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Monday, February 22, 2016

Pats Brooks named WHL Player of the Week

Photo credit: Keith Hershmiller Photography
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 February 21st, 2016.  

Brooks recorded 13 points (5g-8a) in four games to lead the Regina Pats to a perfect record of 4-0-0-0 for the week.  

On Monday, February 15th against the Swift Current Broncos, Brooks tallied an assist and scored the shootout winner as Regina prevailed with a 4-3 victory. On Wednesday, February 17th, Brooks lit the lamp three times to notch a hat-trick while also collecting an assist to lead the Pats to a 4-2 win over the Prince Albert Raiders. The Regina Pats captain continued his impressive play with a career-high six points (2g-4a) against the Kootenay ICE on Friday, February 19th. Brooks also earned a plus-5 rating and first star mentions as the Pats came away with a 7-5 victory. On Sunday, February 21st, Brooks capped off a productive week as he notched two assists against the Edmonton Oil Kings in a 3-1 victory.

The 19-year-old Winnipeg, MB native has collected 97 points (33g-64a) in 58 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 182 points (71g-111a) in 237 career WHL regular season contests.

The WHL has also nominated Zach Sawchenko of the Moose Jaw Warriors for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award. Sawchenko, a 1997-born netminder from Calgary, AB posted a record of 3-0-0-0 with a 1.31 goals against average and a .965 save percentage with one shutout. On Monday, February 15th, Sawchenko turned aside all 37 shots he faced to pick up the shutout and guide the Warriors to a 5-0 win against the Prince Albert Raiders. Sawchenko was named the game’s first star for his efforts. On Friday, February 19th against the Prince Albert Raiders, Sawchenko was named the game’s second star after a 32 save performance in the Warrior’s 4-3 win. On Sunday, February 21stagainst the Swift Current Broncos, Sawchenko was named the game’s second star after turning aside 40 shots.  Currently in his third WHL campaign with Moose Jaw, Sawchenko has posted a 54-46-6-2 record with six shutouts in 116 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
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Adam Helewka, Spokane Chiefs
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Reid Gardiner, Prince Albert Raiders
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Giorgio Estephan, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Chase Witala, Prince George Cougars
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Ivan Provorov, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 8 – Feb. 14: Dryden Hunt, Moose Jaw Warriors
Feb. 15 – Feb. 22: 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
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Landon Bow, Seattle Thunderbirds
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Zach Sawchenko, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Jordan Papirny, Brandon Wheat Kings
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Coleman Vollrath, Victoria Royals
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Taz Burman, Swift Current Broncos
Feb. 8 – Feb. 14: Connor Ingram, Kamloops Blazers
Feb. 15 – Feb. 22: Zach Sawchenko, Moose Jaw Warriors



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