Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Moose Jaw Warriors forward Brayden Tracey has been named WHL Rookie of the Month for November 2018.
Tracey recorded 16 points (5G-11A) and a plus-16 rating in 10 games during November as the Warriors climbed to third in the East Division and fourth in the Eastern Conference. Tracey also impressed with five multi-point performances, including two three-point games and three two-point games.
Recording points in nine of 10 games, Tracey’s momentum propelled him to 10th in WHL scoring for the month of November. He was also instrumental to the Warriors’ success on Saturday, November 24 when he scored in overtime to defeat the Lethbridge Hurricanes, the first game-winning goal of his WHL career.
Tracey was recognized as the first star of the game once as well as third star of the game in three other contests during November. Scoring four even-strength goals and one power-play goal in the past month, Tracey has played a leading role in the Warriors certainly made an impact as part of the Warriors’ strong rookie contingent.
Selected 21st overall by Moose Jaw in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft, the 6-foot-0, 174-pound forward is a product of Calgary, Alta. Tracey came to the Warriors from the Calgary Midget AAA Northstars program, where he recorded 52 points (21G-31A) in 30 games during the 2017-18 season. He represented Canada at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, winning a silver medal. He also represented Alberta at the 2016 WHL Cup, winning a gold medal.
Tracey and the Warriors are back in action on Wednesday, December 5 (6:00 p.m. CT) for a home game against the Medicine Hat Tigers.
WHL Rookie of the Month
November: Brayden Tracey, Moose Jaw Warriors
September/October: Jake Neighbours, Edmonton Oil Kings
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.