VOTE: 2014 Male Athlete of the Year Final Four

Chatham-Kent Male Athlete of the Year

Chatham-Kent’s Final Four Male Athlete of the Year Candidates. From top right clockwise: Joseph Raaymakers, Seth Griffith, Dalton Shuian, and TJ Brodie.

After more than 1400 unique voters had their say last week, the vote for Chatham-Kent’s Male Athlete of the Year for 2014 is down to four.

There are two ways to vote, click the poll below, or on our homepage, and comment below. A click on the poll counts as one vote, and a comment counts as one vote, giving every reader up to two votes per computer.

Here are the four finalists in alphabetical order. Below the poll you’ll see a brief description of each athlete. VOTE!


TJ Brodie – From Dresden, Brodie is an All-Star defenseman for the NHL’s Calgary Flames. Brodie has played on Calgary’s top defense pairing for the past season, and is considered a Norris Trophy candidate thus far this season.
Seth Griffith – From Wallaceburg, Griffith starred last season for the AHL’s Providence Bruins, scoring 20 goals, before making the jump to the NHL’s Boston Bruins this season, where he score his first NHL goal, and has been an offensive threat for the Bruins.
Joseph Raaymakers – After leading the Chatham-Kent Cyclones Minor Midget ‘AAA’ team to the semi-final of the OHL Cup, Raaymakers, of Chatham, was a second round OHL Draft pick, and made the OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds as a 16-year-old. The goaltender is among league leaders in statistics, and has emerged as one of Canada’s top young goaltenders.
Dalton Shuian – A Blenheim product, Shuian was unstoppable for the Blenheim Bobcats football team this season, scoring 18 touchdowns and leading the Blenheim Bobcats to a LKSSAA 8-man football championship.

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    Sue 7 years

    Gotta go with Dalton Shuian!!!

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    Dalton Shuian

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    Cindy Carnie 7 years

    Go Dalton! Outstanding year, in the tradition of your brothers, doing your family and team proud.

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    Megan 7 years

    My vote is for Joseph Raaymakers!

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    Patricia Nadon-Koro 7 years

    I have the pleasure of having Joseph Raaymakers as one of my students at NDS in Sault Ste Marie. I am one of those strange canadians that doesn’t follow hockey and so I don’t feel qualified to comment on his athletic achievements. However, as a human being and an observer of character I must say that Joseph is a remarquable person. His maturity surpasses his age and humility is unmatched. He is an excellent role model for all young people, not just athletes. I strongly recommend this young gentlemen for Athlete of the Year, 2014.

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    Joanne Prusky 7 years

    Your the one Dalton!

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    steph 7 years

    Vote for Dalton Shuian

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    Cmoore 7 years

    Vote for Joseph “the wheel” Raaymakers!

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    Cathy 7 years

    Vote for Joseph Raaymakers. He has had a fantastic year so far. 16 years old. Vote, vote, vote for this young fellow.

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    Mike 7 years

    Dalton

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    Betty Ann 7 years

    Dalton Shuian is a great person as well as a great FB player ..vote
    Dalton

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    Madden the Dog 7 years

    I vote for Dalton, his season was just amazing

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    Véronique Robitaille 7 years

    Joseph Raaymakers brings leadership and school spirit at NDS in Sault Ste-Marie. I am sure that these qualities and work ethics are shown on the ice as well. I recommend this Young player for Athlete of the Year, 2014.

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    Micheline Findlay 7 years

    Joseph has been a great addition to the Notre-Dame-du-Sault family. He is a great leader for his fellow students. He is also a very talented goaltender yet remains very humble. Vote for Joseph!

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    al 7 years

    Seth all the way

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    Melissa 7 years

    My vote is for Joseph Raaymakers!!

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    Mary 7 years

    Joseph is an amazing and hardworking young man. Go Joseph!

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    Henry 7 years

    Joseph Raaymakers!!!!

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    Melissa 7 years

    My vote is for Joseph Raaymakers

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    Karen Grant 7 years

    What a great addition to the Soo Greyhounds Joseph Raaymakers has been! To come in and play with confidence that belies his age in the pressure-cooker that is Major Jr. A hockey is no easy feat. Vote Joseph Raaymakers..I did.

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    michelle 7 years

    Raaymakers 🙂

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    Susan Strader 7 years

    Very excited for Joseph. Exciting to watch!

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    Elle 7 years

    Poise and calmness makes for great goal tending. Way to go Joseph Raaymakers!

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    Karen Cormier 7 years

    Joseph Raaymakers all the way!

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    stacey 7 years

    My vote is for Dalton!!!

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    Tina 7 years

    Dalton Shuian

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    George Cragg 7 years

    Only one winner for me – Go Joseph Go!

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    Cathy 7 years

    Great kid, awesome talent! What an honour to be voted to the Final 4!!

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    ChrisN 7 years

    One vote for Dalton, please!

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    Jack 7 years

    Go Dalton, Go!!! A solid performance with a championship under his belt for his efforts!!!

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    Phyllis 7 years

    Joseph Raaymaker gets my vote after watching him play for the Soo Greyhounds and all of the great saves he has made.

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    Stacey 7 years

    Go Joseph!

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    MEGAN 7 years

    Joseph Raaymakers all the way!

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    Megan 7 years

    Gotta go with Dalton

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    My View 7 years

    All great athletes on this list but only 1 is an allstar in thier sports highest level, so TJ Brodie is my choice

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    joe 7 years

    JOE RAAYMAKERS

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    jjordan 7 years

    Dalton Shuian! That is all.

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    RRRRMitch 7 years

    Hardest working kid I know Joseph Ray should be the one!!

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    Megan 7 years

    Joseph has my vote!

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    pat j 7 years

    A proud vote for Dalton Shuian; may be a high school athlete, but has the qualities of a pro;

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    Oklahoma 7 years

    Joseph Raaymakers

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    Germaine 7 years

    Joseph the best go Joseph go

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    Linda Yeo 7 years

    Raaymakers gets the nod from me!

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    Mike 7 years

    T.J. ALL THE WAY

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    Dr. Nilo Fabbro 7 years

    Having been involved in the ownership of the Soo Greyhounds since it`s inception, I have meet many wonderful young men. Joseph is without a doubt one of the nicest and talented young man that I`ve had the pleasure to meet in our organization.

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    Dr Nilo Fabbro 7 years

    Wonderful and talented young man!

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    Dr Nilo Fabbro 7 years

    A wonderful and talented young man.

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    Sara 7 years

    My vote is for Josheph Raaymakers. He definitely deserves this title!

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    having watched Joseph Raaymakers since training camp and up to now his body language on the ice shows me he knows this is his first yr and has to work hard not only to imress his coaches but to progress his own development to a smooth transfer to become the starting or no1 goalie of the soo greyhounds in the near future. good luck Joseph!

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    Ellen 7 years

    Joseph Raaymakers!

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    Vince Merrifield 7 years

    Mr Raaymakers is a super young goalie who will be talked about in the OHL. There is going to be a very lucky NHL team when it comes time for draft. He , I believe will go high. Soo Greyhounds need not worry about who they put in net any given NITE. We have two super goalies. Congrats making it to final four so now all that matters is for Joseph to be declared the winner.