Zach Bookman and Boston Buckberger have been named to the Alberta Junior Hockey League 2021 Viterra South Division All-Rookie Team, the league announced on Friday.
Players are selected to the respective rosters through a voting process completed by the General Managers and Coaches of the AJHL.
Bookman set three League Records in his final games of the regular season and finished third overall in the AJHL Scoring Race with 102 points (21g, 81a). The Merrimack College commit led all AJHL defencemen and rookies in scoring, setting new AJHL Records for most points by a defenceman (102), most assists by a defenceman (81) and most assists by a rookie (81).
He was recognized twice as the Inter Pipeline AJHL Rookie of the Week and four times as the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week. Bookman (Syracuse, NY) was also a finalist for AJHL Rookie of the Year and won the team award as Top Defenceman.
Buckberger scored 31 points (13g, 18a) in 59 games during the season. Committed to Wisconsin, the 2003-born defenceman finished in the Top 20 in AJHL defenceman scoring, and fourth in AJHL defenceman goal-scoring. The Saskatoon, SK product also attended the Philadelphia Flyers development camp in 2021.
The AJHL South-Final begins on Friday (April 8th), Game 1 will be at the Centennial Regional Arena in Brooks. The opponent will be the winner of the Drumheller/Okotoks series.