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AJHL Weekly Player Awards Presented to McAllister, Bamber and MacDonald

February 2nd, 2022 @ 12:16 pm

The Pizza 73 AJHL Player of the Week is AJHL scoring leader Ryan McAllister of the Brooks Bandits.  With seven points (3G, 4A) in three games last week, McAllister surpassed the 100-point mark to break the team record for most points in a single season. 

McAllister, 20, added an assist on the opening goal of the January 25th game versus the Camrose Kodiaks, but Brooks would end up on the wrong side of a 6-3 score.  On January 28th, Brooks got back into the win column with a 10-5 victory over the Fort McMurray Oil Barons.  McAllister scored his second hat trick of the season and recorded a season-high six points in the game.  The Bandit forward was awarded with his eighth Viterra AJHL Star of the Game selection in the record setting night.

The Western Michigan University commit is the first Bandit to register 100 points in a season and has also set a team record for most assists in a single season passing the previous record of 68.  The third-year Bandit now leads the AJHL in points (110) and assists (72). 

Drayton Valley Thunder Captain Brett Bamber is the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week after leading his team to three consecutive victories on a South Division road trip.

Bamber, 20, scored a goal and an assist versus the Okotoks Oilers in the opening game of the road swing on January 28th.  The Thunder picked up a 3-1 win and Bamber was selected as the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game for the fifth time this season.  The Thunder rolled into Canmore on January 29th and stole a 2-1 shootout from the Eagles.  The trip concluded in dramatic fashion the next day as Brett Bamber marked an assist on three consecutive goals in the final minutes of the game to tie the Calgary Canucks and send the game into overtime.  Drayton Valley was victorious with a 5-4 win in the extra frame.

The St Albert, AB defenceman is committed to the University of Alaska-Anchorage of the NCAA Division I.  The four-year veteran has already surpassed his point totals from each previous season with 28 points (10G, 18A).

The Inter Pipeline AJHL Rookie of the Week is Whitecourt Wolverines defenceman Caleb MacDonald who led all rookies with five points (1G, 4A) from January 24th-30th, 2022.

The Whitecourt Wolverines faced the Lloydminster Bobcats in a three-game series last week, resulting in two wins and a loss.  MacDonald, 19, was recognized as the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game for the second time in the 2021-22 season after scoring a game tying goal and an assist in a 3-2 loss to the Bobcats on January 26th.   The Wolverines bounced back with a 4-0 shutout on January 28th and MacDonald recorded two assists, including an assist in the opening goal of the game and eventual game winner.  The third game of the series was decided in a shootout with the Wolverines celebrating a 4-3 win and MacDonald adding his 23rd assist of the season. 

 

Pizza 73 AJHL Player of the Week Recipients:

  • September 17-19, 2021: Caiden Gault, Spruce Grove Saints
  • September 20-26, 2021: Mitchell Joss, Sherwood Park Crusaders
  • September 27-October 3, 2021: Christiano Aiello, Whitecourt Wolverines
  • October 4-10, 2021: Noah Hackett, Olds Grizzlys
  • October 11-17, 2021: Ryan McAllister, Brooks Bandits
  • October 18-24, 2021: Noah Hackett, Olds Grizzlys
  • October 25-31, 2021: Roc Truman, Camrose Kodiaks
  • November 1-7, 2021: Ethan Strang, Grande Prairie Storm
  • November 8-14, 2021: Sebastian Tamburro, Bonnyville Pontiacs
  • November 15-21, 2021: Luke Fennig, Drumheller Dragons
  • November 22-28, 2021: TJ Hughes, Brooks Bandits
  • November 29-December 5, 2021: Tyler Mahan, Whitecourt Wolverines
  • December 6-12, 2021: Mack Stewart, Lloydminster Bobcats
  • December 13-19, 2021: Tanner Fincaryk, Lloydminster Bobcats
  • December 29, 2021-January 9, 2022: Ethan Strang, Grande Prairie Storm
  • January 10-16, 2022: Caiden Gault, Spruce Grove Saints
  • January 17-23, 2022: Brett Pfoh, Spruce Grove Saints
  • January 24-30, 2022: Ryan McAllister, Brooks Bandits

 

Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week:

  • September 17-19, 2021: Brendan Kennette, Brooks Bandits
  • September 20-26, 2021: Brett McKinley, Spruce Grove Saints
  • September 27-October 3, 2021: Joshua Zinger, Olds Grizzlys
  • October 4-10, 2021: Austin Zavoda, Okotoks Oilers
  • October 11-17, 2021: Zach Bookman, Brooks Bandits
  • October 18-24, 2021: Zac Onyskiw, Spruce Grove Saints
  • October 25-31, 2021: Nick Traggio, Bonnyville Pontiacs
  • November 1-7, 2021: Taige Harding, Fort McMurray Oil Barons
  • November 8-14, 2021: Zach Bookman, Brooks Bandits
  • November 15-21, 2021: Taige Harding, Fort McMurray Oil Barons
  • November 22-28, 2021: Zach Bookman, Brooks Bandits
  • November 29-December 5, 2021: Joshua Nadler, Fort McMurray Oil Barons
  • December 6-12, 2021: Robert Kincaid, Camrose Kodiaks
  • December 13-19, 2021: Taige Harding, Fort McMurray Oil Barons
  • December 29, 2021-January 9, 2022: Zach Bookman, Brooks Bandits
  • January 10-16, 2022: Tristan Martin, Spruce Grove Saints
  • January 17-23, 2022: Riley Bodnarchuk, Okotoks Oilers
  • January 24-30, 2022: Brett Bamber, Drayton Valley Thunder

 

Inter Pipeline AJHL Rookie of the Week:

  • September 17-19, 2021: Carson Whyte, Camrose Kodiaks
  • September 20-26, 2021: Logan Hauer, Sherwood Park Crusaders
  • September 27-October 3, 2021 - Thomas Vela, Whitecourt Wolverines
  • October 4-10, 2021: Bowden Singleton, Okotoks Oilers
  • October 11-17, 2021: Ryder Matter, Brooks Bandits
  • October 18-24, 2021: Rieger Lorenz, Okotoks Oilers
  • October 25-31, 2021: Simon Diaz, Fort McMurray Oil Barons
  • November 1-7, 2021: Zach Bookman, Brooks Bandits
  • November 8-14, 2021: Vann Yuhas, Drumheller Dragons
  • November 15-21, 2021: Ty Daneault, Drumheller Dragons
  • November 22-28, 2021: Trey Funk, Bonnyville Pontiacs
  • November 29-December 5, 2021: Vann Yuhas, Drumheller Dragons
  • December 6-12, 2021: Alex Power, Bonnyville Pontiacs
  • December 13-19, 2021: Rieger Lorenz, Okotoks Oilers
  • December 29, 2021-January 9, 2022: Rieger Lorenz, Okotoks Oilers
  • January 10-16, 2022: Ryan Sullivan, Camrose Kodiaks
  • January 17-23, 2022: Rylan Brown, Drayton Valley Thunder
  • January 24-30, 2022: Caleb MacDonald, Whitecourt Wolverines
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