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Easton HESSE Named Alberta Ford AJHL Defensive Player of the Week

December 18th, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

Bonnyville Pontiacs goaltender Easton Hesse is the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week (December 9-15, 2019) after posting a 3-0 record in three games versus North Division opponents.

The 19-year old goalie posted a 2.13 GAA and .927 save percentage while recording three consecutive wins for the Pontiacs to build on a four-game win streak.  Hesse was selected as the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game in a 6-4 win over Lloydminster on Wednesday with 28 saves.  The Leduc, Alberta native stopped 30 of 31 shots on goal Friday night to defeat Drayton Valley 5-1.  Hesse then closed the week with a 4-3 victory versus Fort McMurray Sunday afternoon.

Easton Hesse is third among AJHL goaltenders with a .918 SV% and sixth overall with a 2.65 GAA.  He also has played the most minutes and has the most saves of any AJHL goaltender and leads the "Goals Saved Above Average" (GSAA) category with an impressive 22.53.

He holds a record of 20-8-2 following his first 30 games of the regular season.  This is Hesse’s second Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Defensive Player of the Week award in 2019-2020, the first coming the week of September 23rd-29th.

The Bonnyville Pontiacs are third in the Viterra AJHL North Division standings at 24-9-2.

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