Lloydminster Bobcats Captain, Caden Cabana, is the Pizza 73 AJHL Player of the Week. The 2003 forward scored four goals and registered six points in a three-game South swing over the weekend.
Cabana (Bonnyville, AB) opened the scoring and added an assist on the first game of the road trip on October 27th, but the Bobcats would fall 6-3 to the Okotoks Oilers. Cabana scored two goals the following night, including a short-handed goal, and added an assist on the game winner in a 5-2 finish in Canmore. He completed the road trip with his second short-handed goal in as many games in a 6-3 loss to the Calgary Canucks on October 29th. Cabana was recognized as the Viterra AJHL Player of the Game on both October 27th and 29th.
Caden Cabana has spent the past four seasons in the Alberta Junior Hockey League and is currently tied for 12th in AJHL Scoring with 19 points (9G, 10A). He leads the team in scoring and is enjoying a five-game point streak totaling 11 points.
The Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week is Ethan O’Halloran of the Okotoks Oilers. The 2003-born defenceman had four points (2G, 2A) in three victories during the week of October 23-29th.
The Oilers exploded offensively last week with 21 goals, while O’Halloran and the Oilers defence held off their opponents to record three consecutive wins. Okotoks defeated Drumheller by a score of 7-2 on October 26th with O’Halloran scoring two goals. The Oilers posted a 6-3 win over the visiting Lloydminster Bobcats the following night. On October 29th, Ethan added two assists in an 8-1 win over Drayton Valley.
In his fourth AJHL season, O’Halloran (Calgary, AB) is fifth overall amongst all defenceman with 15 points (4G, 11A) and is an Alternate Captain for the Oilers.
Jack McAra of the Bonnyville Pontiacs is the Inter Pipeline AJHL Rookie of the Week with a six-point performance in three victories. The 2005 forward is third amongst all AJHL rookies in scoring with 15 points (3G, 12A).
McAra (Burlington, ON) opened the scoring on October 25th and the Pontiacs went on to defeat the Sherwood Park Crusaders 7-4. Jack assisted on all three Bonnyville goals on October 27th as the Pontiacs took a 3-2 overtime win versus the Grande Prairie Storm. The rookie tallied another two assists on October 28th in a 5-1 win over Grande Prairie.
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
- October 2nd-8th, 2023: Dakota MacIntosh, Blackfalds Bulldogs
- October 9th-15th, 2023: Tomis Marinkovic, Grande Prairie Storm
- October 16th-22nd, 2023: Alex Atwill, Grande Prairie Storm
- October 23rd-29th, 2023: Caden Cabana, Lloydminster Bobcats
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
- October 2nd-8th, 2023: Jameson Kaine, Drumheller Dragons
- October 9th-15th, 2023: Ben Charette, Whitecourt Wolverines
- October 16th-22nd, 2023: Dominic Payne, Sherwood Park Crusaders
- October 23rd-29th, 2023: Ethan O’Halloran, Okotoks Oilers
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
- October 2nd-8th, 2023: Julien Gervais, Calgary Canucks
- October 9th-15th, 2023: Logan Sawyer, Brooks Bandits
- October 16th-22nd, 2023: Ryan Zaremba, Sherwood Park Crusaders
- October 23rd-29th, 2023: Jack McAra, Bonnyville Pontiacs