WHL Announces 2005-06 Award Finalists and Conference All-Star Teams

By pbadmin

WHL Press Release

Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today the Eastern and Western Conference Finalists for the 2005-06 WHL Awards, and the 2005-06 Eastern and Western Conference First and Second All-Star Teams. The winners of these awards along with the WHL Player of the Year will be announced at the 2005-06 WHL Awards Luncheon in Calgary on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006.

The WHL Player of the Year and Humanitarian Player of the Year will be announced the first week of April.

The WHL announced the Finalists in the following categories.



Rookie of the Year, Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy

Eastern Conference – Brandon Sutter (Red Deer, AB), Red Deer Rebels

Western Conference – Peter Mueller (Bloomington, MN), Everett Silvertips



Goaltender of the Year, Del Wilson Trophy

Eastern Conference – Justin Pogge (Penticton, BC), Calgary Hitmen

Western Conference – Dustin Slade (Penticton, BC), Vancouver Giants



Defenceman of the Year, Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy

Eastern Conference – Kris Russell (Caroline, AB), Medicine Hat Tigers

Western Conference – Paul Albers (Melville, SK), Vancouver Giants



Scholastic Player of the Year, Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy

Eastern Conference – Brennen Wray (Moose Jaw, SK), Moose Jaw Warriors

Western Conference – Matt Kassian (Sherwood Park, AB) Kamloops Blazers



Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year, Brad Hornung Trophy

Eastern Conference – Kris Russell (Caroline, AB), Medicine Hat Tigers


Western Conference – John Lammers (Langley, BC) Everett Silvertips



Coach of the Year, Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy

Eastern Conference – Will Desjardins (Climax, SK) Medicine Hat Tigers

Western Conference – Don Hay (Kamloops, BC) Vancouver Giants


Executive of the Year, Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy

Eastern Conference – Chad Lang (Regina, SK) Moose Jaw Warriors

Western Conference – Scott Bonner (Edmonton, AB) Vancouver Giants



Regular Season Champions, Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy

Medicine Hat Tigers



Top Scorer – Bob Clarke Trophy

Troy Brouwer (Delta, BC), Moose Jaw Warriors

The Western Hockey League also announced the First and Second Conference All-Star Teams.



EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR TEAMS



FIRST ALL-STAR TEAM

Goaltender – Justin Pogge (Penticton, BC), Calgary Hitmen

Defenceman – Brett Carson (Whitewood, SK), Calgary Hitmen

Defenceman – Kris Russell (Caroline, AB), Medicine Hat Tigers

Forward – Dustin Boyd (Winnipeg, MB) Moose Jaw Warriors

Forward – Troy Brouwer (Delta, BC), Moose Jaw Warriors

Forward – Darren Helm (Winnipeg, MB), Medicine Hat
Tigers

SECOND ALL-STAR TEAM

Goaltender – Matt Keetley (Medicine Hat, AB), Medicine Hat Tigers

Defenceman – Kyle Deck (Sedley, SK), Regina Pats

Defenceman – Jeff Schultz (Calgary, AB), Calgary Hitmen

Forward – Kyle Chipchura (Vimy, AB), Prince Albert Raiders

Forward – Blair Jones (Craik, SK), Moose Jaw Warriors

Forward – Devin Setoguchi (Taber, SK), Saskatoon Blades

WESTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR TEAMS



FIRST ALL-STAR TEAM

Goaltender – Dustin Slade (Penticton, BC), Vancouver Giants

Defenceman – Paul Albers (Melville, SK), Vancouver Giants

Defenceman – Shaun Heshka (Melville, SK), Everett Silvertips

Forward – Blake Comeau (Meadow Lake, SK), Kelowna Rockets

Forward – Justin Keller (Summerland, BC), Kelowna Rockets

Forward – Ian McDonald (Edmonton, AB), Tri-City Americans

SECOND ALL-STAR TEAM

Goaltender – Leland Irving (Swan Hills, AB), Everett Silvertips

Defenceman – Cody Franson (Sicamous, BC), Vancouver Giants

Defenceman – Logan Stephenson (Outlook, SK), Tri-City Americans

Forward – Gilbert Brule (North Vancouver, BC), Vancouver Giants

Forward – Adam Cracknell (Victoria, BC), Kootenay Ice

Forward – Brandon Dubinsky (Anchorage, AK), Portland Winter Hawks