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WHL East All Stars and Awards Finalists Announced

WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR TEAMS


FIRST ALL-STAR TEAM

Goaltender – Darcy Kuemper (Saskatoon, SK), Red Deer Rebels*
Defenceman – Stefan Elliott (North Vancouver, BC), Saskatoon Blades*
Defenceman – Brayden McNabb (Davidson, SK), Kootenay Ice*
Forward – Linden Vey (Wakaw, SK), Medicine Hat Tigers*
Forward – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Burnaby, BC), Red Deer Rebels
Forward – Mark Stone (Winnipeg, MB), Brandon Wheat Kings

*Indicates unanimous selection

Stefan Elliott is also the Eastern Conference's finalist for the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy (WHL Defenceman of the Year).  He'll be pitted against Kelowna Rockets defenseman Tyson Barrie for the award. Elliott is also a finalst for the Brad Hornung Trophy (WHL Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year). The awards will be announced at a banquet on May 4, 2011.