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Canalta Hotels Player of the Week & AB Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week
Posted January 15th, 2018 @ 1:51 pm

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Spruce Grove Saints forward Chris Van Os-Shaw is the Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week.  Chris was rewarded as the Viterra Star of the Game in both games played during the week of January 8th-14th, and recorded 6 points (2G, 4A). 

Van Os-Shaw scored a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win against the Canmore Eagles to earn the Viterra Star of the Game award on Friday night.  The 20 year-old forward added a goal and 3 assists in a 6-2 win over the Grande Prairie Storm on Saturday night, and picked up his 10th Viterra AJHL Star of the Game award.

Chris Van Os-Shaw, 20, leads the Saints in scoring and is second overall in the AJHL Scoring Race with 59 points (34G, 25A.  He is averaging 1.4 points per game.   Chris is committed to the University of Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA Division I).

Van Os-Shaw and the Saints are tied with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons for 1st place in the Viterra AJHL North Division and are 8-2-0 in the last 10 games. 

Brooks Bandits defenceman Dennis Cesana is Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week with 9 points in 3 games.   Cesana is 3rd overall in the AJHL Scoring Race and leads the Bandits with 53 points (10G, 43A).

Dennis Cesana recorded 3 assists on Tuesday, January 9th as the Bandits skated past the Olds Grizzlys 8-3.  He amassed a career high 5-point game with a goal and 4 assists in a 10-1 win over the Grizzlys on Friday.  The Bandits took a 3-2 win from the Kodiaks on Saturday night with Cesana recording another assist.

This is Dennis Cesana’s third AJHL weekly award following a selection as the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week in September 2017 and the Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week in October 2017.

The 19 year-old defenceman has already surpassed his point total from last season (52 pts) and is averaging 1.2 points per game.  Cesana is committed to Michigan State of the NCAA Division I.

Brooks is 9-1-0 in their last 10 games and sit 2nd in the Viterra South Division Standings behind the Okotoks Oilers.

Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week Recipients:
• Ty Readman, Sherwood Park Crusaders: September 15-17, 2017
• Jordan Taupert, Drumheller Dragons: September 18-24, 2017
• Kyle Gordon, Okotoks Oilers: September 25 – October 1, 2017
• Colton Young, Canmore Eagles: October 2-8, 2017
• Wil Conley, Fort McMurray Oil Barons: October 9-15, 2017
• Ty Readman, Sherwood Park Crusaders: October 16-22, 2017
• Dennis Cesana, Brooks Bandits: October 23-29, 2017
• PJ Marrocco, Bonnyville Pontiacs: October 30-November 5, 2017
• PJ Marrocco, Bonnyville Pontiacs: November 6-12, 2017
• Brady Barclay, Calgary Mustangs: November 13-19, 2017
• Edouard Michaud, Grande Prairie Storm: November 20-26, 2017
• Austin Parmiter, Spruce Grove Saints: November 27-December 3
• Ben Sanderson, Okotoks Oilers: December 4-10, 2017
• Kyler Kupka, Camrose Kodiaks: December 11-20, 2017
• Connor Blake, Grande Prairie Storm: December 29, 2017-January 7, 2018
• Chris Van Os-Shaw, Spruce Grove Saints: January 8-14, 2018

Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week:
• Thomas Davis, Canmore Eagles: September 15-17, 2017
• Dennis Cesana, Brooks Bandits: September 18-24, 2017
• Hunter Virostek, Drumheller Dragons: September 25 – October 1, 2017
• Nolan Kent, Spruce Grove Saints: October 2-8, 2017
• Caiden Kreitz, Calgary Canucks: October 9-15, 2017
• Xavier Potvin, Whitecourt Wolverines: October 16-22, 2017
• Mitchel Benson, Brooks Bandits: October 23-29, 2017
• Joey May, Calgary Mustangs: October 30-November 5, 2017
• Griffin Bowerman, Camrose Kodiaks: November 6-12, 2017
• Riley Morris, Okotoks Oilers: November 13-19, 2017
• Erik Gordon, Grande Prairie Storm: November 20-26, 2017
• Logan Dyck, Canmore Eagles: November 27-December 3
• Mitchel Benson, Brooks Bandits: December 4-10, 2017
• Travis Verveda, Canmore Eagles: December 11-20, 2017
• Chris Curr, Fort McMurray Oil Barons: December 29, 2017-January 7, 2018
• Dennis Cesana, Brooks Bandits: January 8-14, 2018

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