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NOJHL announces Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week



Release Date: Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

NOJHL announces Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that a trio of first-year players in Soo Thunderbirds forward Boris Katchouk, Sudbury Nickel Barons goaltender Kevin Labelle and Powassan Voodoos forward Steve Harland have been named the Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the week for the period ending Feb. 8.

BORIS KATCHOUK, (F) – SOO THUNDERBIRDS – The Thunderbirds’ 16-year-old rookie forward was instrumental in helping Sault Ste. Marie skate to a trio of road victories over the weekend as he registered eight points in total.

Katchouk began by tallying twice, including scoring the game-winner, as the T-Birds topped defending NOJHL champion Kirkland Lake 4-0 Friday.

One night later he set-up the game-winner and added another assist as the Soo won 5-2 in Cochrane.

Katchouk then capped off his week with a two-goal, four-point performance in Iroquois Falls as the Thunderbirds flew past Abitibi 8-3.

In 23 games since joining the club, Katchouk is averaging well over a point-per-game with 30, on a dozen markers and 18 helpers.

KEVIN LABELLE, (G) – SUDBURY NICKEL BARONS – Labelle, a first-year netminder from Garson, came up big between the pipes for the Nickel Barons as he helped lead Sudbury to three consecutive victories.

The 18-year-old rookie stopper started off with a solid 31-save performance Wednesday helping end an eight-game unbeaten run by the Elliot Lake Wildcats as Sudbury won 7-2.

Two nights later Labelle came off the bench and stopped all 11 attempts he faced in relief as the Nickel Barons rallied for an 8-7 overtime triumph at Powassan.

Getting the start Saturday Labelle capped off his week by turning aside 33 of the 34 shots he faced as Sudbury defeated Blind River 5-1.

In all he finished his week with a stingy 1.31 goals-against average and a solid .962 save percentage.

Labelle’s 15 wins so far this season are the third most of any goalkeeper in the league.

STEVE HARLAND, (F) POWASSAN VOODOOS – The Voodoos’ rookie sensation continues to impress for first-year Powassan as he racked up another 10 points helping his club go 2-0-1.

The 18-year-old from Scarborough, Ont., started his week by setting up the game-winner Wednesday in a 4-1 victory over Mattawa.

Friday night Harland played a role in all seven goals the Voodoos scored, by tallying twice and supplying five assists in the 8-7 OT setback against Sudbury.

He then capped off his week by adding the game-winner, as part of a two-goal night, as Powassan rallied to double up Mattawa 4-2.

Now sitting second overall in NOJHL offensive production (37g-40a-77pts), Harland is presently riding an impressive 26-game point streak, having scored 29 times while adding 33 assists, totalling 62 points, in that span.


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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

Week 21
Connor Scott, (F) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Joe Sheppard, (G) Mattawa Blackhawks
Cody Gratton, (F) Cochrane Crunch

Week 22
Boris Katchouk, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Kevin Labelle, (G) Sudbury Nickel Barons
Steve Harland, (F) Powassan Voodoos

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