Thunderbirds’ Bud Holloway Named HUSKY WHL Player of the Month

By League Press Release

CALGARY, AB. – The Western Hockey League today announced that forward Bud Holloway of the Seattle Thunderbirds, has been named the Husky WHL Player of the Month for March.

The 20 year old forward from Wapella, Saskatchewan recorded 16 points in his last nine regular season games in the month of March, netting 11 goals and five assists all while maintain a plus minus rating of +9. Holloway picked up six goals and four assists through the first four games of the March and ended the regular season scoring five goals and one assist in three games. Of Holloway’s 11 goals scored; two were power play markers, two came shorthanded and three were game winning goals.

Holloway’s consistency helped lead the Thunderbirds to a 7-2 regular season record in the month of March and an overall record of 42-23-5-2 on the season. Seattle’s strong finish down the stretch solidified a fourth place finish in the WHL Western Conference and home ice advantage into the first round of the 2008 WHL Playoffs.

For his efforts Holloway was named a game Star in five contests during the regular season in March, including four 1st Star and one 2nd Star selections.

In 70 games played this season Holloway has posted career highs of 43 goals and 40 assists, good enough for ninth spot among WHL Top Scorers with 83 points.

Holloway has spent his entire four year Western Hockey League career with the Seattle Thunderbirds. He was selected in the 3rd round – 86th overall at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings.

His accomplishments make Bud Holloway a deserving choice as the HUSKY WHL Player of the Month for March.

HUSKY – proud sponsor of the WHL Education Program and the Canada West WHL Graduate of the Month.

2007-08 Husky WHL Player of the Month – Previous Winners:
September/October: Jordan Eberle, Regina Pats
November: Drayson Bowman, Spokane Chiefs
December: Colin Long, Kelowna Rockets
January: Dan Gendur, Everett Silvertips
February: Spencer Machacek, Vancouver Giants
March: Bud Holloway, Seattle Thunderbirds