Warriors’ Joel Broda named Boston Pizza WHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

CALGARY, AB. – The BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week is forward Joel Broda of the Moose Jaw Warriors.

Broda picked up six points, scoring five goals and one assist to go with a +4 rating, in three games over the past week, helping the Warriors post a 3-0 record in that span.

Broda returned to the Warriors from Washington Capitals training camp just in time to join his Club on the road Wedneday, September 24th in Prince Albert to take on the Raiders. In his first game back, Broda netted a shorthanded goal as the Warriors downed the Raiders 4-3. He was also named the games 1st Star.

On Friday, September 26th the Warriors travelled to Westman Place in Brandon to face the Wheat Kings. Broda scored two goals and an assist as the Warriors defeated the Wheat Kings 6-3. He was also named the games 1st Star.

On Saturday, September 27th the Warriors hosted the Wheat Kings at the Civic Centre for the second half of the home and home series. Broda added two more goals to his weekly total and helped his Warriors down the Wheat Kings for the second time in as many nights, 5-2. He was also named the games 3rd Star.

Broda, an 18-year-old from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, is in his fourth season of play in the Western Hockey League, a career that began with the Tri-City Americans prior to joining the Warriors at the start of last season. He was selected in the 5th round at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals.

The WHL has also nominated Kent Simpson of the Everett Silvertips for the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week Award.

On Friday, September 26th, Simpson made his first ever WHL Regular Season start as his Silvertips hosted U.S. Division rivals the Portland Winter Hawks. Simpson stopped all 28 shots faced as the Silvertips defeated the Winter Hawks 2-0. He was also named the games 1st Star.

Boston Pizza WHL Player of the Week
Sept. 18 – Sept. 21: Jordan Weal, Regina Pats
Sept. 22 – Sept. 28: Joel Broda, Moose Jaw Warriors