Four Broncos Memorial Trophy

The Four Broncos Memorial Trophy is awarded each year to the Western Hockey League's Player of the Year.

The trophy is named in honour of four members of the Swift Current Broncos who were killed on December 30, 1986 in the Swift Current Broncos bus crash:[1] Trent Kresse, Scott Kruger, Chris Mantyka, and Brent Ruff. The accident that occurred as the team bus was en route to a game in Regina.[2]

Winners

SeasonPlayer[1]Team
2018–19Joachim BlichfeldPortland Winterhawks
2017–18Carter HartEverett Silvertips
2016–17Sam SteelRegina Pats
2015–16Dryden HuntMoose Jaw Warriors
2014–15Oliver BjorkstrandPortland Winterhawks
2013–14Sam ReinhartKootenay Ice
2012–13Adam LowrySwift Current Broncos
2011–12Brendan ShinniminTri-City Americans
2010–11Darcy KuemperRed Deer Rebels
2009–10Jordan EberleRegina Pats
2008–09Brett SonneCalgary Hitmen
2007–08Karl AlznerCalgary Hitmen
2006–07Kris RussellMedicine Hat Tigers
2005–06Justin PoggeCalgary Hitmen
2004–05Eric FehrBrandon Wheat Kings
2003–04Cam WardRed Deer Rebels
2002–03Josh HardingRegina Pats
2001–02Dan HamhuisPrince George Cougars
2000–01Justin MapletoftRed Deer Rebels
1999–00Brad MoranCalgary Hitmen
1998–99Cody RudkowskySeattle Thunderbirds
1997–98Sergei VarlamovSwift Current Broncos
1996–97Peter SchaeferBrandon Wheat Kings
1995–96Jarome IginlaKamloops Blazers
1994–95Marty MurrayBrandon Wheat Kings
1993–94Sonny MignaccaMedicine Hat Tigers
1992–93Jason KrywulakSwift Current Broncos
1991–92Steve KonowalchukPortland Winter Hawks
1990–91Ray WhitneySpokane Chiefs
1989–90Glen GoodallSeattle Thunderbirds
1988–89Stu BarnesTri-City Americans
1987–88Joe SakicSwift Current Broncos
1986–871Rob BrownKamloops Blazers
Joe SakicSwift Current Broncos
1985–861Rob BrownKamloops Blazers
Emanuel ViveirosPrince Albert Raiders
1984–85Cliff RonningNew Westminster Bruins
1983–84Ray FerraroBrandon Wheat Kings
1982–83Mike VernonCalgary Wranglers
1981–82Mike VernonCalgary Wranglers
1980–81Steve TsujiuraMedicine Hat Tigers
1979–80Doug WickenheiserRegina Pats
1978–79Perry TurnbullPortland Winter Hawks
1977–78Ryan WalterSeattle Breakers
1976–77Barry BeckNew Westminster Bruins
1975–76Bernie FederkoSaskatoon Blades
1974–75Bryan TrottierLethbridge Hurricanes
1973–74Ron ChipperfieldBrandon Wheat Kings
1972–73Dennis SobchukRegina Pats
1971–72John DavidsonCalgary Centennials
1970–71Ed DyckCalgary Centennials
1969–70Reg LeachFlin Flon Bombers
1968–69Bobby ClarkeFlin Flon Bombers
1967–68Jim HarrisonEstevan Bruins
1966–67Gerry PinderSaskatoon Blades
1The WHL handed out separate awards for the East and West divisions.

See also

References

  1. Watts, Jesse, ed. (2013). 2013–14 WHL Media Guide. Western Hockey League. p. 265.
  2. Kane, Mike (1986-12-31). "Four junior players killed in bus accident". Schenectady Gazette. p. 25. Retrieved 2013-12-31.
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