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Brook Signs with Medicine Hat

By Carter Brooks

Photo courtesy of the CSSHL

Aidan Brook has joined his elder brothers in the Western Hockey League, signing a standard player agreement with the Medicine Hat Tigers.

Brook Signs with Medicine Hat

The 15-year-old defenceman out of Roblin grew up within the Parkland Rangers AAA program, much like his brother Jakob. Following in the current Prince Albert Raider’s footsteps, the youngest Brook brother played his 15-year-old season for The Rink Hockey Academy’s Elite 15s in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League.

After finding some offence in his two years of bantam AAA with the Rangers, (eight goals, 29 points, 88 penalty minutes in 104 games from 2016-18) the 6-foot-3, 170-pound defender turned it up in his first year with the RHA Nationals. He registered one goal, 26 points and 38 penalty minutes in 36 regular season contests for the Elite 15s.

“We are excited to welcome Aidan and his family to the Tigers organization and we are thrilled to have a player of his calibre join us,” said Bobby Fox, Tigers’ Director of Player Personnel in a media release. “Aidan is a very reliable defenceman that can play in all situations. He has a strong presence defensively. He has a great stick, will block shots and plays tough on guys in front. Aidan shows good vision in transition and at the offensive blueline.”

Brook was drafted to both the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (third round, 23rd overall to the OCN Blizzard) and to the Western Hockey League (fourth round, 76th overall to the Seattle Thunderbirds) in 2018, before being dealt to the Tigers in early January. Medicine Hat went 35-27-6 in 2018-19, finishing the season first place in the Eastern Conference Wild Card battle, before dropping out of the WHL postseason in six games to the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com.

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