Media Awards - Defensive Player of the Year - Calgary Roughnecks


Ian Busby

City TV Writer and Producer


JON HARNETT


The older Harnett brother is a hugely underrated player in the league. His athleticism and smarts make for a great combination, and he can cover some of the bigger, more physical forwards in the league.

BRYCE FORBES

CALGARYROUGHNECKS.COM WEB PRODUCER


MIKE CARNEGIE


The older Carnegie brother typically drew the assignments of covering the opponents' top players. When Carnegie was able to shut down the likes of John Grant Jr., Garrett Billings or Rhys Duch, the Roughnecks were successful. Sidenote: all of the defenders could have been selected for this one -- 5-on-5, there was no better unit than the Roughnecks. 

LAURENCE HEINEN

CALGARYROUGHNECKS.COM WRITER


MIKE POULIN


The Poulin Wall was the last line of defence for the ’Necks and his stellar netminding kept Calgary in games right up to the final buzzer on most nights. After games, his teammates would almost always give Poulin a vote of confidence for his stellar efforts.

JASON JOHNSON

CALGARYROUGHNECKS.COM WEB PRODUCER


CURTIS Manning


Manning is a horse, plain and simple. The third-year University of British Columbia medical student is always matched against the top snipers in the league which is not an easy feat. He frustrated the likes of John Grant Jr., Rhys Duch and others over and over again this season with his solid and smart defensive play. Manning often goes unnoticed, which is a compliment in the lacrosse world.

RITA MINGO

CALGARY HERALD


SCOTT CARNEGIE


Carnegie stood out on many levels during this past season, his aggressive style resulting in a ton of loose balls and opposition turnovers, many of them forced. On a defence which had its ups and downs during 2013, the younger Carnegie gets the vote.

MEGAN ROBINSON

SPORTSNET 960 THE FAN REPORTER


ANDREW MCBRIDE


Being able to defend against your opponent is one thing but going into the corner or taking a penalty to defend your teammates is another task all together and McBride does both well. The 30-year-old embodies the characteristics of a true leader on and off the floor, just as the Captains of the Roughnecks did before him. Defenders often get little praise for their work on the floor, but as McBride grows as a player, he becomes calmer and the plays he makes appear to be more calculated with a constant goal of protecting his teammates and goaltender. Not to mention, he scored a goal this season, one of nine points he collected in 2013. 
 

 


 
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