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Sandstrom Commits To The Gee-Gees
The Whitecourt Wolverines captain from last season, Adam Sandstrom, has committed to the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees of USports.
The Gee-Gees were having a great season last year finishing the regular season with a 17-7-4 record; however, their postseason was interrupted due to COVID-19.
Sandstrom played 165 AJHL regular-season games for Whitecourt and the Bonnyville Pontiacs. His junior career started in 2017 with the Pontiacs as an 18-year-old. He played in 78 games for Bonnyville before being traded to Whitecourt in exchange for Matthew Monk.
Sandstrom played a season and a half with the Wolverines, and in his final season, he was named team captain. The Red Deer native had a career-year offensively scoring ten goals and 39 points. At the end of the season, he was voted to the AJHL North All-League team and was a nominee for the Outstanding Defenceman award.
He was initially committed to the NAIT Ooks but their season has been suspended.
Canucks Sign Flames Forward
The Calgary Canucks continues to recruit local talent after now signing Matt Corbet.
Corbet is a 6’3′, 180 lb, 2003-forward who played for the Calgary Flames Midget AAA team last season. He scored 13 goals and 17 points for the Flames in 31 games in 2020.
He also dressed in four games for the Canucks last season and scored on his debut against the Fort McMurray Oil Barons.
Former Thunder Goaltender Commits To MacEwan
Former Drayton Valley Thunder Goaltender, Shawn Parkinson, has committed to the MacEwan University of USports.
Parkinson played in 25 games for the Thunder over two seasons posting a 4.02 GAA along with a 0.884SV%. He was then moved to the Melfort Mustangs of the SJHL where he spent his final season and a half of junior hockey.
He becomes the first AJHL player to commit to MacEwan this offseason.