Red Deer’s Adam Sandstrom, captain of the Whitecourt Wolverines was named a finalist for the AJHL’s most outstanding defenceman. (Photo courtesy of Melissa Baker Photography/AJHL)

Red Deer’s Adam Sandstrom finalist for AJHL’s outstanding defenceman

It has been a phenomenal year for one local junior hockey product.

Red Deer’s Adam Sandstrom, 21, captain of the Whitecourt Wolverines in the Alberta Junior Hockey League was recognized Tuesday for his performance in 2019-20.

The Wolverines blueliner was one of four players announced as a finalist for the AJHL’s outstanding defenceman award. Tim Rego (Brooks Bandits), Eric Parker (Okotoks Oilers) and Michael Benning (Sherwood Park Crusaders) were also selected as finalists.

Sandstrom, a six-foot-three, 215-pound left-shot defenceman has nine goals and 24 assists in 51 games this season. Seven of his nine goals have come on the power play and he has three game-winning tallies. He is sixth in scoring among AJHL defencemen.

He is in his third season in the AJHL, after spending his first two seasons with the Bonnyville Pontiacs, Sandstrom was traded to the Wolverines in November of 2018.

He was also selected as the AJHL defenceman of the week Tuesday. Sandstrom put up five points, one goal and four assists as his team went 2-2 on the week. The veteran blueliner is also riding a six-game point streak.

Sandstrom and the Wolverines are third in the AJHL North division, with a 29-16-7 record. They have six games left in the AJHL regular season.

Tuesday, Lacombe’s Clayton Jardine was also selected as a finalist for AJHL Coach of the Year. In his first season behind the bench, the 28-year-old has led the Camrose Kodiaks to a 27-22-3 record. They sit third in the AJHL South division. Jardine was coach of the year in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League last year, leading the Kindersley Klippers to a 35-15-3-2 mark.



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