The hits just keep coming for Moose Jaw Warriors forward Brayden Tracey.
Only a few days after being named the player of the week for the entire Canadian Hockey League, the 17-year-old Calgary product was named the Western Hockey League player of the month for February.
Tracey led the Warriors and the WHL in scoring for the month, with 12 goals and 26 points. That included points in 11 of 13 games, as well as eight multi-point efforts – a run that featured his first hat trick and four-point game and five three-point efforts.
Tracey is the runaway leader in both WHL and CHL rookie scoring, with 31 goals and 73 points in 59 games, nearly 20 points more than his closest competitor, even on the national scene.
The 6-foot-0, 174-pound Calgary product is ranked 73rd among North American skaters in NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings. Tracey has twice been recognized as the WHL rookie of the month, claiming the honour in November and December of this year.
The Warriors are back in action Friday when they host the Lethbridge Hurricanes (7 p.m., Mosaic Place).