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Canalta Hotels Player of the Week & AB Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week
Posted March 5th, 2018 @ 12:39 pm

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The Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week is 2017-2018 AJHL MVP and Top Scorer Chris Van Os-Shaw of the Spruce Grove Saints.  Van Os-Shaw recorded 3 goals and 4 assists in two games to conclude his final two games of the regular season, and picked up the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game award in both victories for the Saints.

He opened the scoring in both games; his opening goal on February 28th versus the Grande Prairie Storm was #50.  Van Os-Shaw reached and surpassed the 50-goal mark in his final week of the regular season, a benchmark that was last set by Mark Letestu (Bonnyville Pontiacs / Columbus Blue Jackets) in 2005-2006.

This is the second Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week Award for Chris Van Os-Shaw (January 8-14, 2018).

Chris Van Os-Shaw, 20, led the league in goals (51), points (97), average points per game (1.6) and with 8 game winning goals.  He has committed to the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves of the NCAA Division I.

The final Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week is Riley Morris of the Okotoks Oilers, who was recently named the 2017-2018 Top Goaltender for the AJHL. 

Morris finished the regular season with 18 consecutive wins.  He was a perfect 3-0 in the final week of play, turning away 64 of 68 shots in the three Oiler victories versus South Division opponents - the Canmore Eagles and Camrose Kodiaks.  This is Riley’s second Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week award (November 13-19, 2017).

Morris posted a regular season record of 31-2-2 and recorded 4 shutouts with a 1.98 GAA. The 21 year-old from Calgary, AB is in his fourth AJHL season as a member of the Okotoks Oilers.  In his final season, he has set new franchise records for Most Career Shutouts (10), Most Game Played by a Goaltender (141) and Most Career Wins (88).

Oilers goaltenders Riley Morris and Ben Howard were awarded as the recipients of the Reebok / CCM Top Team Goaltenders Award following Sunday’s game in Okotoks.  The Top Team Goaltenders award is presented annually to the goaltenders of the team with the lowest goals against average (GAA) in the regular season.

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
• Will 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
• Curtis Roach, Fort McMurray Oil Barons: January 29-February 4, 2018
• Will Conley, Fort McMurray Oil Barons: February 5-11, 2018
• Marc-Antoine Benoit, Drayton Valley Thunder: February 12-18, 2018
• Colton Young, Canmore Eagles: February 19-25, 2018
• Chris Van Os-Shaw, Spruce Grove Saints: February 26-March 3, 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
• Luke Lush, Camrose Kodiaks: January 29-February 4, 2018
• Curtis Roach, Fort McMurray Oil Barons: February 5-11, 2018
• Mitchel Benson, Brooks Bandits: February 12-18, 2018
• Andrew Kartusch, Drumheller Dragons: February 19-25, 2018
• Riley Morris, Okotoks Oilers: February 26-March 3, 2018