Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Moose Jaw Warriors goaltender Brody Willms has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week and league nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 11, 2018.
Willms recorded a pair of shutouts to help the Warriors continued to lead the East Division, Eastern Conference and the entire WHL. Friday, he made 20 saves to shutout the Lethbridge Hurricanes followed by a 15-save performance in a 6-0 blanking of the Kootenay ICE a day later.
A 6-foot-2, 181-pound product of Coquitlam, B.C., Willms was named the second star of Friday’s game and the third star of Friday’s contest. With Willms in net, the Hurricanes and ICE combined to go 0/5 on the power play. The shutouts were Willms’ third and fourth of the season.
Those two games were a small part of what has been a career year for the 19-year-old goaltender. In 41 games, Willms has a 30-7-1-2 record, 2.94 GAA, and .902 SV% along with the aforementioned four shutouts. Originally drafted by the Warriors in the eighth round, 161st overall, of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, 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.
This week marks Willms second WHL Goaltender of the Week Award this season after he won back in November 2017. Up next for the Warriors are a series of three straight games against the 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup host Regina Pats, beginning Wednesday, February 14 (7:00 p.m. CST) and culminating on Sunday, February 18 (2:00 p.m. CST) as part of the Pats’ Homecoming Weekend.
WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
Feb. 5 – Feb. 11: Brody Willms, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 29 – Feb. 4: Riley Lamb, Red Deer Rebels
Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: Ethan Anders, Red Deer Rebels
Jan. 15 – Jan. 21: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Stuart Skinner, Swift Current Broncos
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Nolan Maier, Saskatoon Blades
Dec. 27 – Dec. 31: James Porter, Kelowna Rockets
Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: David Tendeck, Vancouver Giants
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: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Brody Willms, Moose Jaw Warriors
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Cole Kehler, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 23 — Oct. 29: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Dawson Weatherill, Spokane Chiefs
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Logan Flodell, Swift Current Broncos
Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Cole Kehler, Portland Winterhawks
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Tavin Grant, Prince George Cougars
Sept. 22 – Sept. 24: Griffen Outhouse, Victoria Royals
About the Western Hockey League
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.