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Canalta Hotels Player of the Week & AB Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week
Posted January 29th, 2018 @ 2:47 pm

Forward Tanner Laderoute of the Okotoks Oilers is the Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week.  In four games, Tanner scored 4 goals and 5 assists for the Oilers to extend his active point streak to 10 games.

The Okotoks Oilers opened their week on Tuesday, January 23rd with an 8-4 win over the Canmore Eagles, and Laderoute picked up his first assist of the week.  In a three-game road trip through the North Division over the weekend, the team would earn wins in Grande Prairie (4-0), Whitecourt (3-1), and Sherwood Park (8-5).  Tanner recorded 3 assists versus Grande Prairie, 1 assist in Whitecourt, and closed the week with a 4-goal game in Sherwood Park.  Laderoute earned the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game award for his performance against the Crusaders.

Tanner Laderoute (Edmonton, AB) has accumulated 18 points in his last ten games, a point streak that began back on January 6th.    The 4th year veteran of the AJHL leads the Oilers with 25 goals, 30 assists and 55 points, and is 6th overall in the AJHL Scoring Race. 

The Oilers are currently first place in the Viterra AJHL South Division, 2nd in the CJHL Top 20 Weekly Rankings, and have built a 12-game win streak heading into February.

The Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week is Lloydminster Bobcats goaltender Bailey Brkin.  The 18 year-old from Sherwood Park, AB won his first two starts in net for the Bobcats. 

Brkin, 18 , posted a 4-1 win over the Sherwood Park Crusaders on January 24th, turning away 34 of 35 shots on goal.  On January 27th, he recorded a 3-1 victory against the Fort McMurray Oil Barons, allowing just one goal on 34 shots, and was selected as the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game. 

The Bobcats acquired the rights to Brkin (Sherwood Park, AB) from the Brooks Bandits on January 9th, 2018; Brkin began the season with the Kootenay Ice (WHL).

The Bobcats are 5-5-0 in the last 10 games and are placed 6th in the North Division Standings with 12 regular season games remaining.

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
• Lanner Laderoute, Okotoks Oilers: January 22-28, 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
• Bailey Brkin, Lloydminster Bobcats: January 22-28, 2018