Taylor Vickerman wins Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy
Taylor Vickerman of the Tri-City Americans wins the Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy. Awarded to the WHL player deemed the Humanitarian Player Of the Year for their efforts in the community.
Vickerman was the finalist for the Western Conference and Tyler Wong of the Lethbridge Hurricanes was the Eastern Conference finalist. Vickerman becomes the second Tri-City American player to earn the award after Taylor Procyshen won it back in 2008-09.
Taylor performed more than 2,500 hours of community service that included school reading programs, Habitat for Humanity, Second Harvest and working with youth hockey teams.
Last season, Vickerman and teammates Justin Hamonic and Beau McCue launched the Americans’ Faceoff Against Bullying Campaign. A program which is used in local schools to stand up to bullying, and promote the game of the hockey to the youth.