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Canalta Hotels Player of the Week & Alberta Ford Defensive Player of the Week
Posted January 9th, 2017 @ 12:15 pm

The first Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week for 2017 is Oliver Chau of the Brooks Bandits.  From December 30th – January 8th, Chau scored 8 points (3G, 5A) in 3 games, and recorded his first AJHL hat trick.

Chau closed out 2016 as the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game on December 31st in a 4 point game (3G, 1A) and a win over the Olds Grizzlys.  Chau added 4 assists, including an assist on both game winning goals, in consecutive victories over Olds on January 6th and the Canmore Eagles on January 7th.

Oliver Chau, 19, has committed to Massachusetts (NCAA Division I).  He is second in team scoring with 49 points (23G / 26A) and 5th overall in the AJHL Scoring Race.   Chau leads the AJHL in powerplay goals with 15.

The Brooks Bandits are riding an 8 game winning streak and sit first in the Viterra AJHL South Division Standings.

Calgary Canucks goaltender Logan Drackett has been selected as the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in the 2016-17 season.   Drackett posted a 3-0 record to start 2017 and added a shutout win to his league leading 4 shutouts.

Logan Drackett (Calgary, AB) allowed just 2 goals in three games played last week.  The victories included wins over the Calgary Canucks and Olds Grizzlys on January 5th and 7th, followed by a shutout on January 8th vs Drumheller.  Drackett has recorded eight wins in his last nine games, including 3 shutouts.  He is 4th overall among AJHL goaltenders with a 2.25GAA.

Drackett, 18, has committed to (RIT) Rochester Institute of Technology (NCAA Division I). 

The Calgary Canucks are 3rd in the Viterra AJHL South Division Standings with wins in their last 4 straight games.

The Alberta Junior Hockey League is proud to partner with Alberta Ford Dealers to recognize the AJHL Defensive Player of the Week in the 2016-2017 season:

Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week Recipients:
• Oliver Chau, Brooks Bandits: December 30-January 8, 2017
• Ryley Smith, Olds Grizzlys: December 12-18, 2016
• Liam Motley, Whitecourt Wolverines: December 5-11, 2016
• Cale Makar, Brooks Bandits: November 28-December 4, 2016
• Bryson Traptow, Camrose Kodiaks: November 21-28, 2016
• Tanner Laderoute, Okotoks Oilers: November 14-20, 2016
• Tyler Maltby, Sherwood Park Crusaders: November 7-13, 2016
• Ryan Hartman, Camrose Kodiaks: October 31-November 6
• Jordan Taupert, Drumheller Dragons: October 24-30, 2016
• Ty Readman, Sherwood Park Crusaders: October 17-23, 2016
• Derek Brown, Bonnyville Pontiacs: October 10-16, 2016
• Matt Forchuk, Canmore Eagles: October 3–9, 2016
• Colby Livingstone, Canmore Eagles: September 26-October 1, 2016
• Tanner Younghans, Sherwood Park Crusaders: September 19–25, 2016
• Liam Motley, Camrose Kodiaks: September 16–18, 2016

Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week:
• Logan Drackett, Calgary Canucks: December 30-January 8, 2017
• Riley Morris, Okotoks Oilers: December 12-18, 2016
• Riley Morris, Okotoks Oilers: December 5-11, 2016
• Nolan Kent, Spruce Grove Saints: November 28-December 4, 2016
• Mitchel Benson, Brooks Bandits: November 21-28, 2016
• Jake Gresh, Bonnyville Pontiacs: November 14-20, 2016
• Logan Drackett, Calgary Canucks: November 7-13, 2016
• Pierce Diamond, Whitecourt Wolverines: October 31-November 6
• Mitchel Benson, Brooks Bandits: October 24-30, 2016
• Pierce Diamond, Whitecourt Wolverines: October 17-23, 2016
• Curtis Roach, Fort McMurray Oil Barons: October 10-16, 2016
• Arik Weersink, Grande Prairie Storm: October 3–9, 2016
• Patrick Gora, Camrose Kodiaks: September 26-October 1, 2016
• Dennis Cesana, Brooks Bandits: September 19–25, 2016
• Eric Szudor, Fort McMurray Oil Barons: September 16–18, 2016