Bandits forward Hudson Malinoski named finalist for CJHL Top Rookie Award

(April 25, 2023) – Brooks Bandits forward Hudson Malinoski has been named a finalist for the 2022-23 Canadian Junior Hockey League Top Rookie Award.

Malinoski (Saskatoon, SK) tallied 69 points (16G, 53A) in 44 games in the regular season, which was third amongst all AJHL Rookies. His 53 assists was second most in the AJHL, while he carried the highest points per game average amongst all AJHL first year players with 1.57. The centre was a finalist for the AJHL Rookie of the Year Award and represented Team Canada West at the 2022 World Junior A Challenge. Through 13 AJHL Playoff games, Malinoski has 7 points (3G, 4A). He’s ranked 65th on the NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings.

Malinoski and the Bandits face the Saints in Spruce Grove on Wednesday, April 26th in Game 4 of the AJHL Final. Listen to live coverage on Real Country 105.7 FM.

Game 5 will be played in Brooks on Friday, April 28th, with tickets on sale at