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CALGARY, AB. (ISN) – The Western Hockey League announced today that Vancouver Giants forward Jordan Martinook is the WHL Player of the Week.

Martinook picked up eight points, scoring three goals and five assists to go with a +6 rating in two games over the last week, helping the Vancouver Giants jump out to a 2-0 series lead over the Spokane Chiefs in the 2012 Kal Tire WHL Western Conference Quarter-Finals best-of-seven series.

On Friday, March 23rd, the Giants (4) hosted the Spokane Chiefs (5) at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver for game one of 2012 WHL Playoffs opening round series. Martinook scored two goals, two assists and was named the games 1st Star in the Giants 7-5 victory over the Chiefs. Game two of the opening round series went the following evening, Saturday, March 24th, in Vancouver. Martinook collected one goal, three assists and was again named the games 1st Star as the Giants downed the Chiefs 7-3.

The Vancouver Giants currently have a 2-0 series lead over the Spokane Chiefs, with games three and four set in Spokane on Tuesday, March 27th and Wednesday, March 28th at 7:05pm PT.

Martinook, a 19-year-old from Leduc, AB, is playing his second full season with the Vancouver Giants. During the 2011-12 WHL regular season he set career highs in all offensive categories scoring 40 goals and 24 assist for 64 points.

The WHL has also nominated Laurent Brossoit of the Edmonton Oil Kings for the CHL Goaltender of the Week Award. Brossoit posted a 2-0-0-0 record this past week with one shut-out, stopping 51 of 54 shots faced for a 1.50 goals-against average and .944 save percentage. Brossoit, a 19-year-old (born 1993) from Surrey, BC, led the Oil Kings to a pair of opening round wins over the Kootenay Ice in the 2012 WHL Playoffs.