Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Geat Outdoors for the WHL?

I've been hearing for a while now that the Western Hockey League is planning an outdoor game, possibly next season. The site I've heard is Taylor Field in Regina. Makes sense to me. Can fit a lot of fans into stands, would bring whole province in for it and keeps it in the prairies which is the heart of the WHL. This week the WHL awards and bantam draft are being held in Edmonton so I'll be trying to sniff out the details on this.

Speaking of the WHL awards, here's picks from TPS:

WHL Rookie of the Year - Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference: Jordan Weal – Regina Pats-Flaming
Western Conference: Brett Connolly – Prince George Cougars-Millard

WHL Goaltender of the Year - Del Wilson Trophy
Eastern Conference: Braden Holtby – Saskatoon Blades-Millard/Flaming
Western Conference: Chet Pickard, Tri-City Americans

WHL Defenseman of the Year - Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference: Paul Postma – Calgary Hitmen-Flaming
Western Conference: Jonathon Blum – Vancouver Giants-Millard

WHL Coach of the Year - Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference: Lorne Molleken – Saskatoon Blades-Millard/Flaming
Western Conference: Don Hay – Vancouver Giants

WHL Executive of the Year - Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference: Kelly Kisio – Calgary Hitmen-Millard/Flaming
Western Conference: Scott Bonner – Vancouver Giants

WHL Player of the Year - Four Broncos Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference:Brett Sonne-Calgary Hitmen-Millard
Western Conference:Casey Pierro-Zabotel-Vancouver Giants-Flaming

1 comment:

mthompson said...

why does Dave Lowry not get a nod for coach of the year?