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Kartusch Earns AB Ford Dealers Defensive Player of the Week

Team Captain Andrew Kartusch of the Drumheller Dragons is the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week.  With 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists) in three games played, the Dragons defenceman extended his point streak to 5 games and 7 points.

Kartusch, 20, recorded a goal in a 4-2 loss to the Brooks Bandits on Monday, which would be the team’s only loss of the week.  The Dragons went on to defeat the North Division leading Saints 3-2 on Friday night with the game winner coming from Andrew Kartusch.  Saturday night saw the Dragons triumph over the Drayton Valley Thunder with a 9-2 win and 2 assists for Kartusch.

The third-year Dragons defenceman from Red Deer, AB is having a career-high season with 40 points (13G, 27A), 6th overall among all AJHL defencemen in scoring.

The Dragons have secured home ice advantage in the opening round of the 2018 Inter Pipeline AJHL Playoffs as the third placed team in the Viterra AJHL South Division.

Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week:

• Thomas Davis, Canmore Eagles: September 15-17, 2017
• Dennis Cesana, Brooks Bandits: September 18-24, 2017
Hunter Virostek, Drumheller Dragons: September 25 – October 1, 2017
• Nolan Kent, Spruce Grove Saints: October 2-8, 2017
• Caiden Kreitz, Calgary Canucks: October 9-15, 2017
• Xavier Potvin, Whitecourt Wolverines: October 16-22, 2017
• Mitchel Benson, Brooks Bandits: October 23-29, 2017
• Joey May, Calgary Mustangs: October 30-November 5, 2017
• Griffin Bowerman, Camrose Kodiaks: November 6-12, 2017
• Riley Morris, Okotoks Oilers: November 13-19, 2017
• Erik Gordon, Grande Prairie Storm: November 20-26, 2017
• Logan Dyck, Canmore Eagles: November 27-December 3
• Mitchel Benson, Brooks Bandits: December 4-10, 2017
• Travis Verveda, Canmore Eagles: December 11-20, 2017
• Chris Curr, Fort McMurray Oil Barons: December 29, 2017-January 7, 2018
• Dennis Cesana, Brooks Bandits: January 8-14, 2018
• Xavier Potvin, Whitecourt Wolverines: January 15-21, 2018
• Bailey Brkin, Lloydminster Bobcats: January 22-28, 2018
• Luke Lush, Camrose Kodiaks: January 29-February 4, 2018
• Curtis Roach, Fort McMurray Oil Barons: February 5-11, 2018
• Mitchel Benson, Brooks Bandits: February 12-18, 2018
Andrew Kartusch, Drumheller Dragons: February 19-25, 2018