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The Brad Hornung Trophy is presented annually to the Western Hockey League player who has exhibited the best of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. The trophy is named after former Regina Pats player Brad Hornung who stopped breathing after slammed head first into the boards when he was checked during a WHL game on March 1, 1987. Doctors and the trainer had to resuscitate him and perform a tracheotomy to restore his breathing. The incident left Hornung permanently paralyzed.

Previously, the Frank Boucher Memorial Trophy. Frank Boucher was Commissioner of the league for it's 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 three Stanley Cups. Boucher was awarded the NHL’s equivalent trophy the Lady Byng seven times in eight years. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958.

List of Winners

Season Player Team
2019-20 Seth Jarvis Portland Winterhawks
2018-19 Justin Almeida Moose Jaw Warriors
2017-18 Aleksi Heponiemi Swift Current Broncos
2016-17 Tyler Steenbergen Swift Current Broncos
2015-16 Tyler Soy Victoria Royals
2014-15 Rourke Chartier Kelowna Rockets
2013-14 Sam Reinhart Kootenay Ice
2012-13 Dylan Wruck Edmonton Oil Kings
2011-12 Mark Stone Brandon Wheat Kings
2010-11 Tyler Johnson Spokane Chiefs
2009-10 Jason Bast Moose Jaw Warriors
2008-09 Tyler Ennis Medicine Hat Tigers
2007-08 Tyler Ennis Medicine Hat Tigers
2006-07 Aaron Gagnon Seattle Thunderbirds
2005-06 Kris Russell Medicine Hat Tigers
2004-05 Kris Russell Medicine Hat Tigers
2003-04 Nigel Dawes Kootenay Ice
2002-03 Boyd Gordon Red Deer Rebels
2001-02 Ian White Swift Current Broncos
2000-01 Matt Kinch Calgary Hitmen
1999-00 Trent Hunter Prince George Cougars
1998-99 Matt Kinch Calgary Hitmen
1997-98 Cory Cyrenne Brandon Wheat Kings
1996-97 Kelly Smart Brandon Wheat Kings
1995-96 Hnat Domenichelli Kamloops Blazers
1994-95 Darren Ritchie Brandon Wheat Kings
1993-94 Lonny Bohonos Portland Winter Hawks
1992-93 Rick Girard Swift Current Broncos
1991-92 Steve Junker Spokane Chiefs
1990-91 Pat Falloon Spokane Chiefs
1989-90 Bryan Bosch Lethbridge Hurricanes
1988-89 Blair Atcheynum Moose Jaw Warriors
1987-88 Craig Endean Regina Pats
Frank Boucher Memorial Trophy
1986-871 East - Len Nielson Regina Pats
West - Dave Archibald Portland Winter Hawks
1985-861 East - Randy Smith Saskatoon Blades
West - Ken Morrison Kamloops Blazers
1984-85 Cliff Ronning New Westminster Bruins
1983-84 Mark Lamb Medicine Hat Tigers
1982-83 Darren Boyko Winnipeg Warriors
1981-82 Mike Moller Lethbridge Broncos
1980-81 Steve Tsujiura Medicine Hat Tigers
1979-80 Steve Tsujiura Medicine Hat Tigers
1978-79 Errol Rausse Seattle Breakers
1977-78 Steve Tambellini Lethbridge Broncos
1976-77 Steve Tambellini Lethbridge Broncos
1975-76 Blair Chapman Saskatoon Blades
1974-75 Danny Arndt Saskatoon Blades
1973-74 Mike Rogers Calgary Centennials
1972-73 Ron Chipperfield Brandon Wheat Kings
1971-72 Ron Chipperfield Brandon Wheat Kings
1970-71 Lorne Henning Estevan Bruins
1969-70 Randy Rota Calgary Centennials
1968-69 Bob Liddington Calgary Centennials
1967-68 Bernie Blanchette Saskatoon Blades
1966-67 Morris Stefaniw Estevan Bruins

CHL Sportsman of the Year winner highlighted in blue.
1The WHL handed out separate awards for the East and West Divisions.

Research Notes

1966-67 trophy ???
add picture of trophy