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Dueck, Lazar share Tim Hortons award

Paralympic superstar Josh Dueck and hockey phenom Curtis Lazar receive the Tim Hortons North Okanagan Athlete of the Year trophy from sponsor Dan Currie and 2013 winner Diane Schuetze Tuesday night at the Lakers Clubhouse. - Kevin Mitchell/Morning Star
Paralympic superstar Josh Dueck and hockey phenom Curtis Lazar receive the Tim Hortons North Okanagan Athlete of the Year trophy from sponsor Dan Currie and 2013 winner Diane Schuetze Tuesday night at the Lakers Clubhouse.
— image credit: Kevin Mitchell/Morning Star

Paralympic superstar Josh Dueck and hockey phenom Curtis Lazar shared the Tim Hortons North Okanagan Athlete of the Year trophy Tuesday night at Lakers Clubhouse.

Dueck, 33, won a silver medal in men's downhill at the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia on the 10th anniversary of a freestyle ski accident at Silver Star Mountain.

Lazar, 19, was alternate captain of the Edmonton Oil Kings, who claimed the Western Hockey League title and the Memorial Cup. Lazar rang up 41 goals and 76 points in the regular season and added 10 goals and 22 points in the WHL playoffs. A first-round draft pick of the Ottawa Senators, Lazar set a Memorial Cup record by scoring in a triple-overtime win over  the Val D'Or Foreurs, the longest overtime game in tournament history.

Jan Mori, who has volunteered for several organizations for more than 30 years, took the Builders Award.

The Vernon Adrenaline Rush, who represented Team B.C. and won the Western Canadian Under 16 ringette championships in Winnipeg, were the Team of the Year.

Please see Friday's Morning Star for further coverage.

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