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Canalta Hotels Player of the Week & Alberta Ford Defensive Player of the Week
Posted February 20th, 2017 @ 2:46 pm

Cody Young of the Drumheller Dragons is the Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week for the week of February 13th-19th.    Young scored 7 points (4G, 3A) in three games for the Dragons to put together his fourth 3-game point streak of the season.

Cody Young (Saskatoon, SK) was twice awarded as the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game in consecutive games against the Eagles over the weekend.  He scored 1 goal and 1 assist in a 5-4 OTL to the Calgary Canucks on Tuesday to open the week.  He then recorded his highest single game point total of the season on Friday with 2 goals and 2 assists in another close 5-4 loss to the Canmore Eagles  On Saturday he notched 1 goal and 2 assists against the Eagles. 

The 20 year-old left winger is third in team scoring with 15 goals, 12 assists and 27 points.  Young and the Dragons are 6th in the Viterra AJHL South Division with four regular season games remaining.

The Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week is Lloydminster Bobcats goaltender Austin McGrath.  The homegrown goalie recorded 2 shutout wins and one loss over three games and allowed just 4 goals on 114 shots.

McGrath, 19, is the first Bobcat to win the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week award this season.   He shutout the Bonnyville Pontiacs on February 14th and received the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game Award.  He recorded a second consecutive shutout on February 17th versus the Grande Prairie Storm.

McGrath is 10-25-3 on the season and is among the Top 10 AJHL Goalies with a .908 save percentage.  He has recorded the third most saves of all goalies with 1,266. 

The Bobcats are in a tight race for the final two playoff spots in the Viterra AJHL North Division with just five regular season games remaining. 

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:
• Cody Young, Drumheller Dragons: February 13-19, 2017
• Jesse Zaharichuk, Sherwood Park Crusaders: February 6-12, 2017
• Braden Saretsky, Canmore Eagles: January 30-February 5, 2017
• Landon Gross, Olds Grizzlys: January 23-29, 2017
• Oliver Chau, Brooks Bandits: January 16-22, 2017
• Michael Clarke, Grande Prairie Storm: January 9-15, 2017
• 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:
• Austin McGrath, Lloydminster Bobcats: February 13-19, 2017
• Mitchel Benson, Brooks Bandits: February 6-12, 2017
• Riley Morris, Okotoks Oilers: January 30-February 5, 2017
• Brett Stewart, Canmore Eagles: January 23-29, 2017
• Eric Szudor, Fort McMurray Oil Barons: January 16-22, 2017
• JC Thivierge, Fort McMurray Oil Barons: January 9-15, 2017
• 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