NOJHL announces Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week



Release Date: Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

NOJHL announces Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced today that a trio of forwards in Cody Gratton (Cochrane Crunch), Nicolas Tassone (Soo Thunderbirds) and Steven Babin (Kirkland Lake Gold Miners) have been named the Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the week for the period ending Jan. 11.

CODY GRATTON, (F) – COCHRANE CRUNCH – The NOJHL’s leading goal and point producer continued his impressive offensive ways for the Crunch last week helping lead them to two victories in as many starts.

The 20-year-old Sudbury product began by scoring twice, including the game-winner in double overtime, as Cochrane slipped past Powassan 7-6.

One night later Gratton notched the difference maker once again as he fired home his league-leading eighth game-winner of the season in a 4-2 triumph vs. Mattawa.

Riding an active six-game point streak, Gratton leads the NOJHL in goals (42), points (71), shorthanded tallies (10) as well as the eight winners.

NICOLAS TASSONE, (F) – SOO THUNDERBIRDS – Taking to the ice twice during the week that was, the 20-year-old Sault Ste. Marie produced back-to-back multi-point night to help lift the Thunderbirds to two triumphs.

Friday evening he scored once and assisted on another as the T-Birds topped Sudbury 6-2.

Saturday night he tacked on two more tallies as the Soo doubled up Abitibi 6-3.

Tassone currently leads the Thunderbirds in offensive production with 52 points, which leaves him fifth overall in the league. He also has had 17 multi-point games during the 2014-15 campaign.

His 23 tallies and 29 helpers also top the club and rank him in the top 10 in the NOJHL.

STEVEN BABIN, (F) – KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD MINERS – Babin was instrumental in helping Kirkland Lake pick up six of a possible seven points in three outings last week.

Included in the 20-year-old Val-d’Or, Que., native’s efforts was a hat trick and one assist night in a victory over Abitibi last Tuesday.

He also scored once and doled out a couple of helpers in a win over Powassan Friday.

Babin enters play this week second in NOJHL scoring with 64 points and also leads all skaters in the league in assists with 44.


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Eastlink TV 3 Stars

Week 1
Brady Clouthier, (F) Abitibi
Cray Roberge, (F) Sudbury
Jason Berube, (F) Cochrane

Week 2
Alec MacKenzie, (F) Elliot Lake
Matt Young, (G) Cochrane
Nicolas Sicoly, (F) Soo

Week 3
Braddock Ballerud, (G) Abitibi Eskimos
Kevin Labelle, (G) Sudbury Nickel Barons
A.J. Smith, (G) Elliot Lake Wildcats

Week 4
Shane Woolsey, (F) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Cody Gratton, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Dylan Rosen, (D) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Week 5
Brian Kment, (G) Soo Thunderbirds
Brenden Locke, (F) Abitibi Eskimos
Dustin Cordeiro, (F) Cochrane Crunch

Week 6
Jaren Bellini, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Nick Grose, (D) Mattawa Blackhawks
Josh Erickson, (G) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Week 7
Dustin Cordeiro, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Nicolas Tassone, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Nicolas Sicoly, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 8
Josh Erickson, (G) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Joey Ogden, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Jimmy Roy, (F) Sudbury Nickel Barons

Week 9
Spencer MacLean, (F) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Dustin Cordeiro, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Connor Thie, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Week 10
Steven Babin, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Matt Neault, (F) Sudbury Nickel Barons
Steve Harland, (F) Powassan Voodoos

Week 11
Team NOJHL @ Central Canada Cup Challenge

Week 12
Mario Culina, (G) Soo Thunderbirds
Cody Gratton, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Brady Clouthier, (F) Abitibi Eskimos

Week 13
A.J. Smith (G) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Shane Woolsey, (F) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Nathan Campbell, (D) Elliot Lake Wildcats

Week 14
Cody Gratton, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Tyler Broderson, (F) Mattawa Blackhawks
Tanner Bowditch, (F) Mattawa Blackhawks

Week 15
Brady Clouthier, (F) Abitibi Eskimos
Connor Thie, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Kyle Fransen, (D) Sudbury Nickel Barons

Week 16
Cody Gratton, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Luc Soares, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Josh Racek, (F) Cochrane Crunch

Week 17
Nick Grose, (D) Mattawa Blackhawks
Anthony Miller, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Logan Ferrington, (G) Abitibi Eskimos

Week 18
Cody Gratton, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Nicolas Tassone, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Steven Babin, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

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