The Brad Hornung Trophy is awarded annually to the most sportsmanlike player of the Western Hockey League. First presented in 1967, it was later renamed in honour of former Regina Pats player Brad Hornung who was paralyzed during a game on March 1, 1987.[1]

Previously, the Frank Boucher Memorial Trophy. Frank Boucher was Commissioner of the league for its first two seasons. Boucher spent 29 years with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League as a player, coach, and General Manager winning the Stanley Cup three times. He was awarded the NHL’s equivalent trophy the Lady Byng seven times in eight years and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958.

List of winners

Frank Boucher Memorial Trophy
Season Player[1] Team
1966–67 Morris Stefaniw Estevan Bruins
1967–68 Bernie Blanchette Saskatoon Blades
1968–69 Bob Liddington Calgary Centennials
1969–70 Randy Rota Calgary Centennials
1970–71 Lorne Henning Estevan Bruins
1971–72 Ron Chipperfield Brandon Wheat Kings
1972–73 Ron Chipperfield Brandon Wheat Kings
1973–74 Mike Rogers Calgary Centennials
1974–75 Danny Arndt Saskatoon Blades
1975–76 Blair Chapman Saskatoon Blades
1976–77 Steve Tambellini Lethbridge Broncos
1977–78 Steve Tambellini Lethbridge Broncos
1978–79 Errol Rausse Seattle Breakers
1979–80 Steve Tsujiura Medicine Hat Tigers
1980–81 Steve Tsujiura Medicine Hat Tigers
1981–82 Mike Moller Lethbridge Broncos
1982–83 Darren Boyko Winnipeg Warriors
1983–84 Mark Lamb Medicine Hat Tigers
1984–85 Cliff Ronning New Westminster Bruins
1985–861 (West) Ken Morrison Kamloops Blazers
(East) Randy Smith Saskatoon Blades
1986–871 (West) Dave Archibald Portland Winter Hawks
(East) Len Nielsen Regina Pats
Brad Hornung Trophy
Season Player[1] Team
1987–88 Craig Endean Regina Pats
1988–89 Blair Atcheynum Moose Jaw Warriors
1989–90 Bryan Bosch Lethbridge Hurricanes
1990–91 Pat Falloon Spokane Chiefs
1991–92 Steve Junker Spokane Chiefs
1992–93 Rick Girard Swift Current Broncos
1993–94 Lonny Bohonos Portland Winter Hawks
1994–95 Darren Ritchie Brandon Wheat Kings
1995–96 Hnat Domenichelli Kamloops Blazers
1996–97 Kelly Smart Brandon Wheat Kings
1997–98 Cory Cyrenne Brandon Wheat Kings
1998–99 Matt Kinch Calgary Hitmen
1999–2000 Trent Hunter Prince George Cougars
2000–01 Matt Kinch Calgary Hitmen
2001–02 Ian White Swift Current Broncos
2002–03 Boyd Gordon Red Deer Rebels
2003–04 Nigel Dawes Kootenay Ice
2004–05 Kris Russell Medicine Hat Tigers
2005–06 Kris Russell Medicine Hat Tigers
2006–07 Aaron Gagnon Seattle Thunderbirds
2007–08 Tyler Ennis Medicine Hat Tigers
2008–09 Tyler Ennis Medicine Hat Tigers
2009–10 Jason Bast Moose Jaw Warriors
2010–11 Tyler Johnson Spokane Chiefs
2011–12 Mark Stone Brandon Wheat Kings
2012–13 Dylan Wruck Edmonton Oil Kings
2013–14 Sam Reinhart Kootenay Ice
2014–15 Rourke Chartier Kelowna Rockets
2015–16 Tyler Soy Victoria Royals
2016–17 Tyler Steenbergen Swift Current Broncos
2017–18 Aleksi Heponiemi Swift Current Broncos
2018–19 Justin Almeida Moose Jaw Warriors
2019–20 Seth Jarvis Portland Winterhawks
2020–21 Eli Zummack Spokane Chiefs
2021–22 Logan Stankoven Kamloops Blazers
2022-23 Brayden Yager Moose Jaw Warriors
1The WHL handed out separate awards for the East and West divisions.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Watts, Jesse, ed. (2013). 2013–14 WHL Media Guide. Western Hockey League. p. 266.