Bandits Ryan McAllister Named Finalist for CJHL MVP

CALGARY, AB – Brooks Bandits forward Ryan McAllister has been named a finalist for the Canadian Junior Hockey League award for Most Valuable Player.

McAllister, the AJHL scoring champion was also named the 2021-22 AJHL MVP and was the recipient of the Alberta Old Time Hockey Players trophy.

With 139 points (57G, 82A), the Western Michigan University commit is the first AJHL player to score over 130 points in a season since the 1997-98 season.

McAllister (London, ON) broke the Bandits franchise record for most points in a season and is just the second Bandit to score 50 goals in a season. He averaged 2.3 points-per-game, recorded 42 multi-point games and completed the season with a 12-game point streak.

The third-year Bandit was named as the 2021-22 Team MVP and Top Scorer. He followed that up with 29 points in 13 playoff games, and was named the AJHL Playoff MVP.

McAllister, 20, was selected as the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Player of the Month twice, the CJHL 1st Star of the Month in October 2021. He received the Pizza 73 AJHL Player of the Week award four times, and was the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game 10 times.

Each of the nominees were determined through a voting process completed by the CJHL’s nine-member leagues, for their respective contributions over the course of the regular season.