Game On Magazine September 2015 - Page 66

HAINES, FEY WIN Kevin Haines SCHOLARSHIPS By Scott Taylor Photos by Jeff Miller and James Carey Lauder K evin Haines has completed his career with the KJHL’s North Winnipeg Satellites, but he went out with a bang. Not only was Haines the recipient of the 2015 Satellites Coaches Choice Award, but he was also one of two winners of the annual $500 (each) Keystone Junior Hockey League Scholarship. Haines of the Satellites and Karl Fey, a star with the Baldy Northcott Trophy-winning league champion Selkirk Fishermen were the two recipients of this year’s KJHL Scholarships. Haines, who played three seasons with the Satellites, finished the 2014-15 campaign with 16 goals and 17 assists in 31 games and finished in the Top 30 in the league in scoring. His former coach, Taylor Lemon, had nothing but good things to say about a young man who was one of the team’s assistant captains. “He was a good player and a real hard worker,” said Lemon, who stepped down as head coach of the Satellites in order to coach minor hockey this season. “He was a three-year guy with us and was one of our assistant captains. He was an excellent young man to coach. He would do anything for his teammates and he really had the ability to handle pressure situations for us. He took the big faceoffs for us and was really responsible in his own end.” Haines shared his Satellites’ Coaches Choice Award with linemate Sean Murray. The award is presented annually to the player that the coaches feel they can send out in any pressure situation 62 GAME 66 GAMEON ON CHAMPIONS SEPTEMBEREDITION 2015 2015 and that player will succeed. Haines is enrolled in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba and plans to pursue graduate studies in Chiropractic.  Fey, meanwhile, had a terrific season for the Fishermen. He had 16 goals and 37 points in 29 games and finished in the Top 25 in league scoring. He played a major role in his team’s back-to-back league championship titles. The 2014-15 was his third season with the Fishermen and it was clearly his best. “This is a very nice award for Karl,” said Selkirk coach and GM Chris Poponick. “He’s really a hard-working kid but he’s the type of player who can upset coaches. But if you understand him, he’s just a pleasure to have around. “There will be nights during the regular season when he’s not entirely at his best, but come playoff time, he’s an absolute machine. Two years ago, he played the entire championship final with a dislocated shoulder. When the game or the playoffs are on the line, Karl Fey is a guy you want on the ice.” Poponick says he expects Fey, 21, to play his fourth and final year with the Fishermen in 2015-16. “Karl is a guy with his priorities straight,” said Poponick. “Hockey is fun and we love having him, but he’s a very good student at the University of Winnipeg and for him, school is the most important priority in his life. As it should be.” n Karl Fey