Pats’ Brooks named WHL Player of the Week
Calgary, Alta. – 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 April 30, 2017.
Brooks registered eight points (1G-7A) in four games, helping the Pats go 3-1 to claim the Eastern Conference Championship and advance to the WHL Championship Series presented by Rogers for the first time since 1984. This is the third time this season Brooks has been recognized as WHL Player of the Week.
After being held without a point on Tuesday, April 25 in a 3-1 loss at Lethbridge, Brooks bounced back by scoring the game-winning goal and added two assists on Wednesday, April 26 in a 6-2 win at Lethbridge, earning first-star honours. On Friday, April 28, Brooks logged four primary assists in a 5-3 win versus Lethbridge and was once again named first star. Finally, the Pats captain provided the primary assist on the game- and series-clinching goal on Sunday, April 30 in a 7-4 win at Lethbridge.
Brooks is tied for fourth on the Pats in playoffs scoring with 18 points (5G-13A) in 15 games. His four game-winning goals are second in the WHL Playoffs, while his 13 assists are good enough to sit tied for fourth.
The 20-year-old product of Winnipeg, Man., finished the WHL regular season second in overall scoring with 130 points (43G-87A) in 66 games after returning to the Pats from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.
A fourth-round pick (92nd) of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2016 NHL Draft, the 5-foot-10, 175-pound centre accumulated 335 points (119G-216A) in 317 career WHL regular season contests all with the Pats. Additionally, Brooks has collected 49 points (16G-33A) in 40 career WHL post-season outings.
He was originally a second-round pick (25th) of the Regina Pats at the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.
Brooks and the Pats host the Seattle Thunderbirds for Games 1 and 2 of the 2017 WHL Championship Series presented by Rogers, with Game 1 scheduled for Friday, May 5 (7 p.m. MT) at the Brandt Centre in Regina.
WHL Player of the Week
Sept. 23 – Sept. 25: Chad Butcher, Medicine Hat Tigers
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Sam Steel, Regina Pats
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Cody Glass, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Tyler Benson, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Kale Clague, Brandon Wheat Kings
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Kailer Yamamoto, Spokane Chiefs
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Connor Hobbs, Regina Pats
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Adam Brooks, Regina Pats
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Alexander True, Seattle Thunderbirds
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Jayden Halbgewachs, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Sergey Zborovskiy, Regina Pats
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Calvin Thurkauf, Kelowna Rockets
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Deven Sideroff, Kamloops Blazers
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Adam Brooks, Regina Pats
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Brayden Burke, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Tyler Wong, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Tyler Soy, Victoria Royals
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Jake Bean, Calgary Hitmen
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Kole Lind, Kelowna Rockets
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Mathew Barzal, Seattle Thunderbirds
Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Ethan Bear, Seattle Thunderbirds
Feb. 20 – Feb. 26: Nick Henry, Regina Pats
Feb. 27 – March 5: Tyler Wong, Lethbridge Hurricanes
March 6 – March 12: Cody Glass, Portland Winterhawks
March 13 – March 19: Brandon Hagel, Red Deer Rebels
March 20 – March 26: Sam Steel, Regina Pats
March 27 – April 2: Ethan Bear, Seattle Thunderbirds
April 3 – April 9: Giorgio Estephan, Lethbridge Hurricanes
April 10 – April 16: Reid Gardiner, Kelowna Rockets
April 17 – April 23: Reid Gardiner, Kelowna Rockets
April 24 – April 30: Adam Brooks, Regina Pats