Left winger Paul Ranheim captured three of the nine individual awards presented to Salt Lake Golden Eagle players during the first intermission at Saturday's record-setting game against the Denver Rangers.
In addition to being named winner of the Dan Meyers Award as the team's most valuable player, Ranheim also won the team's Rookie of the Year and the Boy Next Door awards, the latter sponsored by the Screamin' Eagles booster club.Ranheim could pick up a fourth award if he ends the season as the team's leading scorer. Right now he leads the team in points but is closely pursued by left winger Randy Bucyk, right winger Peter Lappin and right winger Rich Chernomaz.
Other winners included the Unsung Hero Award to Bucyk, the Mr. Hustle Award to right winger Marc Bureau, the Most Inspirational Player Award to Chernomaz, and the Most Valuable Defenseman Award to Dave Reierson.
During the second intermission, former Golden Eagle players Lyle Bradley and Doug Palazzari were honored and their jerseys retired. Former coach Jack Evans, now a scout with the National Hockey League Hartford Whalers was also recognized during the ceremony.