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2020 Awards

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Each award is a unique piece of Inuit art soapstone carved by artists from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut.

The nominees for the Golden Glove, Coach of the Year, Player of the Year and Best Under 21 Canadian Player of the Year awards were announced during the Final 2020 Media Day on Friday, September 18, 2020. The Golden Boot winner will be announced following the completion of the CPL Final Match on Saturday September 19, 2020. The Award winners will be announced at a special event (to be held at a date still to be determined).

GOLDEN BOOT

AWARDED TO THE TOP SCORING PLAYER IN THE SEASON (INCLUDING FIRST STAGE, GROUP STAGE, AND THE FINAL)

Like the hunter, true goal scorers are courageous and fearless in the hunt. They need to be versatile and adaptive no matter the conditions.
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ARTIST: PITSEOLAK QIMIRPIK

AWARDED TO

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AKEEM GARCIA

GOLDEN GLOVE

AWARDED TO THE GOALKEEPER VOTED TO BE THE BEST AT THIS POSITION BASED ON PERFORMANCE AND OVERALL SUPPORT FOR THEIR CLUB

Importantly the Canadian Inuit Dog is a protector - playing a vital role in protecting their community and possesses traits of loyalty, toughness, bravery, as well as intelligence.
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ARTIST: KELLIPALIK ETIDLOIE

NOMINEES

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TRISTON HENRY

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CALLUM IRVING

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CHRISTIAN OXNER

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

AWARDED TO THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER IN THE CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE BASED ON THEIR OVERALL PLAY & IMPORTANCE TO THEIR CLUB.

The 'Nikisuittuq', a stone landmark build by the Inuit, is a type of Inuksuk whose top stone points towards the North Star. It is used as an important landmark to navigate and lead a traveller home, sending them in the right direction.
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ARTIST: PITSEOLAK QIMIRPIK

NOMINEES

Marco Bustos

MARCO BUSTOS

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AKEEM GARCIA

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KYLE BEKKER

BEST CANADIAN U-21 PLAYER

AWARDED TO THE PLAYER SELECTED AS THE BEST CANADIAN UNDER 21 BASED ON PERFORMANCE & OVERALL ATTITUDE ON AND OFF THE PITCH.

The Polar Bear at birth is playful and adored by all. As 'Atiqalaaq' - the young cub grows it shows promise to become "Nanook" one of the most respected and formidable animals roaming Canada's North.
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ARTIST: TAQIALUK NUNA

NOMINEES

CPL Cavalry FC Team Photos - Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Jul 17, 2020   Mohamed Farsi - Defender, Canada  1999/12/16.    Tony Lewis/CPL

MO FARSI

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CHRISNOVIC N'SA

Julian Dunn

JULIAN DUNN

COACH OF THE YEAR

PRESENTED TO THE COACH VOTED TO HAVE CONTRIBUTED THE MOST TO HIS CLUB'S ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE.

The skillful Own has been a symbol of heightened wisdom, guidance, and knowledge for centuries. Along with its heightened sense of vision which gives the Owl the ability to see what others cannot, the "all-seeing" bird is considered to be adeptly skilled and wise.
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ARTIST: PALAYA QIATSUQ

NOMINEES

Stephen Hart (Coach)

STEPHEN HART

Bobby Smyrniotis (Head Coach)

BOBBY SMYRNOITIS

Miguel Ángel Ferrer Martínez
PHOTO: Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photography

MISTA