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WHL Announces 2008-09 Awards Winners

Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced the 2008-09 winners of the annual WHL Awards presented Wednesday, April 29th at the WHL Awards Luncheon held in Edmonton, Alberta. 

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WHL Player of the Year – Four Broncos Memorial Trophy
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WINNER
rBrett Sonne
(Maple Ridge, BC), Calgary Hitmen
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rRUNNER UP
rCasey Pierro-Zabotel (Kamloops, BC), Vancouver Giants

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WHL Rookie of the Year – Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy

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WINNER
rBrett Connolly
(Prince George, BC), Prince George Cougars
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rRUNNER UP
rJordan Weal (North Vancouver, BC), Regina Pats

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WHL Goaltender of the Year – Del Wilson Trophy
rWINNER
rChet Pickard
(Winnipeg, MB), Tri-City Americans
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rRUNNER UP
rBraden Holtby (Marshall, SK), Saskatoon Blades

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WHL Defenceman of the Year – Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy

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WINNER
rJonathon Blum (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) Vancouver, BC
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rRUNNER UP
rPaul Postma (Red Deer, AB), Calgary Hitmen

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WHL Scholastic Player Award – Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy
rWINNER
rStefan Elliott
(North Vancouver, BC) Saskatoon Blades
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rRUNNER UP
rTyler Maxwell (Manhattan Beach, CA) Everett Silvertips

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WHL Most Sportsmanlike Award – Brad Hornung Trophy
rWINNER
rTyler Ennis
(Edmonton, AB), Medicine Hat Tigers
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rRUNNER UP
rColin Long (Santa Ana, CA), Kelowna Rockets

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WHL Humanitarian of the Year – Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy
rWINNER
rTaylor Procyshen
(Emerald Park, SK), Tri-City Americans
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rRUNNER UP
rIan Barteaux (Fort Saskatchewan, AB), Kootenay Ice

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WHL Coach of the Year – Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy
rWINNER
rDon Hay,
Vancouver Giants
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rRUNNER UP
rLorne Molleken, Saskatoon Blades

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WHL Executive of the Year – Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy

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WINNER
rKelly Kisio, Calgary Hitmen
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rRUNNER UP
rScott Bonner, Vancouver Giants

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WHL Marketing & Communications Award      

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WINNER
rMike Bortolussi, Medicine Hat Tigers Marketing
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rRUNNER UP
rGrant Riddle, Spokane Chiefs Marketing

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WHL Top Scorer – Bob Clarke Trophy
rCasey Pierro-Zabotel – (Kamloops, BC) Vancouver Giants

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WHL Top Official – Allen Paradice Memorial Trophy

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Chris Savage (Medicine Hat, AB)

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WHL Regular Season Champions – Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy
rCalgary Hitmen
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rWHL Scholastic Team Award

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Prince Albert Raiders

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WHL Alumni Association Achievement Award
rProfessional Hockey recipient – Trevor Linden (Medicine Hat Tigers)
rAcademic recipient – Daniel Hulak (Swift Current Broncos/Portland Winter Hawks)
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