WHL ANNOUNCES 2009-10 AWARD WINNERS

By League Press Release

Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced the 2009-10 winners of the annual WHL Awards presented Wednesday, April 28th at the WHL Awards Luncheon held in Edmonton, Alberta. 
WHL Player of the Year – Four Broncos Memorial Trophy
WINNER
Jordan Eberle (Regina, SK), Regina Pats

RUNNER UP
Craig Cunningham (Trail, BC), Vancouver Giants

WHL Rookie of the Year – Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy
WINNER
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Burnaby, BC), Red Deer Rebels

RUNNER UP
Shane McColgan (Manhattan Beach, CA), Kelowna Rockets
               
WHL Goaltender of the Year – Del Wilson Trophy
WINNER
Martin Jones (North Vancouver, BC), Calgary Hitmen

RUNNER UP
Calvin Pickard (Winnipeg, MB), Seattle Thunderbirds
 
WHL Defenceman of the Year – Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy
WINNER
Tyson Barrie (Victoria, BC), Kelowna Rockets

RUNNER UP
Michael Stone (Winnipeg, MB), Calgary Hitmen
WHL Scholastic Player Award – Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Memorial Trophy
WINNER
Adam Lowry (Calgary, AB) Swift Current Broncos

RUNNER UP
Spencer Main (North Vancouver, BC) Kelowna Rockets
WHL Most Sportsmanlike Award – Brad Hornung Trophy
WINNER
Jason Bast (Moose Jaw, SK) Moose Jaw Warriors

RUNNER UP
Jared Spurgeon (Edmonton, AB), Spokane Chiefs
WHL Humanitarian of the Year – Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy
WINNER
Matt Fraser (Red Deer, AB) Kootenay Ice

RUNNER UP
Zack Dailey (Healy, AK) Everett Silvertips
WHL Coach of the Year – Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy
WINNER
Mark Holick, Kootenay Ice

RUNNER UP
Craig Hartsburg, Everett Silvertips

WHL Executive of the Year – Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy
WINNER
Kelly McCrimmon, Brandon Wheat Kings

RUNNER UP
Bob Tory, Tri-City Americans

WHL Marketing/Public Relations Award 
WINNER
Everett Silvertips, Zoran Rajcic

RUNNER UP
Brandon Wheat Kings, Rick Dillabough
 
WHL Top Scorer – Bob Clarke Trophy
Brandon Kozun – (Calgary, AB) Calgary Hitmen
GP – 65                   G – 32                     A – 75                      Pts – 107                 PIM – 50
 
WHL Top Official – Allen Paradice Memorial Trophy
Chris Savage (Medicine Hat, AB)
 
WHL Regular Season Champions – Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy
Calgary Hitmen

WHL Scholastic Team Award
Tri-City Americans
 
WHL Alumni Association Achievement Award
Professional Hockey recipient – Joe Sakic (Swift Current Broncos)
Academic recipient – Gavin McLeod (Kelowna Rockets)