NOJHL announces Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week



Release Date: Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

NOJHL announces Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday Elliot Lake Wildcats goaltender A.J. Smith, Soo Thunderbirds forward Boris Katchouk and Kirkland Lake Gold Miners netminder Josh Erickson have been named the Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the week for the period ending Jan. 25.

A.J. SMITH, (G) – ELLIOT LAKE WILDCATS – The 20-year-old Southlake, Texas product turned out a .928 save percentage for the week helping the Wildcats go unbeaten with a tie and a win.

He started off with a solid 39-save effort in a hard fought 2-2 draw with Kirkland Lake Friday.

Smith then followed that up with 25 more stops in Elliot Lake’s 4-3 victory over Powassan Sunday evening.

BORIS KATCHOUK, (F) – SOO THUNDERBIRDS – Averaging over a point-per-game so far this season with the Thunderbirds, the 16-year-old Katchouk continued that last week aiding Sault Ste. Marie’s efforts in picking up a draw and a win.

He started his performance by setting up two tallies in a 6-3 triumph over Powassan Friday.

The T-Birds forward followed that by picking up two assists in a 3-3 final vs. the Gold Miners in a battle between last season’s league championship series

In 19 total NOJHL games this season, Katchouk has scored eight times and doled out 14 helpers.

JOSH ERICKSON, (G) – KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD MINERS – A three-game road trip in as many days saw the 20-year-old from Woodbury, Minn., rack up 200 minutes of game action as Kirkland Lake did not suffer a loss.

Erickson finished up with 71 saves in all including a pair of ties in Elliot Lake and Sault Ste. Marie in a pair of road battles against the other top teams in the NOJHL standings as well as a convincing win in Blind River.
On the season the Gold Miners stopper has posted a solid 17-1-0-1 record.

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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

Week 19
Logan Ferrington, (G) Abitibi Eskimos
Alec MacKenzie, (F) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Tristan Salesse, (F) Abitibi Eskimos

Week 20
A.J. Smith, (G) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Boris Katchouk, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Josh Erickson, (G) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners


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