CALGARY, AB. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Adam Brown, of the Kelowna Rockets, has been named the VAUGHN WHL Goaltender of the Month for March. This is the second time this year that Brown has received this award.
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 0.944 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.
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.
His accomplishments make Adam Brown a deserving choice as the VAUGHN WHL Goaltender of the Month for March.
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