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

Grande Prairie Storm rookie, Alex Nordstrom, is the Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week.  The 18 year-old forward scored 5 goals and 2 assists in two Storm wins on the weekend, earning the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game in both victories.

Nordstrom recorded his first AJHL hat trick and a career high 4-point game on Friday night in a 6-5 OT victory over Drayton Valley.  Nordstrom pushed the Storm to a second consecutive win over the Thunder on Saturday with 2 goals and an assist in a 4-0 shutout.   Alex has recorded points in five of his last six games.

Nordstrom is 5th in team scoring and among the Top 10 in AJHL Rookies with 36 points (16G, 17A).   He is committed to Michigan Tech of the NCAA Division I.

The Grande Prairie Storm are 5th in the Viterra AJHL North Division with eight games remaining and have secured a spot in the 2019 Inter Pipeline AJHL Playoffs.

Defenceman Luke Albert of the Bonnyville Pontiacs is the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week.    Luke had 4 points in two significant victories over divisional rivals battling at the top of the North Division standings.

The Pontiacs stole a 2-1 OT victory in Spruce Grove on Friday night with Albert recording his 32nd assist of the year in the opening goal of the game.  The top two teams in the division met on Saturday night, with Albert and the Pontiacs taking a 4-1 win over Sherwood Park.  Luke scored a goal and two assists in the win and now sits third in team scoring with 44 points (10G, 34A).   

The Brown University commit is fourth overall in scoring among AJHL defencemen, second among North Division defencemen.  Albert, 20, has recorded points in six of the last seven games with the Pontiacs posting a 6-1 record over that same period.

Bonnyville sits atop the North Division standings with eight regular season games remaining and is guaranteed home ice advantage in Round One of the 2019 Inter Pipeline AJHL Playoffs.





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
• William Lemay, Brooks Bandits: January 21-27, 2019
• Zachary Okabe, Grande Prairie Storm: January 28 – February 3, 2019
• Alex Nordstrom, Grande Prairie Storm: February 4-10, 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
• Colby Muise, Bonnyville Pontiacs: January 21-27, 2019
• Brandon Scanlin, Brooks Bandits: January 28 – February 3, 2019
• Luke Albert, Bonnyville Pontiacs: February 4-10, 2019