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Spruce Grove Saints forward Graham Gamache is the Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week. The 17 year-old rookie scored 4 goals and added 5 assists in three games from December 2nd – 8th, 2019.
Gamache (Edmonton, AB) recorded a goal and 2 assists to open the week in an 8-3 win over the Lloydminster Bobcats on Wednesday night. The Saints and Crusaders met in a battle for number one in the North Division on Saturday with the Crusaders taking the game by a score of 6-3. Gamache scored a goal and added an assist in the match-up. On Sunday, Graham was selected as the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game with 2 goals and 2 assists in a 7-2 victory vs Lloydminster. Gamache scored Sunday’s game winner – his second GWG of the season.
Gamache is second in team scoring and third among AJHL rookies with 34 points (10G, 24A), he has also recorded the most assists of all Saints players. Spruce Grove is 25-6-2 on the season and 7-1-2 in their last 10 games.
The Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week is Brooks Bandits goaltender Pierce Charleson. In three games last week, Charleson was undefeated with a 1.65 GAA, and improved his record to 25-1-1.
On Tuesday night, Charleson stopped 20 shots as the Bandits defeated the Olds Grizzlys 6-2. The following night, Charleson held the Drumheller Dragons to a 2-1 finish, stopping 33 of 34 shots to record the win. The 19 year-old recorded his third win of the week on Friday night with a 4-2 win over the Dragons and a 22-save performance.
The Michigan State (NCAA Division I) commit is 5th overall in the AJHL with a 2.27 GAA and .904 SV%. Charleson and the Bandits lead the AJHL Standings at 31-1-1 and currently hold top spot in the CJHL Weekly Rankings.
Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week Recipients:
• September 13-15, 2019 - Cody Laskosky, Camrose Kodiaks
• September 16-22, 2019 - Arjun Atwal, Sherwood Park Crusaders
• September 23-29, 2019 - Carter Savoie, Sherwood Park Crusaders
• September 30-October 6, 2019 - Alex Young, Canmore Eagles
• October 7-13, 2019 - Randy Hernández, Brooks Bandits
• October 14-20, 2019 - Connor Lyons, Canmore Eagles
• October 21-27, 2019 - Zafir Rawji, Olds Grizzlys
• October 28 - November 3, 2019: Randy Hernández, Brooks Bandits
• November 4-10, 2019: Jakob Lee, Brooks Bandits
• November 11-17, 2019: Jack Works, Okotoks Oilers
• November 18-24, 2019: Alex Young, Canmore Eagles
• November 25-December 1, 2019: Eric Martin, Drumheller Dragons
• December 2-8, 2019: Graham Gamache, Spruce Grove Saints
Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week:
• September 13-15, 2019 - Matt Davis, Spruce Grove Saints
• September 16-22, 2019 - Kaeden Lane, Grande Prairie Storm
• September 23-29, 2019 - Easton Hesse, Bonnyville Pontiacs
• September 30-October 6, 2019 - Michael Benning, Sherwood Park Crusaders
• October 7-13, 2019 - Tim Rego, Brooks Bandits
• October 14-20, 2019 - Ashton Abel, Okotoks Oilers
• October 21-27, 2019 - Kabore Dunn, Fort McMurray Oil Barons
• October 28 - November 3, 2019: Carter Gylander, Sherwood Park Crusaders
• November 4-10, 2019: Ashton Abel, Okotoks Oilers
• November 11-17, 2019: Eric Ward, Drayton Valley Thunder
• November 18-24, 2019: Ethan Edwards, Spruce Grove Saints
• November 25-December 1, 2019: Jeremy Gervais, Bonnyville Pontiacs
• December 2-8, 2019: Pierce Charleson, Brooks Bandits