Drayton Valley Thunder Captain Brett Bamber is the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week after leading his team to three consecutive victories on a South Division road trip.
Bamber, 20, scored a goal and an assist versus the Okotoks Oilers in the opening game of the road swing on January 28th. The Thunder picked up a 3-1 win and Bamber was selected as the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game for the fifth time this season. The Thunder rolled into Canmore on January 29th and stole a 2-1 shootout from the Eagles. The trip concluded in dramatic fashion the next day as Brett Bamber marked an assist on three consecutive goals in the final minutes of the game to tie the Calgary Canucks and send the game into overtime. Drayton Valley was victorious with a 5-4 win in the extra frame.
The St Albert, AB defenceman is committed to the University of Alaska-Anchorage of the NCAA Division I. The five-year veteran has already surpassed his point totals from each previous season with 28 points (10G, 18A).