Lacombe native wins AJHL MVP award

Lacombe native and Brooks Bandits forward Cam Maclise has been selected as the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s most valuable player. The former Red Deer midget AAA player led the Bandits to the AJHL regular-season title for a second consecutive year and finished third in league scoring with 83 points, including a league-best 56 assists, in 59 games.

Lacombe native and Brooks Bandits forward Cam Maclise has been selected as the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s most valuable player.

The former Red Deer midget AAA player led the Bandits to the AJHL regular-season title for a second consecutive year and finished third in league scoring with 83 points, including a league-best 56 assists, in 59 games.

Maclise also notched a league-leading six game-winning goals and was selected as the Pro Hockey Life player of the game on seven occasions. He was also the lone unanimous selection to the 2012-13 AJHL South Division all-star team.

Olds Grizzlys Dylan Hubbs is the recipient of the league’s most dedicated player award.

“Dylan is a player who competes everyday both in practice and in games,” Grizzlys head coach Brett Hopfe said in a press release. “His will to win, tenacity and passion has helped him achieve this award and it is obvious that other organizations around the league have noticed it too.”

Hubbs will further his hockey career at the University of Alaska Anchorage next season.

Red Deer product and Drayton Valley Thunder defenceman Luke Madill was a finalist for the most dedicated award.

Other AJHL award winners:

Top scorer: Mathieu Guertin, Whitecourt Wolverines; Top goaltender: Nick Kulmanovsky, Grande Prairie Storm; Top team goaltenders: Devon Fordyce, Michael Fredrick, Brooks Bandits; Rookie of the year: Tanner MacMaster, Camrose Kodiaks; Outstanding defenceman: Josh Healey, Sherwood Park Crusaders; Coach of the year: Ryan Papaioannou, Brooks Bandits.