Monday, January 4, 2016

Pats Brooks named WHL Player of the Week and Team Captain

Photo courtesy Keith Hershmiller Photography
Regina, Saskatchewan - The Western Hockey League announced today Regina Pats forward Adam Brooks is the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 3, 2016.  Regina Pats Head Coach and General Manager John Paddock also announced Brooks is to serve as Captain while Colby Williams is out of the lineup.

“John (Paddock) put it in me to take over that leadership role while Colby is out,” said Brooks.  “It’s an honour and a privilege to get to wear (the ‘C’) while he’s out and follow up some of the leaders I’ve played behind.”

Brooks recorded 10 points (2g-8a) to go along with a plus-7 rating in four games to lead the Blue and White to a record of 2-1-0-1 for the week. 

On Tuesday, December 29 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 1 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 3, 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.

Adam Brooks plays his first game as captain when the Pats open a six game road swing against the Kootenay Ice on Friday in an 8 p.m. CST matchup.  Tune in to the Pats’ upcoming road contests with Bennett Dunlop Ford Pats Hockey on 620 CKRM starting 25 minutes before puck drop.

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

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