Calgary - The Greyhound WHL Player of the Week is forward Gilbert Brule of the Vancouver Giants. Brule earned player of the week honors by scoring four goals and seven points in three games of the WHL KalTire Western Conference Quarter-Final best-of-seven series against the Prince George Cougars. The Giants won the series four games to one.
The Giants will host the winner of the Seattle Thunderbirds and Portland Winter Hawks series. The Winter Hawks lead the best-of-seven series three games to two.
On Tuesday, Mar. 28, Brule recorded a goal and added an assist in a 6-0 road win in Game 3 against the Prince George Cougars. On Wednesday, Mar. 29, Brule scored the game-tying and overtime game-winning goal in a 3-2 win in Game 4 against the Cougars.
On Saturday, Apr. 1, Brule recorded a goal and added two assists in a 5-2 home victory to win the series in Game 5 against Prince George.
Brule, a 19-year-old native of North Vancouver, British Columbia was drafted in the 1st round, sixth overall, by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Honorable mention goes to Leland Irving of the Everett Silvertips.
2006 WHL Playoffs:
Mar 24 – Mar 26: Daine Todd, Medicine Hat Tigers
Mar 27 – Apr 2: Gilbert Brule, Vancouver Giants