Chilliwack Chiefs captain Jordan Kawaguchi has been nominated for the BCHL's most prestigious individual award.

Chilliwack Chiefs captain Jordan Kawaguchi has been nominated for the BCHL's most prestigious individual award.

Captain K up for BCHL MVP award

Jordan Kawaguchi, Vimal Sukumaran and Dennis Cholowski each have a shot at taking home trophies.

The Chilliwack Chiefs have three players up for major BCHL hardware.

The league released the finalists for five individual awards on Tuesday.

The head coaches from the 17 BCHL teams were asked to submit one nominee from each of the three divisions. Chilliwack captain Jordan Kawaguchi emerged as the Mainland nominee for the Vern Dye Memorial MVP Trophy.

He’s up against Coastal conference nominee Sheldon Rempal of the Nanaimo Clippers and Interior conference nominee Tyson Jost of the Penticton Vees.

Kawaguchi leads the Chiefs in goals (41) and points (78) through 54 games.

Kawaguchi’s linemate, Darien Craighead, also received multiple votes.

Craighead is second in team scoring with 65 points.

Vimal Sukumaran got the Mainland division nomination for the Bruce Allison Memorial Rookie of the Year Trophy.

The 19 year old leads all BCHL freshmen in goals with 31 and is fourth in points with 60.

Odeen Tufto of the Vernon Vipers and Kyle Betts of the Powell River Kings are the other nominees.

Chilliwack’s Kohen Olischefski also received multiple votes.

Dennis Cholowski is in the running for the BCHL’s top defenceman award.

He goes head to head with Penticton Vee Dante Fabbro and Nanaimo Clipper Yanni Kaldis.

The nominees for the Bob Fenton Trophy as most sportsmanlike player are Taro Hirose (Salmon Arm), Colton Kerfoot (Coquitlam) and Chris Schutz (Alberni Valley).

Kawaguchi received votes.

The nominees for the Joe Tennant Memorial Trophy as coach of the year are Fred Harbinson (Penticton), Bliss Littler (Wenatchee) and Mike Vandekamp (Nanaimo).

Chiefs bench boss Jason Tatarnic received votes.

The Brett Hull Trophy (top scorer), goaltending award and Wally Forslund Trophy (top goalie tandem) are all stats-based and will be announced when the regular season is over.

See bchl.ca