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Pappas, Schaufler and Gourley Earn Player of the Week Awards

April 7th, 2021 @ 4:29 pm

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Forward Chris Pappas of the Brooks Bandits is the Inter Pipeline AJHL Player of the Week.  In three games from April 2nd - 6th, Pappas scored 3 goals and recorded 8 points.

Pappas (Toronto, ON) and the Bandits picked up three consecutive wins over the Calgary Canucks through the week.  On Friday night, he assisted on the game winning goal in a tight 2-1 match-up.  Chris Pappas earned the Viterra Star of the Game award on Saturday night when he scored his first AJHL hattrick and recorded a career high 5-point game in a 10-2 win.  The second year Bandit added two more assists to his week’s total on Tuesday during a 5-2 victory, including an assist on the game winner for the second time in three games.

Chris Pappas is second in team scoring, fourth in the AJHL Scoring Race with 15 points (6G, 9A) and leads the League with an average of 1.9 points per game.  Pappas, 20, is committed to St. Lawrence University (NCAA Division I).

The Merit Contractors AJHL Rookie of the Week is Camrose Kodiaks forward Connor Gourley.  The 16 year-old more than doubled his season point total with a 4-point night in the Kodiaks lone game of the weekend.

Gourley (Calgary, AB) scored 2 goals and 2 assists as the Kodiaks defeated the Drumheller Dragons 4-2 on Friday night in Drumheller.  He now sits within the Top 10 of rookie scorers with 7 points (4G, 3A). 

Connor Gourley is committed to Arizona State University of the NCAA.

Loeden Schaufler of the Sherwood Park Crusaders is the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week.  The 20 year-old defenceman collected 5 points in three games last week as the Crusaders closed out their series versus the Bonnyville Pontiacs. 

Schaufler assisted on three of the four Crusader goals in a 4-3 victory on Friday and added an assist on both Crusader goals in a 3-2 loss Saturday against the Pontiacs.   

In his first year with the Cru, Loeden is tied for the team lead in scoring with 10 points.  The native of De Winton, AB is tied for third in scoring among AHL defenceman.

 

Inter Pipeline AJHL Player of the Week Recipients:

  • November 13-15, 2020: Evan Fradette, Fort McMurray Oil Barons
  • November 16-22, 2020: Kadyn Chabot, Drayton Valley Thunder
  • March 12– 14, 2021: Hunter Lamb, Fort McMurray Oil Barons
  • March 15– 21, 2021: Michael Hodge, Fort McMurray Oil Barons
  • March 22-28, 2021: Bjorn Robinson, Whitecourt Wolverines
  • March 29-April 6, 2021: Chris Pappas, Brooks Bandits

Merit Contractors AJHL Rookie of the Week:

  • November 13-15, 2020: Matt Savoie, Sherwood Park Crusaders
  • November 16-22, 2020: Mason Marcellus, Drayton Valley Thunder
  • March 12– 14, 2021: Jayden Davis, Spruce Grove Saints
  • March 15– 21, 2021: Liam Hughes, Sherwood Park Crusaders
  • March 22-28, 2021: Carson Whyte, Camrose Kodiaks
  • March 29-April 6, 2021: Connor Gourley, Camrose Kodiaks

Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week:

  • November 13-15, 2020: Corson Ceulemans, Brooks Bandits
  • November 16-22, 2020: Cade Mason, Grande Prairie Storm
  • March 12– 14, 2021: Cade Mason, Grande Prairie Storm
  • March 15– 21, 2021: Kent Anderson, Drumheller Dragons
  • March 22-28, 2021: Brendan Wang, Fort McMurray Oil Barons
  • March 29-April 6, 2021: Loeden Schaufler, Sherwood Park Crusaders
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