While Prince Albert battles Moose Jaw, currently, in an opening round W-H-L playoff series, the Raiders took time Friday to sign one of the Warriors players’ younger brothers!
Jakob Brook was a second round pick of P.A.’s in the 2017 Bantam Draft. He is a Roblin, Mb., product and the younger brother of 18-year-old Moose Jaw defenceman Josh Brook. Jakob Brook played his 15-year-old Midget season with the Rink Hockey Academy. The 6’2″, 162-pound forward posted 12 goals amongst 36 points in 34 games this season. Following is the news release from the Raiders…
For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Raiders Sign Jakob Brook
Second Round Pick Joins The Fold
Prince Albert, SK – The Prince Albert Raiders are pleased to announce they have signed forward Jakob Brook to a WHL Standard Player Agreement.
Brook, a Roblin, MB product, was selected in the second round of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft following a 20-goal season with Rink Hockey Academy Bantam Prep in the CSSHL.
“It feels awesome that I made this decision and it’s a great place to be,” said Brook. “The organization has been really good to me and they’ve treated me like one of their own players already. It’s awesome.”
This season, the 6’2”, 162-pound prospect scored 12 goals and added 24 assists in 34 regular season games with Rink Hockey Academy in the Midget Prep division.
Brook spoke highly of his coaches at Rink Hockey Academy and their efforts in preparing him to make the next step in his hockey career.
“They would work on specific skills that you would need in the next level like being strong on your stick, working hard in the corners, making sure you’re catching the pass, making quick play, and keeping your head up.”
Brook also suited up for Team Manitoba at the WHL Cup in October, picking up a goal and an assist en route to a bronze medal.
With Brook, the Raiders have signed their first four picks from the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. The other three selections – Kaiden Guhle, Cohner Saleski, and Ozzy Wiesblatt – made their WHL debuts this season.
The Raiders are back on the ice on Saturday night for Game 5 of their best-of-seven series against the Warriors in Moose Jaw at Mosaic Place. Prince Albert trails the series 3-1. Game time is at 7 p.m.
If necessary, the series will return to the Art Hauser Centre on Sunday evening for Game 6. Puck drop would be at 6 p.m.