Forwards Connor Collett (Calgary Mustangs) and Trace Elson (Whitecourt Wolverines) lead the Pro Hockey Life Award Standings following the first month of the 2013-2014 AJHL Season. Collett and Elson both received the Pro Hockey Life Star of the Game award four times in September, for a total of 20 points in the standings.
Each of the 480 AJHL regular season games features the Pro Hockey Life Stars of the Game, recognizing a player from each team deemed to be that night's top player. Every time a player is recognized as a Pro Hockey Life Star of the Game throughout the regular season, they will receive 5 points towards the pursuit of the Pro Hockey Life Award presented at the end of the season.
Trace Elson is leading the Wolverines and the AJHL in scoring with 20 points and is averaging two points per game. The 18 year-old from St. Albert, AB is in his 2nd season with the Wolverines. Elson posted his first AJHL hat trick in September as well as his first game winning goal of the season.
Connor Collett is second in team scoring and amongst the Top 10 in the AJHL Scoring Race with 12 points. He is averaging 1.1 points per game thus far, including one game winning goal. Connor Collett is a 20-year old forward from Calgary, AB and a three year veteran of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
Five players are tied for second place in the Pro Hockey Life Award Standings with 15 points and three Pro Hockey Life Stars of the Game selections in September.
Goaltender Matt Tomkins of the Sherwood Park Crusaders was the winner of the 2012-2013 Pro Hockey Life Award. Tomkins was selected as the Pro Hockey Life Star of the Game 14 times in the regular season and accumulated 70 points in the Pro Hockey Life Award standings.
Pro Hockey Life Award leaders as of September 30th, 2013:
Connor Collett, Calgary Mustangs: 20 points
Trace Elson, Whitecourt Wolverines: 20 points
Curtis Skip, Drumheller Dragons: 15 points
Marc Olivier-Daigle, Drayton Valley Thunder: 15 points
Spencer Dorowicz, Olds Grizzlys: 15 points
Spencer Foo, Bonnyville Pontiacs: 15 points
Tanner MacMaster, Camrose Kodiaks: 15 points