Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Regina Pats forward Adam Brooks has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 3rd, 2016.
Brooks recorded 10 points (2g-8a) to go along with a plus-7 rating in four games to lead the Regina Pats to a record of 2-1-0-1 for the week.
On Tuesday, December 29th against the Saskatoon Blades, Brooks notched three points (1g-2a) and a plus-2 rating to claim first star honours in their 3-1 victory. The following night against the Prince Albert Raiders, Brooks recorded his second consecutive three-point game with three assists in the Pats 6-5 shootout loss. On Friday, January 1st against the Swift Current Broncos, Brooks scored the overtime winner to guide the Pats to a 4-3 win. Brooks also tallied two assists for his third straight three-point effort and was named the game’s first star. On Sunday January 3rd, Brooks capped off the week with an assist against the Prince Albert Raiders as Regina fell by a score of 7-3.
The 19-year-old Winnipeg, MB native has collected 60 points (21g-39a) in 40 games this season to sit second overall in scoring amongst all WHL skaters. The 5-10, 175 lb forward is in his fourth WHL campaign with Regina and has amassed 145 points (59g-86a) in 219 career WHL regular season contests.
The WHL has also nominated Carter Hart of the Everett Silvertips for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award. Hart, a 1998-born netminder from Sherwood Park, AB posted a record of 2-0-0-0 with a 0.98 goals against average and a .951 save percentage. On Wednesday, December 30th, Hart turned aside 24 shots to claim second star honours as the Silvertips defeated the Kelowna Rockets by a score of 2-1. On Friday, January 1st, Hart stopped 15 shots to lift the Silvertips to their second straight victory over the Kelowna Rockets. Currently in his second season with Everett, Hart has posted a 39-17-2-6 record with 10 shutouts in 66 career WHL regular season appearances.
WHL Player of the Week
Sept. 24 – Sept. 27: Alex Forsberg, Victoria Royals
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Reid Gardiner, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Brayden Point, Moose Jaw Warriors
Oct. 12 – Oct. 18: Jon Martin, Swift Current Broncos
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Jesse Gabrielle, Prince George Cougars
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Mathew Barzal, Seattle Thunderbirds
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Nick Merkley, Kelowna Rockets
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Jackson Houck, Calgary Hitmen
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Tyson Baillie, Kelowna Rockets
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Justin Gutierrez, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Tyler Benson, Vancouver Giants
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Rihards Bukarts, Portland Winterhawks
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Kailer Yamamoto, Spokane Chiefs
Dec. 28 – Jan. 3: Adam Brooks, Regina Pats
Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week (WHL Nominee)
Sept. 24 – Sept. 27: Landon Bow, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Coleman Vollrath, Victoria Royals
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Coleman Vollrath, Victoria Royals
Oct. 12 – Oct 18: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raider
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Adin Hill, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Adin Hill, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Landon Bow, Swift Current Broncos
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Declan Hobbs, Kootenay ICE
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Ty Edmonds, Prince George Cougars
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Connor Ingram, Kamloops Blazers
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Nick Schneider, Medicine Hat Tigers
Dec. 28 – Jan. 3: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips