MONCTON, N.B. – Alex Bradley of the Summerside Western Capitals was announced as the MHL’s (Maritime Junior Hockey League) rookie of the month for January on Tuesday afternoon.
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Summerside Western Capitals forward Alex Bradley, 81, gets a shot off while being defended against by the Woodstock Slammers’ E.J. Faust, 24, during a recent MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) game in Summerside. Also involved in the play is the Capitals’ Thomas Stavert, 16.
In 10 games during the month, the 18-year-old forward from Lower Coverdale, N.B., scored three goals while adding 10 assists. Bradley managed to register at least one point in every game during January as the youthful Caps tightened their hold on the final playoff spot in the Roger Meek Division.
This is the second recent accolade for Bradley, who was named the league’s third star for the week of Jan. 13 to 19.
His strong play did not go unnoticed by others on the junior hockey scene, and the Moncton Wildcats called him up for a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League game on Jan. 19.
Bradley currently leads all MHL rookies in scoring. His 38 points in 39 games give him a four-point advantage over injured linemate Brad Power as well as forward Kyle Tibbo of the Truro Bearcats.
Bradley, who was acquired by the Capitals in the Danny Chiasson trade in December 2012, spent three stellar seasons with the Moncton Flyers’ major midget organization before arriving in Summerside.
In 132 regular season and playoff games with the Flyers, Bradley found the back of the net 86 times and added 94 assists. He also represented New Brunswick at the 2011 Canada Winter Games, posting five points in seven games.