Tri-City Americans goalie Ty Rimmer and forward Brendan Shinnimin were named to the Western Conference's first team Thursday.
Forwards Adam Hughesman and Patrick Holland were named to the second team, and coach Jim Hiller was named Western Conference Coach of the Year.
It is the first time since 2008-09 that the Americans had a first-team selection, and the first time they have had four players honored in one season.
Rimmer and Medicine Hat's Tyler Bunz are the finalists for WHL Goaltender of the Year.
The WHL Player of the Year finalists (Four Broncos Memorial Trophy) will be announced April 18.
WESTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR TEAMS
FIRST ALL-STAR TEAM
Goaltender – Ty Rimmer (Edmonton, AB), Tri-City Americans
Defenseman – Brenden Kichton (Spruce Grove, AB), Spokane Chiefs
Defenseman – Joseph Morrow (Sherwood Park, AB), Portland Winterhawks
orward – Ty Rattie (Airdrie, AB), Portland Winterhawks *
Forward – Brendan Shinnimin (Winnipeg, MB), Tri-City Americans *
Forward – Brendan Gallagher (Delta, BC), Vancouver Giants
SECOND ALL-STAR TEAM
Goaltender – Cole Cheveldave (Calgary, AB), Kamloops Blazers
Defenseman – Ryan Murray (White City, SK), Everett Silvertips
Defenseman – Austin Madaisky (Surrey, BC), Kamloops Blazers
Forward – Sven Bartschi (Langenthal, SUI), Portland Winterhawks
Forward – Adam Hughesman (Winnipeg, MB), Tri-City Americans
Forward – Patrick Holland (Lethbridge, AB), Tri-City Americans
* indicates unanimous selection
The WHL announced the finalists in the following categories.
WHL Rookie of the Year, Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference – Sam Reinhart (Vancouver, BC), Kootenay Ice
Western Conference – Tim Bozon (Cureglia, SUI), Kamloops Blazers
WHL Goaltender of the Year, Del Wilson Trophy
Eastern Conference – Tyler Bunz (St. Albert, AB), Medicine Hat Tigers
Western Conference – Ty Rimmer (Edmonton, AB), Tri-City Americans
WHL Defenseman of the Year, Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference – Alex Petrovic (Edmonton, AB), Red Deer Rebels
Western Conference – Brenden Kichton (Spruce Grove, AB), Spokane Chiefs
WHL Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year, Brad Hornung Trophy
Eastern Conference – Mark Stone (Winnipeg, MB), Brandon Wheat Kings
Western Conference – Ryan Murray (White City, SK), Everett Silvertips
WHL Scholastic Player of the Year, Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference – Jimmy Bubnick (Saskatoon, SK), Calgary Hitmen
Western Conference – Reid Gow (Killarney, MB), Spokane Chiefs
WHL Coach of the Year, Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference – Pat Conacher, Regina Pats
Western Conference – Jim Hiller, Tri-City Americans
WHL Executive of the Year, Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference – Bob Green, Edmonton Oil Kings
Western Conference – Craig Bonner, Kamloops Blazers
WHL Humanitarian of the Year, Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference – Taylor Vause (Calgary, AB), Swift Current Broncos
Western Conference – Brendan Gallagher (Delta, BC), Vancouver Giants
WHL Marketing / Business Award
Eastern Conference – Moose Jaw Warriors
Western Conference – Spokane Chiefs