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Eberle, Seguin, Hoffman up for player of the year as CHL announces award nominees

By Monika Moravan

Brandon, MB – Ahead of the Mastercard Memorial Cup semifinal game Friday, the Canadian League announced the nominees for the 10 major honors that will be presented at the annual CHL Awards Ceremony Saturday at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium.

The only nominees still playing for the Memorial Cup are the Calgary Hitmen’s Brandon Kozun and Martin Jones and Taylor Hall from the Windsor Spitfires.

2009-10 CHL Award Nominees:

Jack Link's Top Prospect of the Year:

Brett Connolly, Prince George Cougars

Tyler Seguin, Plymouth Whalers

Brandon Gormley, Moncton Wildcats

Husky Sportsman of the Year:

Jason Bast, Moose Jaw Warriors

Ryan Spooner, Peterborough Petes

Mike Hoffman, Saint John Sea Dogs

Chrysler Dodge Top Scorer of the Year:

Brandon Kozun, Calgary Hitmen

Taylor Hall, Windsor Spitfires and Tyler Seguin, Plymouth Whalers

Sean Couturier, Drummondville Voltigeurs

Home Hardware Humanitarian of the Year:

Matt Fraser, Kootenay Ice

Ryan Hayes, Plymouth Whalers

Nick MacNeil, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Subway Scholastic Player of the Year:

Adam Lowry, Swift Current Broncos

Erik Gudbranson, Kingston Frontenacs

Dominic Jalbert, Chicoutimi Sagueneens

Old Dutch Coach of the Year:

Mark Holick, Kootenay Ice

Dale Hunter, London Knights

Gerard Gallant, Saint John Sea Dogs

BMO Rookie of the Year:

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Red Deer Rebels

Matt Puempel, Peterborough Petes

Petr Straka, Rimouski Oceanic

Prospects Hockey Goaltender of the Year:

Martin Jones, Calgary Hitmen

Chris Carrozzi, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors

Jake Allen, Drummondville Voltigeurs

Right Guard Defenceman of the Year:

Tyson Barrie, Kelowna Rockets

Jacob Muzzin, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

David Savard, Moncton Wildcats

CCM Player of the Year:

Jordan Eberle, Regina Pats

Tyler Seguin, Plymouth Whalers

Mike Hoffman, Saint John Sea Dogs



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