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Fort McMurray Oil Barons forward, Michael Hodge, is the Inter Pipeline AJHL Player of the Week following a 5-point weekend, which moved him into top spot in the AJHL scoring race.
Hodge (Calgary, AB) scored a goal and 4 assists in back-to-back wins over the Spruce Grove Saints. The Oil Barons opened the weekend with a 6-2 road win in which Hodge would score the game winner and add an assist while picking up the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game award. On Saturday night, Hodge recorded an assist on the first three MOB goals in a 6-3 win.
The 20 year-old is a second year Oil Baron and committed to Union College of the NCAA. Hodge leads the League in assists (11) and points (14) with an average of 1.8 points per game in his first eight games of the season.
The Merit Contractors AJHL Rookie of the Week is Sherwood Park Crusaders centre Liam Hughes. The 18 year-old scored 4 goals in two wins for the Cru and shares the team lead for points (6).
The rookie from Edmonton, AB opened the scoring in Friday night’s 5-3 win versus the Bonnyville Pontiacs then hit the score sheet for a second time in his first of two consecutive two-goal games. On Saturday, Hughes tied the game at 2-2 in the first period before scoring the game winning goal late in the third period to lock in a 4-3 win over Bonnyville.
Defenceman Kent Anderson of the Drumheller Dragons is the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week. The second year Dragon, and alternate captain, collected 3 points over the weekend while leading his team to its third consecutive win since the season resumed on March 12th.
Anderson, 17, scored his first goal of the season on Friday in a 5-0 shutout win in Olds. The Calgary, AB native recorded an assist on both the tying goal and game winner on Saturday versus Camrose as the home team won 5-3.
Kent Anderson is committed to the University of Denver for the 2022-23 NCAA season.
Inter Pipeline AJHL Player of the Week Recipients:
• November 13-15, 2020: Evan Fradette, Fort McMurray Oil Barons
• November 16-22, 2020: Kadyn Chabot, Drayton Valley Thunder
• March 12th – 14th, 2021: Hunter Lamb, Fort McMurray Oil Barons
• March 15th – 21st, 2021: Michael Hodge, Fort McMurray Oil Barons
Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week:
• November 13-15, 2020: Corson Ceulemans, Brooks Bandits
• November 16-22, 2020: Cade Mason, Grande Prairie Storm
• March 12th – 14th, 2021: Cade Mason, Grande Prairie Storm
• March 15th – 21st, 2021: Kent Anderson, Drumheller Dragons
Merit Contractors AJHL Rookie of the Week:
• November 13-15, 2020: Matt Savoie, Sherwood Park Crusaders
• November 16-22, 2020: Mason Marcellus, Drayton Valley Thunder
• March 12th – 14th, 2021: Jayden Davis, Spruce Grove Saints
• March 15th – 21st, 2021: Liam Hughes, Sherwood Park Crusaders