Fort Frances Laker Cole Tymkin Rookie Honours

CCM Rookie

CCM RookieTHUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Thursday that Fort Frances Lakers forward Cole Tymkin has been named the CCM Hockey rookie of the year for the 2015-16 season.

Tymkin topped fellow CCM Hockey rookie of the year finalists Nash Dabb of the English River Miners and Brad Thrower of the Thunder Bay North Stars for the award, in balloting completed by each of the SIJHL’s member clubs.

In 49 games played, Tymkin led all SIJHL rookies in offensive production with 48 points on 15 goals and 33 assists.

That was also good enough to place the 16-year-old Fort Frances product ninth overall in league scoring.

In the 15-year history of the SIJHL, Tymkin becomes the sixth player from a Fort Frances-based franchise to garner the accolades.

The last to do so was Lucas DeBenedet back in 2013-14.

The following is the list of the SIJHL’s all-time CCM rookie of the year award recipients:

2015-16: Cole Tymkin, Fort Frances Lakers
2014-15: Bradley Belisle, Thunder Bay North Stars
2013-14: Lucas DeBenedet, Fort Frances Lakers
2012-13: Jake Larson, Minnesota Wilderness
2011-12: Jordan Larson, Fort Frances Lakers
2010-11: Austin Adduono, Wisconsin Wilderness
2009-10: Jameson Shortreed, Fort Frances Lakers
2008-09: Jay Pelletier, Fort William North Stars
2007-08: Mitch Cain, Fort Frances Jr. Sabres
2006-07: Kale Kerbashian, Fort William North Stars
2005-06: Dustin Fummerton, Fort William North Stars
2004-05: Andrew Fernandez, Fort William North Stars
2003-04: Cody Mosbeck, Dryden Ice Dogs
2002-03: Jamie Silverson, Thunder Bay Bulldogs
2001-02: Kevin Webb, Borderland Thunder

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