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Posted: May 2, 2018

Bowen Byram rookie runner-up in WHL

Cranbrook’s Bowen Byram’s ascent up the junior hockey charts continued today when he was named the runner up as Rookie of the Year in the Western Hockey League (WHL).

A member of the Vancouver Giants, Byram scored six goals and added 21 helpers to go along with 52 penalty minutes in 60 games this past season. He also represented Canada on the WHC-17 (Team Red) and recent WJC-18 team.

Dylan Cozens of the Lethbridge Hurricanes was named Rookie of the Year (Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy).

The WHL Awards ceremony was held May 2 at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel in Red Deer, Alta., to honour the top performances from the WHL’s 2017-18 season.

Other WHL award winners

WHL Player of the Year – Four Broncos Memorial Trophy

Carter Hart – Everett Silvertips

Runner up: Jayden Halbgewachs – Moose Jaw Warriors

WHL Goaltender of the Year – Del Wilson Memorial Trophy

Carter Hart – Everett Silvertips

Runner up: Dylan Cozens – Lethbridge Hurricanes

WHL Defenceman of the Year – Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy

Kale Clague – Moose Jaw Warriors

Runner up: Cal Foote – Kelowna Rockets

WHL Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year – Brad Hornung Trophy

Aleksi Heponiemi – Swift Current Broncos

Runner up: Cody Glass – Portland Winterhawks

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

Ty Smith – Spokane Chiefs

Runner up: Chase Wouters – Saskatoon Blades

WHL Humanitarian of the Year – Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy 

Ty Ronning – Vancouver Giants

Runner up: Matt Bradley – Regina Pats

WHL Coach of the Year – Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy

Manny Viveiros – Swift Current Broncos

Runner up: Dennis Williams – Everett Silvertips

WHL Executive of the Year – Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy

Garry Davidson – Everett Silvertips

Runner up: Alan Millar – Moose Jaw Warriors

WHL Business Award

Edmonton Oil Kings

Runner up: Everett Silvertips

WHL Scholastic Team of the Year

Saskatoon Blades

WHL Top Official – Allen Paradice Memorial Trophy

Brett Iverson

WHL Regular Season Champion – Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy

Moose Jaw Warriors

WHL Top Scorer – Bob Clarke Trophy

Jayden Halbgewachs – Moose Jaw Warriors

The 21-year-old product of Emerald Park, Sask., scored an astounding 70 goals and 129 points, to lead the entire Canadian Hockey League.


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