Best Of The East Saluted By WHL PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dave Thomas   
Thursday, 18 March 2010 01:27
Image The Saskatoon Blades will finish the season as the number 9 ranked team in the nation. The final CHL top 10rankings came out yesterday.

In addition, the WHL named their Eastern Conference Award nominees yesterday. And surprisingly no member of the Blades cracked the list or was named an all star. However, Saskatoon's Brayden Schenn, who plays for Brandon, was named to the first team, and the Bridge City's Darcy Kuemper a goaltender with Red Deer was a second team all star.

Here are all the nominees:



Goaltender  Martin Jones (North Vancouver, BC), Calgary Hitmen
Defenceman  Michael Stone (Winnipeg, MB), Calgary Hitmen
Defenceman  Brayden McNabb (Davidson, SK), Kootenay Ice
Forward  Jordan Eberle (Regina, SK), Regina Pats *
Forward  Brayden Schenn (Saskatoon, SK), Brandon Wheat Kings
Forward  Brandon Kozun (Calgary, AB), Calgary Hitmen


Goaltender  Darcy Kuemper (Saskatoon, SK), Red Deer Rebels
Defenceman  Travis Hamonic (St. Malo, MB), Brandon Wheat Kings
Defenceman  Colby Robak (Gilbert Plains, MB), Brandon Wheat Kings
Forward  Dustin Sylvester (Kelowna, BC), Kootenay Ice
Forward  Matt Calvert (Brandon, MB), Brandon Wheat Kings
Forward  Cody Eakin (Winnipeg, MB), Swift Current Broncos

Eastern Conference Award Finalists:

WHL Rookie of the Year, Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference  Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Burnaby, BC), Red Deer Rebels

WHL Goaltender of the Year, Del Wilson Trophy
Eastern Conference  Martin Jones (North Vancouver, BC), Calgary Hitmen

WHL Defenceman of the Year, Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference  Michael Stone (Winnipeg, MB), Calgary Hitmen

WHL Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year, Brad Hornung Trophy
Eastern Conference  Jason Bast (Moose Jaw, SK) Moose Jaw Warriors

WHL Scholastic Player of the Year, Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy
Eastern Conference  Adam Lowry (Calgary, AB) Swift Current Broncos

WHL Coach of the Year, Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference  Mark Holick, Kootenay Ice

WHL Executive of the Year, Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference  Kelly McCrimmon, Brandon Wheat Kings

WHL Humanitarian of the Year, Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference  Matt Fraser (Red Deer, AB) Kootenay Ice

WHL Marketing / Public Relations Award
Eastern Conference  Brandon Wheat Kings, Rick Dillabough

WHL Regular Season Champions, Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy
Calgary Hitmen: GP  72 W  52 L  17 OTL  1 SL  2 Pts  107

WHL Top Scorer  Bob Clarke Trophy
Brandon Kozun  (Calgary, AB) Calgary Hitmen
GP  65 G  32 A  75 Pts  107 PIM  50

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Last Updated on Thursday, 18 March 2010 15:00