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AJHL Announced 2021-22 Award Finalist. Bamber, Berry and Head Coach Eric Thurston named.

The Alberta Junior Hockey League, in partnership with RBC, today announced the League Award Finalists for the 2021-22 season.

The General Managers and Coaches of the Alberta Junior Hockey League have selected a pair of finalists from each division through two phases of voting.   The award winners will be determined through a final stage of voting and announced at the completion of the AJHL regular season.

The annual awards include Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Outstanding Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Most Dedicated Player and Coach of the Year.   For the first time, the AJHL will also present a Top Forward Award.

2021-2022 Alberta Junior Hockey League Award Finalists

Most Valuable Player – Alberta Old Time Hockey Players Trophy

Kash Rasmussen – Bonnyville Pontiacs
Kolby Thornton – Lloydminster Bobcats
Ryan McAllister – Brooks Bandits
Rieger Lorenz – Okotoks Oilers
Rookie of the Year – Dick White Trophy

Jayden Davis – Spruce Grove Saints
Ethan Aucoin – Lloydminster Bobcats
Zach Bookman – Brooks Bandits
Rieger Lorenz – Okotoks Oilers
Top Forward Award

Caiden Gault – Spruce Grove Saints
Tyler Wallace – Fort McMurray Oil Barons
TJ Hughes – Brooks Bandits
Rieger Lorenz – Okotoks Oilers
Outstanding Defenceman – W.G. (Bill) Scott Memorial Trophy, Presented by Alberta Ford Dealers

A.J. Macaulay – Bonnyville Pontiacs
Brett Bamber – Drayton Valley Thunder
Zach Bookman – Brooks Bandits
Robert Kincaid – Camrose Kodiaks
Top Goaltender – Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey League Trophy

Jackson Berry – Drayton Valley Thunder
Kolby Thornton – Lloydminster Bobcats
Andreai Proctor-Ramirez – Canmore Eagles
Jack McNaughton – Okotoks Oilers
Most Dedicated Player – Don McNabb Memorial Trophy

Austin Saint – Bonnyville Pontiacs
Nathanial Bierd – Grande Prairie Storm
Myles Hilman – Drumheller Dragons
Connor Bertamini – Calgary Canucks
Coach of the Year

Eric Thurston – Drayton Valley Thunder
Nigel Dube – Lloydminster Bobcats
Ryan Papaioannou – Brooks Bandits
Kevin Hasselberg – Drumheller Dragons
The Inter Pipeline AJHL All-Academic Team will be announced on Thursday, February 24th, 2022.   The following League Awards and Scholarships will also be announced at the completion of the regular season and throughout the 2022 Inter Pipeline AJHL Playoffs.

Viterra All-League and All-Rookie Team
Regular Season Champion – Dave Duchak Trophy
Scoring Champion – Ernie Love Trophy
Top Goal Scorer
Top Team Goaltenders – CCM Top Team Goaltenders Award
Viterra Star of the Game Standings Leader – Viterra Cup
Stewy Stewart Memorial Award – Stewy Stewart Memorial Trophy
AJHL Executive of the Year – Ken Bracko Award
Viterra Salute to Service Volunteer Award – North & South Division Recipients
Merit Contractors AJHL Scholarship – North & South Division Recipients
Inter Pipeline AJHL Scholarship