The Pizza 73 AJHL Player of the Week is Dakota MacIntosh of the Blackfalds Bulldogs with 11 points (6G, 5A) over three games from October 2nd-8th, 2023.
MacIntosh (2004) led the AJHL in scoring with an impressive week that included two game winning goals and extended his current point streak to four games. The Winnipeg, MB forward scored the game winner and an assist in a 4-3 win over the Bonnyville Pontiacs on October 3rd. He added three assists in the second period of the Bulldogs October 5th 5-2 win versus the Whitecourt Wolverines. Dakota completed the week with a six-point (5G, 1A) game and scored the OT winner to defeat the Grande Prairie Storm 7-6 on October 6th and was awarded as the Viterra AJHL Player of the Game.
In his first Alberta Junior Hockey League season, MacIntosh is tied for second in the AJHL scoring race with 16 points (7G, 9A). The Bulldogs have built a six-game win streak.
Drumheller Dragons goaltender Jameson Kaine is the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week. The 2003-born Dragon posted a 2-0 record, a shutout and was the Viterra AJHL Player of the Game in both victories last week.
Kaine (Vancouver, BC) stopped all 27 shots on goal to blank the Okotoks Oilers 2-0 on October 3rd in his first shutout of the season. On October 6th, he made 33 saves in a 4-3 shootout win over the Oilers to end the week with a 1.44 GAA. The second year AJHL goaltender has a record of 6-1 to start the season and is in the Top 5 with a 2.08 GAA and .932 save percentage.
The Inter Pipeline AJHL Rookie of the Week is Julien Gervais of the Calgary Canucks. Gervais recorded five points (4G, 1A) in two games for the Canucks as the team extended their win streak to six games.
Julien Gervais (2003) scored a hat trick, including the game winning goal, and picked up the Viterra AJHL Player of the Game award on October 7th in a 6-3 win in Spruce Grove. Julien scored another goal and added an assist in the opening period on October 8th, however, the Canucks would see their win streak snapped with a 4-3 shootout loss in Sherwood Park.
In his first AJHL season, Gervais is tied for 8th in scoring with 13 points (4G, 9A) and leads all first-year players.
Pizza 73 AJHL Player of the Week Recipients
- September 15th-17th, 2023: Brendan Ross, Blackfalds Bulldogs
- September 18th-24th, 2023: Vann Yuhas, Drumheller Dragons
- September 25th – October 1st, 2023: Nicholas DeGraves, Brooks Bandits
Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week
- September 15th-17th, 2023: Adam Lang, Spruce Grove Saints
- September 18th-24th, 2023: Easton Adrian, Drumheller Dragons
- September 25th – October 1st, 2023: Nolan Paquette, Calgary Canucks
Inter Pipeline AJHL Rookie of the Week
- September 15th-17th, 2023: Ashton Hutchinson, Spruce Grove Saints
- September 18th-24th, 2023: Michael Ryan, Bonnyville Pontiacs
- September 25th – October 1st, 2023: Gavin Garland, Calgary Canucks