The Western Hockey League today held their annual Award Ceremony to honour outstanding performances from the 2015-16 season.
Former Okanagan Hockey Academy forward Tyler Soy won the Brad Hornung Trophy as the 2016 WHL Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year.
Soy tallied 99 points (38-61-99) in 52 games with the OHA Prep team during the 2012-13 season. He has spent the past three seasons with the Victoria Royals, registering 180 points (90-90-180) in 213 games. He has suited up for Team Canada on three occasions, including winning the gold medal at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial.
The Cloverdale, BC product was drafted in the first round, eighth overall, by the Royals at the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. He is currently ranked as the 150th North American Skater by NHL Central Scouting ahead of the 2016 NHL Draft.
Former OHA defenceman Joe Hicketts, a teammate of Soy's on the Royals, was a finalist for the WHL Player of the Year Award and Defenceman of the Year Award.
During my three years in Penticton, OHA was influential in my growth as a student, an athlete, and most importantly a person. Their overwhelming support made the city feel like home and the community feel like family. It was truly a first class experience, in an elite program that has prepared me for my time in university and any future endeavors."