RBC Presents the 2016-2017 Alberta Junior Hockey League Award Finalists

In partnership with RBC, the Alberta Junior Hockey League is proud to announce the finalists for the 2016-2017 League Awards.  The awards include Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Outstanding Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Most Dedicated Player and Coach of the Year.  

The Alberta Junior Hockey League’s General Managers and Coaches have selected finalists from each division through the first two phases of voting.  The award winners for each of the categories listed below will be determined through a final stage of voting and announced during the last week of the 2016-2017 AJHL Regular Season.

2016-2017 Alberta Junior Hockey League Award Finalists

Most Valuable Player – Alberta Old Time Hockey Players Trophy

(2016 Winner – Bobby McMann – Bonnyville Pontiacs)

  • Cale Makar – Brooks Bandits
  • Logan Drackett – Calgary Canucks
  • Justin Young – Whitecourt Wolverines
  • Ian Mitchell – Spruce Grove Saints

Rookie of the Year – Dick White Trophy, Presented by Canalta Hotels

(2016 Winner – Cale Makar – Brooks Bandits)

  • Kyler Kupka – Camrose Kodiaks
  • Oliver Chau – Brooks Bandits
  • Jake Gresh – Bonnyville Pontiacs
  • Austin McGrath – Lloydminster Bobcats

Outstanding Defenceman – W.G. (Bill) Scott Memorial Trophy, Presented by the Alberta Ford Dealers

(2016 Winner – Brinson Pasichnuk – Bonnyville Pontiacs)

  • Cale Makar – Brooks Bandits
  • Allan MacPherson – Calgary Canucks
  • Ian Mitchell – Spruce Grove Saints
  • Curtis Roach – Fort McMurray Oil Barons




Top Goaltender – Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey League Trophy

(2016 Winner – Matthew Murray, Spruce Grove Saints)

  • Logan Drackett – Calgary Canucks
  • Riley Morris – Okotoks Oilers
  • Patrick Gora – Camrose Kodiaks
  • Eric Szudor – Fort McMurray Oil Barons
  • Pierce Diamond – Whitecourt Wolverines

Most Dedicated Player – Don McNabb Memorial Trophy

(2016 Winner – Tyler Busch – Spruce Grove Saints)

  • Ben Assad – Calgary Canucks
  • Logan Ferguson – Canmore Eagles
  • Ryan Symington – Bonnyville Pontiacs
  • Morgan Messenger – Whitecourt Wolverines

Coach of the Year

(2016 Winner – Rick Swan – Bonnyville Pontiacs)

  • James Poole – Calgary Canucks
  • Andrew Milne – Canmore Eagles
  • Tom Keca – Fort McMurray Oil Barons
  • Gord Thibodeau – Whitecourt Wolverines

The following League Awards will also be presented at the conclusion of the 2016-2017 AJHL Regular Season.

  • Regular Season Champion – Dave Duchak Trophy
  • Scoring Champion – Ernie Love Trophy
  • Top Team Goaltenders – CCM Top Team Goaltenders Award
  • Stewy Stewart Memorial Award – Stewy Stewart Memorial Trophy
  • Viterra Star of the Game Standings Leader – Viterra Cup
  • Viterra Salute to Service Volunteer Award

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