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Bandits forward TJ Hughes named AJHL Inter Pipeline Player of the Week

BROOKS, AB (May 5, 2021) – The Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) announced Brooks Bandits forward TJ Hughes is the Inter Pipeline AJHL Player of the Week for April 26 – May 2.

In three games last week, the 19 year-old forward scored 5 goals and 8 points to aid in the Bandits 3-game sweep of the Olds Grizzlys.
Hughes (Hamilton, ON) posted his third 4-point game of the season on Friday night in a 7-4 win versus the Olds Grizzlys with a goal and 3 assists.   On Saturday and Sunday, the Bandits defeated the Grizzlys by scores of 6-1 and 5-1 respectively, with Hughes scoring two goals in each victory.   He also received the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game in Sunday’s win for the third time in the 2020-21 season.

The Robert Morris University (NCAA Div I) commit leads the Bandits in scoring and is second overall in the AJHL with 28 points (14G, 14A) and an impactful 1.6 points per game average.

He’s the 4th Bandit to win a weekly AJHL honour this season. Forward Chris Pappas was named the Player of the Week (April 2nd – 6th), forward Sean Chisholm was Player of the Week (April 23-24), and defenceman Corson Ceulemans was the Alberta Ford Dealers Defensive Player of the Week (Nov 13 -15).

The Bandits host the Spruce Grove Saints this weekend, with games on Friday (7:00 pm), Saturday (7:00 pm) and Sunday (4:00 pm).

Spectators are not allowed at AJHL games due to provincial restrictions, but the games can be heard on Real Country 105.7 FM and Hockeytv.com.