Canalta Hotels Player of the Week and Alberta Ford Dealers Defensive Player of the Week

The Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week is Cale Makar of the Brooks Bandits.  The 18 year-old defenceman scored 11 points (3G, 8A) in three victories for the Bandits last week and extended his active point streak to 6 games and 14 points.Cale Makar (Calgary, AB) is tied for 5th in the AJHL Scoring Race with 12 goals, 26 assists, and 38 points.  He is averaging 1.4 points per game and leads all AJHL defencemen in scoring.

On November 30th, Makar scored the game winning goal in a 3 point game against the Camrose Kodiaks.  He enjoyed another 3 point night on December 3rd and recorded an assist on the winning goal against the Lloydminster Bobcats.  Makar ended the week with a 5 point game in Sherwood Park and again recorded an assist on the game winner.  The Bandits have won 10 in a row and hold top spot in the Viterra AJHL South Division Standings.

Makar was recently named the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Player of the Month for November 2016.  Cale has committed to the University of Massachusetts (NCAA Division I).

The Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week is Spruce Grove Saints goaltender Nolan Kent.  Kent posted a 2-0 record and a shutout in two consecutive wins over the Fort McMurray Oil Barons and a battle atop the North Division Standings. 

The rookie goaltender stopped 63 of 64 shots over the two games and posted a .989 SV%.  Nolan Kent (Chestermere, AB) is third overall among AJHL Goaltenders with a .920 SV%, fifth overall with a 2.18 GAA, and has recorded the second most wins (15).

The Saints have won three in a row and are third in the Viterra AJHL North Division Standings.

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:
• Cale Makar, Brooks Bandits: November 28-December 4, 2016
• 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:
• Nolan Kent, Spruce Grove Saints: November 28-December 4, 2016
• 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