Canalta Hotels Player of the Week & Alberta Ford Defensive Player of the Week

Photo – Brooks Bandits:

Camrose Kodiaks forward, Bryson Traptow, is the Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week for the week of November 21st – 27th, 2016.  In three games played, Traptow scored 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points.  Traptow has extended his point streak to 6 games and is currently second overall in the AJHL Scoring Race. 

On Thursday night, Traptow received the Viterra AJHL Player of the Game Award with 4 points (1G, 3A) and added an assist on the game winning goal in a 4-3 overtime win versus the Olds Grizzlys.  Traptow, 19, received the award for a second consecutive night in a 4-3 shootout win over Olds when he scored 2 goals plus a shootout goal.

Bryson Traptow (Calagry, AB) leads the Kodiaks in scoring with 39 points (18G, 21A) and has recorded 16 points in 9 games since joining Camrose following a trade from Whitecourt at the start of November.  Traptow has committed to (RIT) Rochester Institute of Technology of the NCAA Division I Atlantic Hockey Association.

Brooks Bandits goaltender, Mitchel Benson, is the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week.  Benson recorded 2 wins, including one shutout, in two consecutive wins for the Bandits.  He now leads all AJHL Goaltenders with a 1.82 GAA.

The 19 year-old stopped 47 of 49 shots in games versus South Division opponents and has picked up a win in his last 5 games.  Benson has not recorded a regulation loss in his last 10 games.  On Friday night, Benson posted a 3-0 shutout win over the Canmore Eagles.  He followed it up on Saturday with a 3-2 overtime win against Okotoks and was awarded as the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game.

Mitchell Benson (Windsor, ON) has a record of 9-1-1 with a 1.82 GAA and .932 SV% (2nd overall in AJHL). 

The Bandits are tied for first place in the Viterra AHL South Division Standings with a record of 19-3-3 and 41 points.  Brooks is 9-0-1 in the last 10 games.

The Alberta Junior Hockey League is proud to partner with Alberta Ford Dealers to recognize the AJHL Defensive Player of the Week in the 2016-2017 season:

Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week Recipients:
• Bryson Traptow, Camrose Kodiaks: November 21-28, 2016
• Tanner Laderoute, Okotoks Oilers: November 14-20, 2016
• Tyler Maltby, Sherwood Park Crusaders: November 7-13, 2016
• Ryan Hartman, Camrose Kodiaks: October 31-November 6
• Jordan Taupert, Drumheller Dragons: October 24-30, 2016
• Ty Readman, Sherwood Park Crusaders: October 17-23, 2016
• Derek Brown, Bonnyville Pontiacs: October 10-16, 2016
• Matt Forchuk, Canmore Eagles: October 3–9, 2016
• Colby Livingstone, Canmore Eagles: September 26-October 1, 2016
• Tanner Younghans, Sherwood Park Crusaders: September 19–25, 2016
• Liam Motley, Camrose Kodiaks: September 16–18, 2016

Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week:
• Mitchel Benson, Brooks Bandits: November 21-28, 2016
• Jake Gresh, Bonnyville Pontiacs: November 14-20, 2016
• Logan Drackett, Calgary Canucks: November 7-13, 2016
• Pierce Diamond, Whitecourt Wolverines: October 31-November 6
• Mitchel Benson, Brooks Bandits: October 24-30, 2016
• Pierce Diamond, Whitecourt Wolverines: October 17-23, 2016
• Curtis Roach, Fort McMurray Oil Barons: October 10-16, 2016
• Arik Weersink, Grande Prairie Storm: October 3–9, 2016
• Patrick Gora, Camrose Kodiaks: September 26-October 1, 2016
• Dennis Cesana, Brooks Bandits: September 19–25, 2016
• Eric Szudor, Fort McMurray Oil Barons: September 16–18, 2016