WHL announces 2013-14 Conference All-Star Teams and Award Finalists

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by Jeff Hubert

March 20, 2014, Calgary, AB (ISN) – The Western Hockey League announced today the Eastern and Western Conference 2014 WHL Award Finalists.  The WHL Player of the Year finalists will be named on Thursday, April 17th, 2014.  The winners of these awards along with the WHL Player of the Year will be announced at the 2014 WHL Awards Luncheon in Calgary, Alberta on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014.

The WHL Eastern and Western Conference All-Star Teams are as follows:

WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR TEAMS

FIRST ALL-STAR TEAM

  • Goaltender – Tristan Jarry (Delta, BC), Edmonton Oil Kings
  • Defenceman – Josh Morrissey (Calgary, AB), Prince Albert Raiders
  • Defenceman – Ryan Pulock (Grandview, MB) Brandon Wheat Kings
  • Forward – Sam Reinhart (Vancouver, BC), Kootenay Ice *
  • Forward – Leon Draisaitl (Cologne, Germany), Prince Albert Raiders
  • Forward – Curtis Lazar (Vernon, BC), Edmonton Oil Kings

SECOND ALL-STAR TEAM

  • Goaltender – Patrik Bartosak (Koprivnice, CZR), Red Deer Rebels
  • Defenceman – Griffin Reinhart (West Vancouver, BC), Edmonton Oil Kings
  • Defenceman – Julius Honka (Jyvaskyla, Finland), Swift Current Broncos
  • Forward – Curtis Valk (Medicine Hat), Medicine Hat Tigers
  • Forward – Jaedon Descheneau (Edmonton, AB), Kootenay Ice
  • Forward – Chandler Stephenson (Saskatoon, SK), Regina

WHL WESTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR TEAMS

FIRST ALL-STAR TEAM

  • Goaltender – Jordon Cooke (Leduc, AB), Kelowna Rockets
  • Defenceman – Derrick Pouliot (Weyburn, SK), Portland Winterhawks
  • Defenceman – Shea Theodore (Aldergrove, BC), Seattle Thunderbirds
  • Forward – Nicolas Petan (Delta, BC), Portland Winterhawks *
  • Forward – Mitch Holmberg (Sherwood Park, AB), Spokane Chiefs *
  • Forward – Oliver Bjorkstrand (Herning, Denmark), Portland Winterhawks

SECOND ALL-STAR TEAM

  • Goaltender – Eric Comrie (Edmonton, AB), Tri-City Americans
  • Defenceman – Damon Severson (Melville, SK), Kelowna Rockets
  • Defenceman – Madison Bowey (Winnipeg, MB), Kelowna Rockets
  • Forward – Joshua Winquist (St. Albert, AB), Everett Silvertips
  • Forward – Todd Fiddler (Meadow Lake, SK), Prince George Cougars
  • Forward – Mike Aviani (North Vancouver, B.C), Spokane Chiefs

*   indicates unanimous selection

The WHL announced the Finalists in the following categories.

WHL Rookie of the Year, Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy

  • Eastern Conference – Nikita Scherbak (Moscow, Russia), Saskatoon Blades
  • Western Conference – Nick Merkley (Calgary, AB), Kelowna Rockets

WHL Goaltender of the Year, Del Wilson Trophy

  • Eastern Conference – Tristan Jarry (Delta, BC), Edmonton Oil Kings
  • Western Conference – Jordon Cooke (Leduc, AB), Kelowna Rockets

WHL Defenceman of the Year, Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy

  • Eastern Conference – Josh Morrissey (Calgary, AB), Prince Albert Raiders
  • Western Conference – Derrick Pouliot (Weyburn, SK), Portland Winterhawks

WHL Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year, Brad Hornung Trophy   

  • Eastern Conference – Sam Reinhart (Vancouver, BC), Kootenay Ice
  • Western Conference – Mitch Holmberg (Sherwood Park, AB), Spokane Chiefs

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

  • Eastern Conference – Nelson Nogier (Saskatoon, SK) Saskatoon Blades
  • Western Conference – Dominic Turgeon (Cherry Hills, CO) Portland Winterhawks

WHL Coach of the Year, Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy

  • Eastern Conference –  Shaun Clouston, Medicine Hat Tigers
  • Western Conference – Dave Lowry, Victoria Royals

WHL Executive of the Year, Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy

  • Eastern Conference – Mike Moore, Calgary Hitmen
  • Western Conference – Cam Hope, Victoria Royals

WHL Humanitarian of the Year, Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy

  • Eastern Conference – Sam Fioretti (Calgary, AB) Moose Jaw Warriors
  • Western Conference – Mitch Topping (Red Deer, AB) Tri City Americans

WHL Marketing / Business Award

  • Eastern Conference – Regina Pats
  • Western Conference – Seattle Thunderbirds

WHL Regular Season Champions, Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy
Kelowna Rockets:   GP – 72     W – 57       L – 11      OTL – 0      SL – 4     Pts – 118

WHL Top Scorer – Bob Clarke Trophy
Mitch Holmberg (Sherwood Park, AB), Spokane Chiefs

GP – 72           G – 62                 A – 56                  Pts – 118            PIM – 25

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