Bozon gets rookie-of-the-year nod
What a season it has been for Kamloops Blazers' forward Tim Bozon.
The Frenchman was named the WHL's Western Conference rookie of the year at a press conference held at Interior Savings Centre on Thursday, March 22.
He is also a finalist for WHL rookie of the year.
"It's something that I didn't expect last summer when I came here," said Bozon, who plays on a line with centre Colin Smith and right-winger JC Lipon.
"It means a lot."
Bozon finished second overall in rookie scoring with 71 points, 36 of them goals, in 71 games.
Marek Tvrdon of the Vancouver Giants played 11 fewer games than Bozon and registered 74 points to win the rookie scoring title.
The Giants' left-winger, however, was only a plus-1, while Bozon finished the season plus-27.
Blazer media man Tim O'Donovan gave Bozon the good news on Wednesday, March 21.
"Timmy told me and I told my parents," said the Blazers' left-winger, son of Philippe Bozon, who played with the St. Louis Blues in the early 1990s.
"They are happy for me."