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Canadian Premier League Awards

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

 

Explore the page below to learn more about the Canadian Premier League’s unique individual awards, including two additions in 2022, and to view past winners.

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DEFENDER OF THE YEAR

AWARDED TO THE DEFENDER VOTED BEST AT HIS POSITION BY MEDIA MEMBERS

The Walrus is one of the ocean’s toughest creatures, feared even by polar bears and killer whales. The Defender of the Year is also an ultimate protector, a true guardian of the gates in his squad. 

ARTIST: RUBEN KOMANGAPIK



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PLAYERS' PLAYER OF THE YEAR

AWARDED TO THE PLAYER VOTED BEST IN THE LEAGUE BY CPL PLAYERS

The Muskox earns the respect of his herd through his leadership, organization and defence of its most vulnerable members. Like the Players’ Player of the Year, the Muskox gains recognition from his peers for his commanding presence in the heat of battle. 

ARTIST: RUBEN KOMANGAPIK



GOLDEN BOOT

AWARDED TO THE TOP SCORER DURING THE REGULAR SEASON

True goal scorers, like the Hunter, are courageous and fearless in the pursuit. They must be versatile and adaptive no matter the conditions.

ARTIST: PITSEOLAK QIMIRPIK

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GOLDEN GLOVE

AWARDED TO THE GOALKEEPER VOTED BEST AT HIS POSITION BY MEDIA MEMBERS

The Canadian Inuit Dog is a protector who plays a vital role in guarding the community. He is loyal, tough, brave and intelligent.

ARTIST: KELLIPALIK ETIDLOIE

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PLAYER OF THE YEAR

AWARDED TO THE PLAYER VOTED BEST IN THE LEAGUE BY MEDIA MEMBERS

The Nikisuittuq is a type of inukshuk, a stone landmark built to lead a traveller home. The Nikisuittuq’s top stone points towards the North Star, making it an important landmark in navigation.

ARTIST: PITSEOLAK QIMIRPIK

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BEST CANADIAN U-21 PLAYER

AWARDED TO THE PLAYER VOTED BEST AMONG UNDER-21 CANADIANS BY MEDIA MEMBERS 

The Polar Bear at birth is playful and adored by all. As Atiqalaaq, the young cub, grows, it works to become Nanook, one of the most respected and formidable animals roaming Canada’s north. 

ARTIST: TAQIALUK NUNA

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COACH OF THE YEAR

AWARDED TO THE COACH VOTED MOST INFLUENTIAL WITHIN HIS CLUB BY COACHES

The Owl symbolizes wisdom, guidance, and knowledge. Its heightened vision gives the Owl the ability to see what others cannot, making it adeptly skilled and wise.  

ARTIST: PALAYA QIATSUQ

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Canadian Premier League Awards

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

 

Explore the page below to learn more about the Canadian Premier League’s unique individual awards, including two additions in 2022, and to view past winners.

New arward

DEFENDER OF THE YEAR

AWARDED TO THE DEFENDER VOTED BEST AT HIS POSITION BY MEDIA MEMBERS

The Walrus is one of the ocean’s toughest creatures, feared even by polar bears and killer whales. The Defender of the Year is also an ultimate protector, a true guardian of the gates in his squad.

Defender of the Year

ARTIST: RUBEN KOMANGAPIK



New arward

PLAYERS' PLAYER OF THE YEAR

AWARDED TO THE PLAYER VOTED BEST IN THE LEAGUE BY CPL PLAYERS

The Muskox earns the respect of his herd through his leadership, organization and defence of its most vulnerable members. Like the Players’ Player of the Year, the Muskox gains recognition from his peers for his commanding presence in the heat of battle. 

Players' Player of the Year

ARTIST: RUBEN KOMANGAPIK



GOLDEN BOOT

AWARDED TO THE TOP SCORER DURING THE REGULAR SEASON

True goal scorers, like the Hunter, are courageous and fearless in the pursuit. They must be versatile and adaptive no matter the conditions.

Awards-Artist-Hunter-2

ARTIST: PITSEOLAK QIMIRPIK



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GOLDEN GLOVE

AWARDED TO THE GOALKEEPER VOTED BEST AT HIS POSITION BY MEDIA MEMBERS

The Canadian Inuit Dog is a protector who plays a vital role in guarding the community. He is loyal, tough, brave and intelligent.

Awards-Artist-Dog-1

ARTIST: KELLIPALIK ETIDLOIE



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PLAYER OF THE YEAR

AWARDED TO THE PLAYER VOTED BEST IN THE LEAGUE BY MEDIA MEMBERS

The Nikisuittuq is a type of inukshuk, a stone landmark built to lead a traveller home. The Nikisuittuq’s top stone points towards the North Star, making it an important landmark in navigation.

Awards-Artist-NorthStar-1

ARTIST: PITSEOLAK QIMIRPIK



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BEST CANADIAN U-21 PLAYER

AWARDED TO THE PLAYER VOTED BEST AMONG UNDER-21 CANADIANS BY MEDIA MEMBERS

The Polar Bear at birth is playful and adored by all. As Atiqalaaq, the young cub, grows, it works to become Nanook, one of the most respected and formidable animals roaming Canada’s north.

Awards-Artist-Bear-1

ARTIST: TAQIALUK NUNA



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COACH OF THE YEAR

AWARDED TO THE COACH VOTED MOST INFLUENTIAL WITHIN HIS CLUB BY COACHES

The Owl symbolizes wisdom, guidance, and knowledge. Its heightened vision gives the Owl the ability to see what others cannot, making it adeptly skilled and wise.

Awards-Artist-Owl-1

ARTIST: PALAYA QIATSUQ



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