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Thursday, March 24, 2016

BROOKS NAMED 1ST TEAM ALL-STAR, DENIED PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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Regina, Saskatchewan – Regina Pats forward Adam Brooks has been named an Eastern Conference First Team All-Star.  The Western Hockey League released the 2015-16 award nominees and members of the conference all-star teams Wednesday, March 23 ahead of the 2016 Playoffs opening Thursday, March 24.

In his fourth season with the Pats, Brooks lead the WHL in scoring with 120 points (38G, 82A) in 72 games.  His 82 assists were tied for the league lead.  Along the way, Brooks was named the WHL Player of the Week twice and CHL Player of the Week once.  The Winnipeg, MB product was the first Pats player to lead the league in scoring since Dale Derkatch in the 1982-83 season.  His 120 points were the most in the WHL since the 2012-13 season and most by a Pats player since the 1992-93 season (Louis Dumont – 121 points).

Brooks was recognized with four Pats awards including the Player of the Year, Bill Hicke Most Popular Player, Torchey Schell Top Scorer Award and Three Star Award.

The Pats begin their playoff run against the Lethbridge Hurricanes in Lethbridge on March 25 at 7 p.m.  Games Three and Four will be held at the Brandt Centre March 29 and 30, both at 7 p.m.  Individual tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office, and Safeway locations throughout Regina.

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Calgary, AB - The Western Hockey League announced Eastern and Western Conference individual award winners for its 50th Season.

All individual conference award winners will be eligible for League awards at the 2016 WHL Awards in Calgary, AB on Wednesday, May 4th.

2015-16 WHL Conference Award Winners:

WHL Executive of the Year (Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy)

Eastern Conference Executive of the Year – Peter Anholt, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Western Conference Executive of the Year – Cameron Hope, Victoria Royals

 WHL Coach of the Year (Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy)

Eastern Conference Coach of the Year – Brent Kisio, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Western Conference Coach of the Year – Dave Lowry, Victoria Royals

WHL Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year (Brad Hornung Trophy)

Eastern Conference Most Sportsmanlike Player – Jake Bean (Calgary, AB), Calgary Hitmen
Western Conference Most Sportsmanlike Player – Tyler Soy (Coquitlam, BC), Victoria Royals

WHL Rookie of the Year (Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy)

Eastern Conference Rookie of the Year – Noah Gregor (Beaumont, AB), Moose Jaw Warriors
Western Conference Rookie of the Year – Matthew Phillips (Calgary, AB), Victoria Royals

WHL Top Goaltender (Del Wilson Memorial Trophy)

Eastern Conference Top Goaltender – Zachary Sawchenko (Calgary, AB), Moose Jaw Warriors
Western Conference Top Goaltender – Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, AB), Everett Silvertips

WHL Top Defenceman (Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy)
Eastern Conference Top Defenceman – Ivan Provorov (Yaroslavl, RUS), Brandon Wheat Kings
Western Conference Top Defenceman – Joe Hicketts (Kamloops, BC), Victoria Royals

WHL Player of the Year (Four Broncos Memorial Trophy)

Eastern Conference Player of the Year – Dryden Hunt (Nelson, BC), Moose Jaw Warriors
Western Conference Player of the Year – Joe Hicketts (Kamloops, BC), Victoria Royals

The following individual and team awards were won during the 2015-16 WHL regular season:

WHL Regular Season Champions, Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy
Victoria Royals: 72 GP - 50 W – 16 L – 3 OTL – 3 SL – 106 PTS

WHL Top Scorer (Bob Clarke Trophy)
Adam Brooks (Winnipeg, MB), Regina Pats
72 GP – 38 G – 82 A – 120 PTS - +41 – 30 PIM

WHL Plus-Minus Award
Ivan Provorov (Yaroslavl, RUS), Brandon Wheat Kings
62 GP – 21 G – 52 A – 73 PTS - +64 – 16 PIM

Conference award winners for the WHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year, Top Official and Business Award will be announced at a later date.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hunt is great, don't get me wrong, but he isn't even the MVP of his own team. Did the league not weigh out the fact that he plays on a line with maybe the best player in the CHL? The captain of the WJC team. Of course that is Brayden Point. Without Point he wouldn't have hit 100 points-

An MVP should noticeably be carrying the team on his back like Brooks did. When you get 40 more points than your closest teammate and when you are a plus 41 when the team as a whole is a combined minus 49 that should tell you who was the MVP right there IMHO. Brooks IS the MVP no matter what anyone says-

I'll spare the usual political comments as the readers of this blog are not smart enough to undertsand them anyway-

Y'er Welcome

Anonymous said...

Hunt is good player but much like here he is PP specialist. About 1/3 of this points come on the PP. Brayden Point was the team MVP and plays terrific in all situations and is a game breaker. When checked Hunt disappears. IMO Provorov was the east MVP. He was everything to the WK's and absolutely how could he have been excluded.

Hicketts the west conference MVP? I have long suspected a lot of sports reporters don't know the difference between their butts and a hole in the ground.

How is a guy with a 120 points and 30 penalty minutes isn't the most sportsmanlike player in the League?

Nobody is ever going to be happy with these things but I can tell there is a whole lot of backroom BS that goes on in these things.

Anonymous said...


Provorov is the best player in the east. Without a doubt in my mind. Pats fan here. Over plus 60. I know he played on a good team, but he is way to good for the dub will be in Philly next year for sure.

Anonymous said...

Yep, Provorov and that other D-man in Philly up for Calder this season will be a force.