WHL Announces Monthly Award Winners

Calgary, AB - The Western Hockey League announced today that Regina Pats forward Adam Brooks has been named the WHL Player of the Month for November 2016.

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Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Regina Pats forward Adam Brooks has been named the WHL Player of the Month for November 2016.

Brooks, a 20-year-old product of Winnipeg, MB, registered 26 points (4G-22A) in 10 games to help the Regina Pats go 7-2-1-0 in the month of November, maintaining their standing as the No. 1 team in the CHL Top-10 Rankings.

Since returning from Toronto where he participated in training camp with both the NHL’s Maple Leafs and their AHL affiliate Marlies, Brooks has shredded the WHL, registering points in all 17 games he has suited up for.

In November, the Pats’ captain put forth eight multipoint performances, including four points on two separate occasions. On November 4, he collected a goal and three assists in a 9-6 win versus the Saskatoon Blades before following up with a goal and three assists on November 20 in an 8-3 road win over the Vancouver Giants. He was named WHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 13, after notching six points (1G-5A) over two games.

Averaging 2.60 points per game during the month of November, Brooks earned first star honours once, second star recognition once and third star honours three times.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pound centre is tied for fourth in the WHL scoring race with 38 points (9G-29A) through 17 appearances this season as he makes a push to defend the WHL scoring title he won during the 2015-16 season, in which he managed 120 points (38G-82A) in 72 games.

Brooks, a fourth round pick (92nd) of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, is in his fifth season with the Regina Pats, amassing 243 points (85G-158A) in 268 career WHL regular season games. He was originally a second round pick (25th) of the Pats at the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.

SILVERTIPS’ HART NAMED VAUGHN WHL GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016

Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Everett Silvertips goaltender Carter Hart has been named the Vaughn WHL Goaltender of the Month for November 2016.

Hart, an 18-year-old product of Sherwood Park, AB, maintained a record of 6-2-1-0 during November, with an astounding 1.11 goals-against average, .959 save percentage and three shutouts, all of which came consecutively to close out the month. First, Hart steered aside 37 shots on November 23 in a 3-0 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds. Next, he blanked the Prince George Cougars with a 26-save performance in a 3-0 win on November 26. Finally, he wrapped up the month with a 20-save shutout in a 5-0 win over the Kootenay ICE on November 30.

Registering three straight shutouts and without allowing a goal in 187:01, Hart established a new Silvertips record for longest shutout streak (minutes). The record of 178:14 had previously been set by David Reekie (2006-07).

In nine appearances this month, Hart allowed two goals or fewer on eight occasions. The lone outlier was a 3-2 overtime defeat against the Spokane Chiefs on November 12. As a result of his outstanding and consistent efforts, Hart was the first player this season to repeat with WHL weekly honours after winning WHL Goaltender of the Week recognition for the weeks ending November 20 and November 27. He was also named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 27.

Hart was named a game star in five contests throughout November, including twice as first star, another two as second star and once as third star.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound goaltender leads the WHL in GAA (1.11), SV% (.939), shutouts (four) and is tied for third in wins (14).

Drafted in the second round (48th) by the Philadelphia Flyers at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Hart is in his third season with the Silvertips, having accumulated a record of 67-32-6-7 with a 2.10 GAA, .921 SV% and 14 shutouts in 116 career WHL regular season appearances. He was originally an eighth round pick (158th) of the Everett Silvertips at the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.

WHL Player of the Month
September/October: Sam Steel, Regina Pats
November: Adam Brooks, Regina Pats

Vaughn WHL Goaltender of the Month
September/October: Logan Flodell, Saskatoon Blades
November: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips

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