It was a great night for Brett Gallant at the Sport PEI Awards in Charlottetown, winning both the Cox & Palmer Senior Male Athlete of the Year and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award. Brett is in St. John’s NL preparing for The Brier, but sent along an acceptance video, with his mother Kathie accepting on his behalf. Gallant also won these same 2 awards in 2017.
Brett Gallant curled with Team Gushue and mixed doubles partner Jocelyn Peterman in 2019. Team Gushue finished the season ranked fourth after the Brier, where Gallant was named a second team all-star. Peterman and Gallant won the Canadian mixed doubles and took home silver at the world mixed doubles championship.
Wrestler Hannah Taylor won the Senior Female Athlete of the Year honours.
Full list of winners:
Lt. Governor’s Award – Brett Gallant, curling.
Cox & Palmer Senior female athlete of the year – Hannah Taylor, wrestling.
Cox & Palmer Senior Male athlete of the year – Brett Gallant, curling.
DP Murphy Hotels Junior Male athlete of the year – Jordan Spence, hockey.
DP Murphy Hotels Junior Female athlete of the year – Kristen Arsenault, archery.
Synergy Fitness & Nutrition Intercollegiate Male athlete of the year – Cole MacLaren, baseball.
Synergy Fitness & Nutrition Intercollegiate Female athlete of the year – Bailey Smith, athletics.
ADL Administrator of the year – Kevin McKenna, baseball.
P.E.I. Mutual Coach of the year – Rob McCormack, baseball.
Score! Event of the year – Credit Union Canadian Ringette Championships
Inspiration Award – Tommy MacGuigan, Special Olympics.
ADL Masters Athlete of the year – Nancy Ripley, triathlon, ironman.
PEI Mutual Official of the year – Mandy Li, taekwondo.
Premier’s Award – Athletics P.E.I.
President’s Award – Kevin Quinn, softball.
CBC P.E.I. team of the year – P.E.I. Wave under-16 ringette.
Participate, Compete and Excel (PCE) Awards – Mikey Perry, judo; Kristen Arsenault, archery; Amy Burk, goalball; Roy Paynter, swimming;
(Info from @SportsGuardian)