The first Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week for 2017 is Oliver Chau of the Brooks Bandits. From December 30th – January 8th, Chau scored 8 points (3G, 5A) in 3 games, and recorded his first AJHL hat trick.
Chau closed out 2016 as the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game on December 31st in a 4 point game (3G, 1A) and a win over the Olds Grizzlys. Chau added 4 assists, including an assist on both game winning goals, in consecutive victories over Olds on January 6th and the Canmore Eagles on January 7th.
Chau, 19, has committed to the University of Massachusetts (NCAA Division I). He is second in team scoring with 49 points (23G / 26A) and 5th overall in the AJHL Scoring Race. Chau leads the AJHL in powerplay goals with 15.
The Brooks Bandits are riding an 8 game winning streak and sit first in the Viterra AJHL South Division Standings.
Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week Recipients:
• Oliver Chau, Brooks Bandits: December 30-January 8, 2017
• Ryley Smith, Olds Grizzlys: December 12-18, 2016
• Liam Motley, Whitecourt Wolverines: December 5-11, 2016
• Cale Makar, Brooks Bandits: November 28-December 4, 2016
• Bryson Traptow, Camrose Kodiaks: November 21-28, 2016
• Tanner Laderoute, Okotoks Oilers: November 14-20, 2016
• Tyler Maltby, Sherwood Park Crusaders: November 7-13, 2016
• Ryan Hartman, Camrose Kodiaks: October 31-November 6
• Jordan Taupert, Drumheller Dragons: October 24-30, 2016
• Ty Readman, Sherwood Park Crusaders: October 17-23, 2016
• Derek Brown, Bonnyville Pontiacs: October 10-16, 2016
• Matt Forchuk, Canmore Eagles: October 3–9, 2016
• Colby Livingstone, Canmore Eagles: September 26-October 1, 2016
• Tanner Younghans, Sherwood Park Crusaders: September 19–25, 2016
• Liam Motley, Camrose Kodiaks: September 16–18, 2016