Canalta Hotels Player of the Week & AB Ford Dealers Defensive Player of the Week

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Forward Noah Corson has earned the Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week award for a second time since joining the Grande Prairie Storm and the AJHL at the start of December.  In just 11 games with the Storm, Corson has recorded 23 points, including 9 points (3G, 6A) in three games last week. 

Noah Coroson is averaging 2.1 points per game through 11 played in the AJHL.  On Wednesday night, Corson added 2 goals and 3 assists to his point total in a 9-2 victory versus Lloydminster and received his fourth Viterra AJHL Star of the Game award.   During Saturday night’s road game in Whitecourt, Noah scored the game winner and skated away with 4 points in a 5-2 win for the Storm.

Corson, 20, was acquired at the December 1st roster deadline from the QJHL.

Grande Prairie sits 5th in the Viterra AJHL North Division at 23-20-2 after putting together a three game win streak last week.

Sherwood Park Crusaders defenceman Michael Benning is the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week.  The rookie blueliner recorded 7 assists in four games during the week of January 14th – 20th and a three game South Division road trip for the Cru.

Michael Benning, 17, added 3 assists in a 5-4 loss to the League leading Brooks Bandits on Friday night.  The game marked the third time this season in which Benning has recorded 3 assists in a single game.  Michael tallied another two helpers in a 7-3 loss to the Okotoks Oilers on Saturday night. 

The Crusaders returned to their winning ways on Sunday afternoon in a 7-5 win against the Calgary Mustangs to wrap up their southern swing. Benning added 2 assists in the victory, for his twelfth multi-point game, and currently sits third overall among AJHL scorers in assists with 40 in the regular season. 

Michael is 3rd in team scoring and 2nd overall among AJHL defencemen with 44 points (4G, 40A) and has an average of 1.1 points per game.    Benning (St Albert, AB) is committed to the University of Denver of the NCAA Division I.

The Crusaders lead the Viterra AJHL North Division at 33-10-2 with 15 games remaining.

Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week Recipients:
• Shane Ott, Drumheller Dragons: September 14-16, 2018
• Parker Saretsky, Spruce Grove Saints: September 17-23, 2018
• Charles-Olivier Ouimet, Whitecourt Wolverines: September 24-30, 2018
• Arjun Atwal, Sherwood Park Crusaders: October 1-7, 2018
• Zach Webb, Grande Prairie Storm: October 8-14, 2018
• Jeremy Gervais, Bonnyville Pontiacs: October 15-21, 2018
• Carter Savoie, Sherwood Park Crusaders: October 22-28, 2018
• Ray Christy, Brooks Bandits: October 29-November 4, 2018
• Carter Savoie, Sherwood Park Crusaders: November 5-11, 2018
• Kyler Kupka, Camrose Kodiaks: November 12-18, 2018
• Trey Thomas, Bonnyville Pontiacs: November 19-25, 2018
• Joseph Karpyshyn, Calgary Mustangs: November 26 – December 2, 2018
• Reed Morrison, Fort McMurray Oil Barons: December 3-9, 2018
• William Lemay, Brooks Bandits: December 10-16, 2018
• Noah Corson, Grande Prairie Storm: December 28-January 7, 2019
• Jackson Salt, Calgary Mustangs: January 7-13, 2019
• Noah Corson, Grande Prairie Storm: January 14-20, 2019

Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week:
• Taner Miller, Fort McMurray Oil Barons : September 14-16, 2018
• Mark Drohan, Canmore Eagles: September 17-23, 2018
• Ashton Abel, Calgary Mustangs: September 24-30, 2018
• TJ Lloyd, Spruce Grove Saints: October 1-7, 2018
• Pierce Charleson, Brooks Bandits: October 8-14, 2018
• Kaeden Freer-Lane, Grande Prairie Storm: October 15-21, 2018
• Ryan Conroy, Fort McMurray Oil Barons: October 22-28, 2018
• Zach Vinnell, Camrose Kodiaks: October 29-November 4, 2018
• Luke Lush, Drayton Valley Thunder: November 5-11, 2018
• Luke Lush, Drayton Valley Thunder November 12-18, 2018
• Jordan DiCicco, Brooks Bandits: November 19-25, 2018
• Daniel Allin, Drumheller Dragons: November 26 – December 2, 2018
• Tanner Marshall, Brooks Bandits: December 3-9, 2018
• Griffin Bowerman, Camrose Kodiaks: December 10-16, 2018
• Taner Miller, Fort McMurray Oil Barons : December 28-January 7, 2019
• Mark Drohan, Canmore Eagles: January 7-13, 2019
• Michael Benning, Sherwood Park Crusaders: January 14-20, 2019