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

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The Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week for the second time in January 2017 is Brooks Bandits forward Oliver Chau.  In three games, Chau accumulated 7 points, including 2 goals and 5 assists.  Chau has recorded points in nine of the last ten games for the streaking Bandits, who now have 14 consecutive wins.

Oliver Chau, 19, recorded 2 assists on January 17th in a 5-2 win over the Camrose Kodiaks.  On January 20th, he scored a goal and 2 assists in a 13-1 defeat of the Calgary Mustangs.  Chau (Oakville, ON) then added a goal and an assist in a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Canucks on January 21st and was rewarded as the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game.

Chau is third in the AJHL scoring race with 26 goals, 37 assists and 63 points.  He leads the league in powerplay goals with 16, double the number of the second place powerplay leader.  Chau is averaging 1.5 points per game in his first AJHL season.  The Brooks Bandits currently have 4 players in the Top 10 of the AJHL Scoring Race.

Oliver Chau has committed to the University of Massachusetts (NCAA Division I).

Fort McMurray Oil Barons goaltender Eric Szudor is the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week for the week of January 16th – 22nd, 2017.  Szudor recorded 3 wins on a swing through the Viterra AJHL South Division over the weekend and closed out the trip with a shutout victory.  The 19 year-old stopped 96 of 100 shots and posted a 1.33 GAA.

Eric Szudor (Edmonton, AB) has won 7 consecutive wins for the Oil Barons.  He is 18-9-1 on the season with a 2.17 GAA, second among AJHL goaltenders.  He has the second most shutouts (4) and is third in the category of save percentage at .924%.

Szudor picked up his fifth Viterra AJHL Player of the Game Award on Sunday, January 22nd when he shutout the Olds Grizzlys.  The Oil Barons closed the week on a 9 game winning streak and first in the Viterra AJHL North Division.

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:
• Oliver Chau, Brooks Bandits: January 16-22, 2017
• Michael Clarke, Grande Prairie Storm: January 9-15, 2017
• Oliver Chau, Brooks Bandits: December 30-January 8, 2017
• Ryley Smith, Olds Grizzlys: December 12-18, 2016
• Liam Motley, Whitecourt Wolverines: December 5-11, 2016
• 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:
• Eric Szudor, Fort McMurray Oil Barons: January 16-22, 2017
• JC Thivierge, Fort McMurray Oil Barons: January 9-15, 2017
• Logan Drackett, Calgary Canucks: December 30-January 8, 2017
• Riley Morris, Okotoks Oilers: December 12-18, 2016
• Riley Morris, Okotoks Oilers: December 5-11, 2016
• 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