Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today Eastern and Western Conference individual award winners for the 2018-19 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 WHL Awards at the 2019 WHL Awards luncheon in Red Deer, Alta., on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
2018-19 WHL Conference Award Winners
WHL Player of the Year (Four Broncos Memorial Trophy)
Eastern Conference Player of the Year – Trey Fix-Wolansky (Edmonton, Alta.) – Edmonton Oil Kings
Western Conference Player of the Year – Joachim Blichfeld (Frederikshavn, Denmark) – Portland Winterhawks
WHL Top Goaltender (Del Wilson Memorial Trophy)
Eastern Conference Top Goaltender – Ian Scott (Calgary Alta.) – Prince Albert Raiders
Western Conference Top Goaltender – Dustin Wolf (Tustin, Calif.) – Everett Silvertips
WHL Top Defenceman (Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy)
Eastern Conference Top Defenceman – Josh Brook (Roblin, Man.) – Moose Jaw Warriors
Western Conference Top Defenceman – Ty Smith (Lloydminster, Alta.) – Spokane Chiefs
WHL Rookie of the Year (Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy)
Eastern Conference Rookie of the Year – Brayden Tracey (Calgary, Alta.) – Moose Jaw Warriors
Western Conference Rookie of the Year – Lassi Thomson (Tempere, Finland) – Kelowna Rockets
WHL Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year (Brad Hornung Trophy)
Eastern Conference Most Sportsmanlike Player – Justin Almeida (Kitimat, B.C.) – Moose Jaw Warriors
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 – Curtis Hunt – Prince Albert Raiders
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 – Marc Habscheid – Prince Albert Raiders
Western Conference Coach of the Year – Michael Dyck – Vancouver Giants
The following individual and team awards were won during the 2018-19 WHL Regular Season:
WHL Regular Season Champions (Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy)
Prince Albert Raiders: 68 GP – 54 W – 10 L – 2 OTL – 2 SOL – 112 PTS
WHL Top Scorer (Bob Clarke Trophy)
Joachim Blichfeld (Frederikshavn, Denmark) – Portland Winterhawks
68 GP – 53 G – 61 A – 114 PTS – +16 – 70 PIM
WHL Top Plus-Minus
Brayden Pachal (Estevan, Sask.) – Prince Albert Raiders
66 GP – 15 G – 36 A – 51 PTS – +76 – 113 PIM
WHL Conference Awards for WHL Scholastic Player of the Year, WHL Humanitarian of the Year 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.