WHL announces 2017-18 Conference Award winners
Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today Eastern and Western Conference individual award winners for the 2017-18 WHL season.
WHL Conference Awards are voted upon by all WHL General Managers and Head Coaches.
All individual WHL Conference Award winners will be eligible for the overall league awards at the 2018 WHL Awards luncheon in Red Deer, Alta., on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
2017-18 WHL Conference Award Winners
WHL Player of the Year (Four Broncos Memorial Trophy)
Eastern Conference Player of the Year – Jayden Halbgewachs (Emerald Park, Sask.) – Moose Jaw Warriors
Western Conference Player of the Year – Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta.) – Everett Silvertips
WHL Top Goaltender (Del Wilson Memorial Trophy)
Eastern Conference Top Goaltender – Logan Flodell (Saskatoon, Sask.) – Lethbridge Hurricanes
Western Conference Top Goaltender – Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta.) – Everett Silvertips
WHL Top Defenceman (Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy)
Eastern Conference Top Defenceman – Kale Clague (Lloydminster, Alta.) – Moose Jaw Warriors
Western Conference Top Defenceman – Cal Foote (Engelwood, Colo.) – Kelowna Rockets
WHL Rookie of the Year (Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy)
Eastern Conference Rookie of the Year – Dylan Cozens (Whitehorse, Yukon) – Lethbridge Hurricanes
Western Conference Rookie of the Year – Bowen Byram (Cranbrook, B.C.) – Vancouver Giants
WHL Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year (Brad Hornung Trophy)
Eastern Conference Most Sportsmanlike Player – Aleksi Heponiemi (Tampere, Finland) – Swift Current Broncos
Western Conference Most Sportsmanlike Player – Cody Glass (Winnipeg, Man.) – Portland Winterhawks
WHL Executive of the Year (Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy)
Eastern Conference Executive of the Year – Alan Millar – Moose Jaw Warriors
Western Conference Executive of the Year – Garry Davidson – Everett Silvertips
WHL Coach of the Year (Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy)
Eastern Conference Coach of the Year – Manny Viveiros – Swift Current Broncos
Western Conference Coach of the Year – Dennis Williams – Everett Silvertips
The following individual and team awards were won during the 2017-18 WHL Regular Season:
WHL Regular Season Champions (Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy)
Moose Jaw Warriors: 72 GP – 52 W – 15 L – 2 OTL – 3 SOL – 109 PTS
WHL Top Scorer (Bob Clarke Trophy)
Jayden Halbgewachs (Emerald Park, Sask.) – Moose Jaw Warriors
72 GP – 70 G – 59 A – 129 PTS – +43 – 12 PIM
WHL Plus-Minus Award
Glenn Gawdin (Richmond, B.C.) – Swift Current Broncos
67 GP – 56 G – 69 A – 125 PTS – +61 – 101 PIM
WHL Conference Awards for WHL Scholastic Player of the Year, WHL Humanitarian of the Year, WHL Top Official and the WHL Business Award will be announced at a later date.
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.