Bradly Goethals played almost 100 games in the WHL. 95 to be exact. Now, the 20-year-old has made the change to play Jr. A hockey with the Swan Valley Stampeders.
Not only has it been a great season for the Stampeders, but it's been a fantastic season for Goethals. In 22 games, he's got 34 points. Thanks to his contributions, he was named the MJHL Player of the Month for November. 17 of his now 34 points came in November.
"It's a pretty awesome feeling but I couldn't do it without my linemates," said Goethals. "It's definitely nice to get recognized by the league and hopefully it keeps up."
Bradly also had some success in the WHL. In those 95 games, he had 39 points (19G). But, the start he's off to now has been a bit unexpected.
"I mean I definitely expected to do well, but I didn't know I would do this well," added Goethals. "It's definitely helped to play with Tripp and Osadick for sure. I have to give them credit for my success."
How did Goethals back up his solid November? By having a nasty December. In Swan Valley's first two games, Brad had one goal and one assist. Yesterday against OCN, Goethals absolutely went off. He had three goals alone in the second period and he added one in the third for a four-goal performance.
Yesterday's game was also a rebound one for the Stamps. Entering play yesterday, the team lost four straight games. With last night's win, the Stamps are just two points behind the first place Portage Terriers.
"Teams are kind of keying in on us now and when we don't play in our barn, they're always line matching," said Goethals. "It's been a little bit harder to score. But, hopefully, I can keep up the pace and we as a team can keep winning."
Overall, the Stamps (20-6-2-2) are having a great season and Bradly's loving every minute of it in his final junior hockey season.
"Yeah, ever since I came here, it's been an absolute blast and I'm getting treated really well," added Goethals. "The boys are all awesome. We've struggled a bit as of late, but it's better to lose now compared to later. Sometimes you have to learn how to lose to have success in the end."
"I came here because I believe we have what it takes to win a Championship," he added. "With the team we have, I think we have a really good chance."
Moving forward, Bradly has four years all expenses paid to college because of his WHL play. But, he's all in for this year and he's not worried about the future yet.