WHL ANNOUNCES CONFERENCE AWARD WINNERS

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Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today Eastern and Western Conference individual award winners for its 50th Season. 

All individual conference award winners will be eligible for League awards at the 2016 WHL Awards in Calgary, AB on Wednesday, May 4th.

2015-16 WHL Conference Award Winners:

WHL Executive of the Year (Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy)
Eastern Conference Executive of the Year – Peter Anholt, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Western Conference Executive of the Year – Cameron Hope, Victoria Royals

WHL Coach of the Year (Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy)
Eastern Conference Coach of the Year – Brent Kisio, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Western Conference Coach of the Year – Dave Lowry, Victoria Royals

WHL Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year (Brad Hornung Trophy)
Eastern Conference Most Sportsmanlike Player – Jake Bean (Calgary, AB), Calgary Hitmen
Western Conference Most Sportsmanlike Player – Tyler Soy (Coquitlam, BC), Victoria Royals

WHL Rookie of the Year (Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy)
Eastern Conference Rookie of the Year – Noah Gregor (Beaumont, AB), Moose Jaw Warriors
Western Conference Rookie of the Year – Matthew Phillips (Calgary, AB), Victoria Royals

WHL Top Goaltender (Del Wilson Memorial Trophy)
Eastern Conference Top Goaltender – Zachary Sawchenko (Calgary, AB), Moose Jaw Warriors
Western Conference Top Goaltender – Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, AB), Everett Silvertips

WHL Top Defenceman (Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy)
Eastern Conference Top Defenceman – Ivan Provorov (Yaroslavl, RUS), Brandon Wheat Kings
Western Conference Top Defenceman – Joe Hicketts (Kamloops, BC), Victoria Royals

WHL Player of the Year (Four Broncos Memorial Trophy)
Eastern Conference Player of the Year – Dryden Hunt (Nelson, BC), Moose Jaw Warriors
Western Conference Player of the Year – Joe Hicketts (Kamloops, BC), Victoria Royals

The following individual and team awards were won during the 2015-16 WHL regular season:

WHL Regular Season Champions, Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy
Victoria Royals: 72 GP – 50 W – 16 L – 3 OTL – 3 SL – 106 PTS

WHL Top Scorer (Bob Clarke Trophy) 
Adam Brooks (Winnipeg, MB), Regina Pats
72 GP – 38 G – 82 A – 120 PTS – +41 – 30 PIM

WHL Plus-Minus Award
Ivan Provorov (Yaroslavl, RUS), Brandon Wheat Kings
62 GP – 21 G – 52 A – 73 PTS – +64 – 16 PIM

Conference award winners for the WHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year, Top Official and Business Award will be announced at a later date.

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