Forward Johnny Powless, acquired by the Langley-based Vancouver Stealth, was one of the finalists for the 2014 Lou Marsh Award, recognizing Canadaâ€™s Top Athlete. Bobsled pilot Kaillie Humphries won the award.
In 2014, Powless won the NLL Championâ€™s Cup with the Rochester Knighthawks, the Mann Cup with the Six Nations Chiefs and the Minto Cup with the Six Nations Arrows, where he was Captain. The 21-year-old Powlessâ€™s resume includes three NLL Championâ€™s Cups, two Mann Cups, and a Minto Cup. He has won the NLLâ€™s Most Sportsmanlike Player award.
â€œIt is a huge honour for Johnny to be named amongst Canadaâ€™s best athletes and extremely well deserved,â€ Stealth president and general manager Doug Locker said.
â€œIâ€™m humbled to be a finalist for the award,â€ Powless said. â€œIâ€™d like to thank all my teammates, family and friends for their support.â€
This yearâ€™s list of finalists also included Powless, Humphries, tennis player Eugenie Bouchard, tennis player Milos Raonic, and hockey defenceman Drew Doughty.