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Mermis Named Roadrunners 2018-19 IOA/American Specialty Man of the Year
By: Tucson Roadrunners
April 03, 2019 9:22 AM
TUCSON, AZ – The Tucson Roadrunners, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes, are proud to announce that Dakota Mermis has been named the team winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Tucson community during the 2018-19 season.
The captain of the Roadrunners displayed excellence within the community throughout the year participating in events such as the Roadrunners Give Back Tip-A-Roadrunner, Topgolf Classic and Roadrunners Community Days.
Over the past three seasons with Tucson, Mermis has contributed to many community tasks and is a favorite at each event open to Roadrunner fans.
Mermis is now one of 31 finalists for the AHL’s 2018-19 Yanick Dupre Memorial Award, honoring the overall IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year. The league award is named after the former Hershey Bears forward and AHL All-Star who died in 1997 following a 16-month battle with leukemia. The winner of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award will be announced by the American Hockey League at a later date.
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