Brown named goalie of the month for second time

Lots of wins for 19-year-old net detective

He may not be up for WHL Western Conference goalie of the year, but don’t tell that to opposing shooters who have been trying to solve Rockets goalie Adam Brown this season.

The Western Hockey League announced Thursday that Brown has been named the Vaughn WHL Goaltender of the Month for March. It marks the second time this season that Brown has been named goalie of the month, the only WHL goalie to win the award twice.

The 19 year-old goaltender posted a 6-2 record through his last eight regular season games in March, posting a 1.61 goals-against average and .944 save percentage.  He started all but two games for the Rockets during the month which included a five game win streak and stopping 218 of 231 shots faced.

Brown’s consistent play helped the Rockets capture their first WHL BC Division title since 2004, finishing the season with a 43-28-0-1 record for 87 points and second spot in the Western Conference standings. His efforts also earned him a Three Star selection in four games through the regular season in March, with two being 1st Stars.

He also won all four games in the Rockets first round playoff sweep of the Prince George Cougars.

Brown, from Yorba Linda, CA, is in his third season with the Kelowna Rockets.  Originally drafted by the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the 1st round (6th overall) in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft, Brown joined the Rockets for the 2008-09 season.  He finished the 2010-11 WHL regular season 5th among all WHL goaltenders with a 2.59 GAA and 0.916 save percentage.

Despite being the only goalie to win the monthly award twice, Brown wasn’t nominated as WHL Western Conference goalie of the year and was also left off of the WHL Western Conference first and second all star teams.


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