October 25, 2022 – The Pizza 73 AJHL Player of the Week is Aiden Fink of the Brooks Bandits. The AJHL scoring leader recorded nine points (3G, 6A) the week of October 17th-23rd to add to his current season total of 34 points (14G, 20A).
Fink (Calgary, AB) opened the scoring in a 9-0 shutout of the Olds Grizzlys on October 19th to start the week. His first goal would be the eventual game winner before he added another goal and three assists for a five-point game.
Aiden again opened the scoring on October 22nd on his way to a four-point game with a goal and three assists in a 7-2 road win over the Lloydminster Bobcats and was awarded as the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game.
Earlier today, Fink (2004) was identified on the NHL Central Scouting Preliminary Players to Watch List for the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. Fink is in his second season with the Bandits and is committed to the University of Wisconsin (NCAA).
For the second consecutive week, the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week is Sam Court (2004) of the Brooks Bandits. A five-point (1G, 4A) performance for the first year defenceman last week has him tied for second in points among AJHL rookies and tied for second among all AJHL defencemen with 18 points (3G, 15A).
The University of New Hampshire (NCAA) commit enjoyed a career-high four-point game on October 19th with a goal and three assists versus the Olds Grizzlys. Court (Winnipeg, MB) also recorded an assist in the Bandits second win of the week on October 22nd versus the Lloydminster Bobcats.
Fink, Court and the Bandits face the Canucks in Calgary on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 pm.