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Canalta Hotels Player of the Week & AB Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week
Posted January 22nd, 2018 @ 1:43 pm

The Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week award belongs to the Spruce Grove Saints for a second consecutive week.  Saints forward Parker Saretsky has earned the honour with a 9 point week – 2 goals and 7 assists in three games during the week of January 15th – 21st.

In a mid-week game versus the Bonnyville Pontiacs on Wednesday, January 17th, Parker recorded 3 assists in a 6-2 victory.  He was selected as the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game on Friday night with 2 goals and 3 assists in a 7-3 win over the Drayton Valley Thunder.  The following night, the Saints and Thunder would play to a 5-4 overtime win for the Saints.  Saretsky assisted on the OT winner and picked up his ninth point of the week.

Parker Saretsky (Wainwright, AB) is in his second season with the Saints.  The 18 year-old forward is second in team scoring with 12 goals, 30 assists and 42 points.  He is 6th overall in assists among all AJHL scorers.

The Saints are 1st overall in the Viterra AJHL North Division with 15 regular season games remaining.  Spruce Grove has compiled a five game win streak and are 9-1-0 in the last 10 games.

Goaltender Xavier Potvin of the Whitecourt Wolverines is the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week.  Potvin was 2-0 last week and recorded his league-leading fourth shutout victory for the Wolverines.

Potvin, 20, allowed just one goal in two games last week, turning away 44 of 45 shots on goal in games against the North Division rivals – the Drayton Valley Thunder and Lloydminster Bobcats.  His shutout versus the Bobcats was his fourth of the year, and left him with a stingy .5 GAA and .978 SV% on the week.

Xavier is 21-9-4 in his first AJHL season, with a 2.10 GAA and .923 SV%.  He is second overall in the area of GAA and third in Save Percentage as compared to all AJHL goaltenders.  This is Xavier’s second Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week award after first receiving it in October 2017.

The Whitecourt Wolverines are third in the Viterra AJHL North Division Standings and have won their last three straight games.

Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week Recipients:
• Ty Readman, Sherwood Park Crusaders: September 15-17, 2017
• Jordan Taupert, Drumheller Dragons: September 18-24, 2017
• Kyle Gordon, Okotoks Oilers: September 25 – October 1, 2017
• Colton Young, Canmore Eagles: October 2-8, 2017
• Wil Conley, Fort McMurray Oil Barons: October 9-15, 2017
• Ty Readman, Sherwood Park Crusaders: October 16-22, 2017
• Dennis Cesana, Brooks Bandits: October 23-29, 2017
• PJ Marrocco, Bonnyville Pontiacs: October 30-November 5, 2017
• PJ Marrocco, Bonnyville Pontiacs: November 6-12, 2017
• Brady Barclay, Calgary Mustangs: November 13-19, 2017
• Edouard Michaud, Grande Prairie Storm: November 20-26, 2017
• Austin Parmiter, Spruce Grove Saints: November 27-December 3
• Ben Sanderson, Okotoks Oilers: December 4-10, 2017
• Kyler Kupka, Camrose Kodiaks: December 11-20, 2017
• Connor Blake, Grande Prairie Storm: December 29, 2017-January 7, 2018
• Chris Van Os-Shaw, Spruce Grove Saints: January 8-14, 2018
• Parker Saretsky, Spruce Grove Saints: January 15-21, 2018

Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week:
• Thomas Davis, Canmore Eagles: September 15-17, 2017
• Dennis Cesana, Brooks Bandits: September 18-24, 2017
• Hunter Virostek, Drumheller Dragons: September 25 – October 1, 2017
• Nolan Kent, Spruce Grove Saints: October 2-8, 2017
• Caiden Kreitz, Calgary Canucks: October 9-15, 2017
• Xavier Potvin, Whitecourt Wolverines: October 16-22, 2017
• Mitchel Benson, Brooks Bandits: October 23-29, 2017
• Joey May, Calgary Mustangs: October 30-November 5, 2017
• Griffin Bowerman, Camrose Kodiaks: November 6-12, 2017
• Riley Morris, Okotoks Oilers: November 13-19, 2017
• Erik Gordon, Grande Prairie Storm: November 20-26, 2017
• Logan Dyck, Canmore Eagles: November 27-December 3
• Mitchel Benson, Brooks Bandits: December 4-10, 2017
• Travis Verveda, Canmore Eagles: December 11-20, 2017
• Chris Curr, Fort McMurray Oil Barons: December 29, 2017-January 7, 2018
• Dennis Cesana, Brooks Bandits: January 8-14, 2018
• Xavier Potvin, Whitecourt Wolverines: January 15-21, 2018