder's Brett Mydske (defence) was named as a first team all-star.
Mydske also received the Gord Nicholson Defensive Player award.
His teammate, forward Athan Iannucci, earned a second allstar team nod.
Iannucci finished tied with Lewis Ratcliff for the Thunder's scoring lead, each with 57 points.
Langley's Ian Poole was named the WLA's unsung hero.
The 2012 WLA all-star teams and league awards are as follows:
WLA first all-star team
goaltender - Nick Rose (Coquitlam)
defence - Brett Mydske (Langley)
defence - Bruce Murray (Coquitlam)
forward - Dane Dobbie (Coquitlam)
forward - Scott Ranger (Nanaimo)
forward - Corey Small (Victoria)
WLA SECOND ALL-STAR TEAM
goaltender - Zac Boychuk (Nanaimo)
defence - Ian Hawksbee (New Westminster)
defence - Brad Richardson (Coquitlam)
forward - Iilja Gajic (New Westminster)
forward - Athan Iannucci (Langley)
forward - Jeff Shattler (Victoria)
WLA individual awards:
Leo Nicholson Trophy for Outstanding Goaltender - Nick Rose (Coquitlam).
Ab Brown Trophy for Most Sportsmanlike Team - Burnaby Lakers.
Ed Bailey Trophy for Rookie of the Year - Cody Bremner (Nanaimo).
Dorothy Robertson for Coach of the Year - Bob Johnson (Burnaby).
Norm Kowalyk Trophy for Executive of the Year - Casey Cook (WLA).
Maitland Trophy for Outstanding Play, Sportsmanship & Assistance to Minor Lacrosse - Cayle Ratcliff (Nanaimo).
Commission Trophy for Most Valuable Player - Nick Rose (Coquitlam).
Gord Nicholson Defensive Player - Brett Mydske (Langley).
Three-Star Award - Jeff Shattler (Victoria).
League Top Scorer - Scott Ranger (Nanaimo).
Fred Wooster Unsung Hero - Ian Poole (Langley).
With a 12-6 record, the Thunder finished on top of the seven-team WLA at the end of the regular season.
The defending WLA playoff champion Thunder now awaits its opponent in the league championship series.
The Thunder earned a rest after sweeping the Burnaby Lakers in four games in the teams' best-of-seven semifinal.
The other semifinal continues, with the Coquitlam Adanacs holding a 3-2 lead in games over the Victoria Shamrocks.
The Adanacs had a chance to finish off the Shamrocks last night (Aug. 15) at the Coquitlam Sports Centre. The game started after the Langley Advance went to press.
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