Bandits Makar Named Alberta Ford Dealers Player of the Month

Photo – Emily Duncan / Em Rose Photography:

Defenceman Cale Makar of the Brooks Bandits is the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Player of the Month for November 2016.  Makar led all AJHL defencemen in scoring with 12 points (6G, 6A) in 10 games and was twice selected as the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game for the Bandits.

Makar leads all AJHL blueliners in scoring this season with 10 goals, 20 assists and 30 points.  He is within the Top 15 of all AJHL scorers and is averaging 1.2 points per game.  Makar, 18, has notched three game winning goals for the Bandits in the 2016-2017 regular season.

In the month of November, Makar recorded points in 8 of 10 games and ended the month on a four game point streak.  Makar was also invited to the upcoming Team West Selection Camp for the 2016 World Junior A Challenge.  He is one of three players at the camp that is listed on the NHL Central Scouting Watch List for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Cale Makar (Calgary, AB) has committed to the University of Massachusetts (NCAA Division I).

The Alberta Junior Hockey League is pleased to partner with the Alberta Ford Dealers Association and will recognize the AJHL Player of the Month throughout the regular season.  The AJHL and Ford also partner on the Alberta Ford Dealers Defensive Player of the Week.

Alberta Ford Dealers Player of the Month for 2016-2017:

• November 2016 – Cale Makar, Brooks Bandits
• October 2016 – Jordan Xavier, Calgary Mustangs
• September 2016 – Matt Forchuk, Canmore Eagles