Warriors’ Brody Willms named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week

Robert Murray/WHL


Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Brody Willms of the Moose Jaw Warriors is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 11 after posting a perfect 2-0-0-0 record with two shutout victories for a goals-against-average of 0.00 and save percentage of 1.000.

Willms turned aside all 35 shots he faced in a pair of starts last week helping the first place Warriors improve their record to 42-9-1-2 atop the overall WHL standings.  On Friday, he made 20 saves and earned second star honours in a 2-0 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes, then stopped all 15 fired his way on Saturday as third star of a 6-0 win against the Kootenay ICE.

A 6-foot-2, 181-pound 19-year-old from Coquitlam, B.C., Willms is playing in his fourth full season in Moose Jaw after being selected by the Warriors in the eighth round, 161st overall, of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. In 41 games this season he’s compiled a 30-7-1-2 record including four shutouts with a goals-against-average of 2.94 and save percentage of .902. Willms has appeared in 105 career WHL regular season games, accumulating a 55-30-7-2 record, 3.20 GAA, .902 SV% and five shutouts.

Willms is tied for second in the WHL for wins, owns sole possession of third in shutouts, and is fifth in the league for GAA. He’s lost just twice in regulation since Dec. 28 and has lost back-to-back games in regulation just once all season.

Also considered for the award this week was rookie Colten Ellis of the Rimouski Oceanic who posted a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory making 41 saves for a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .976.  In the OHL, overage Mario Culina of the Kitchener Rangers who went 2-0-0-0 making 81 saves for a goals-against-average of 2.00 and save percentage of .953.

Up next for the Warriors are a series of three straight games against the 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup host Regina Pats. The three-game set begins Wednesday, February 14 (7:00 p.m. CST) and culminates on Sunday, February 18 (2:00 p.m. CST) as part of the Pats’ Homecoming Weekend with a Sportsnet broadcast as part of Hometown Hockey.

2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Feb. 5 – Feb. 11: Brody Willms (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Jan. 29 – Feb. 4: Zachary Bouthillier (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jan. 15 – Jan. 21: Mario Culina (Kitchener Rangers)
Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Stuart Skinner (Swift Current Broncos)
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Dec. 25 – Dec. 31: James Porter (Kelowna Rockets)
Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: Tristan Bérubé (Gatineau Olympiques)
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 13 – Nov. 19: Anthony Morrone (Victoriaville Tigres)
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Justin Fazio (Sarnia Sting)
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Cole Kehler (Portland Winterhawks)
Oct. 23 – Oct. 30: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranada Huskies)
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Logan Flodell (Swift Current Broncos)
Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Cole Kehler (Portland Winterhawks)
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Dereck Baribeau (Quebec Remparts)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 24: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)

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Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.

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