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 11 points, scoring nine goals and two assists to go with a +5 rating in four games this past week, helping the Warriors post a 3-1-0-0 road record in that span.
On Tuesday, December 30th, two games into their six game road trip through the WHL Central and B.C. Divisions, the Moose Jaw Warriors made their next stop in Vancouver to face the Giants.  Broda scored twice has his Warriors were defeated by the Giants 8-3, for his efforts he was named the games 2nd Star.  The next evening the Warriors spent their New Year’s Eve in the Fraser Valley taking on the Chilliwack Bruins at Prospera Centre.  Broda scored his third career hat-trick (second of the season) and added an assist as the Warriors downed the Bruins 4-3.  He was also named the games 1st Star.
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On Friday, January 2nd, the Blazers hosted the Moose Jaw Warriors at the Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops.  Broda had another big night netting two goals and an assist as the Warriors defeated the Blazers 8-4.  He was also named the games 2nd Star.  The next day, Saturday, January 3rd, the Warriors travelled to the Okanagan area to face the Kelowna Rockets.  Broda had his fourth straight multi-goal game scoring two goals in the Warriors 5-2 win over the Rockets.  He was also named the games 1st Star.
Broda’s 11 points in the past four games has put him 12th among all WHL scorers (35 g, 12 a – 47 pts.) and leads the WHL in goals with 35.
Broda, an 18-year-old from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, is in his third 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 of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals.
The WHL has also nominated Martin Jones of the Calgary Hitmen for the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week Award.  Jones posted a 3-0-0-0 record this past week with two shut-outs, allowing just one goal on 73 shots for an amazing 0.330 goals-against average and  .986 save percentage.

, an 18 year-old from North Vancouver, British Columbia, is in his third season with the Calgary Hitmen.  After going unselected at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Jones was offered a free agent try-out with the Los Angeles Kings later in the summer.  Following a great rookie camp and tremendous main camp the Kings decided to sign Jones to a three year entry level NHL contract.
Boston Pizza WHL Player of the Week

Sept. 18 – Sept. 21: Jordan Weal, Regina Pats
Sept. 22 – Sept. 28: Joel Broda, Moose Jaw Warriors
Sept. 29 – Oct. 5: Casey Pierro-Zabotel, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 6 – Oct. 12: Evander Kane, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 13 – Oct. 19: Jay Fehr, Brandon Wheat Kings
Oct. 20 – Oct. 26: Jamie Benn, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 27 – Nov. 2: Dana Tyrell, Prince George Cougars
Nov. 3 – Nov. 9: C.J. Stretch, Kamloops Blazers
Nov. 10 – Nov. 16: Andy Smith, Chilliwack Bruins
Nov. 17 – Nov. 23: Scott Glennie, Brandon Wheat Kings
Nov. 24 – Nov. 30: Taylor Procyshen, Tri-City Americans
Dec. 1 – Dec. 7: Brett Sonne, Calgary Hitmen
Dec. 8 – Dec. 14: Ian Duval, Moose Jaw Warriors
Dec. 15 – Dec. 28: Brandon Kozun, Calgary Hitmen
Dec. 29 – Jan. 4: Joel Broda, Moose Jaw Warriors