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NOJHL announces its 3 Stars of the week



Release date: Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

NOJHL announces its 3 Stars of the week

SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced its latest 3 Stars of the week and earning laurels for the period ending Jan. 19 were Kirkland Lake Gold Miners defenceman Jeremy Picard-Fiset, Soo Thunderbirds forward Gavin Burbach and Blind River Beavers goaltender Dylan Knox.

JEREMY PICARD-FISET, (D) KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD MINERS – In two games during the week that was the 19-year-old Barraute, Que., product registered five points helping the Gold Miners skate to a pair of victories.

Picard-Fiset began by tallying twice and setting up another in a 5-0 shutout over Blind River on Friday at The Joe.

One night later on home ice again he scored once more and picked up an assist as Kirkland Lake skated past North Bay 6-1.

On the season the Gold Miners’ D-man tops all NOJHL blueliners in offensive production with 34 points on seven goals and 27 helpers.

GAVIN BURBACH, (F) SOO THUNDERBIRDS – In Sault Ste. Marie’s only contest of the week Burbach scored two times, including the game-winner while his club was shorthanded, and added a helper as the Thunderbirds stormed back from an early two-goal deficit to double up Sudbury 6-3 and win their franchise-record 18th game in a row.

His three-point night also allowed Burbach to take over the NOJHL scoring lead with 64 points in 42 outings and move into a share for top spot in goals overall with 32.

The veteran forward who hails from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., also has points in five straight and 16 of his past 19 games.

On the 2013-14 campaign Burbach has 18 multi-point nights to his credit with the T-Birds coming away victorious in each of them.

DYLAN KNOX, (G) BLIND RIVER BEAVERS – In his lone start last week Knox came up big on the road keeping his side in the game as Blind River rallied for a 6-4 come from behind victory vs. Abitibi at Jus Jordan Arena helping the Beavers put an end to a 15-game winless drought.

In all the 20-year-old native of Plantation, Florida made 33 saves on the night, including 15 in the third period alone, as Blind River rallied to upend the Eskimos.

The victory was just the third of the season for Knox, who has faced, on average, 32 shots against per appearance between the pipes for the Beavers.

2013-14 NOJHL 3 Stars of the Week recipients

Week 19
Jeremy Picard-Fiset, (D) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Gavin Burbach, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Dylan Knox, (G) Blind River Beavers

Week 18
Brody Wagner, (G) Abitibi Eskimos
Michael Muzyka, (G) Sudbury Nickel Barons
Eric Hillock, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 17
Brett Wagner, (F) Elliot Lake Bobcats
Joel Horodziejczyk, (G) Soo Thunderbirds
Corbin Bean, (F) Espanola Rivermen

Week 16
Anthony Miller, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Robert Smythe, (F) Espanola Rivermen
Austin Rust, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Week 15
Gavin Burbach, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Kyle Bishop, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
James Vuillemot, (D) Elliot Lake Bobcats

Week 14
Darcy Haines, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Tyler Jones, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Landon Hiebert, (F) Abitibi Eskimos

Week 13
Jeremy Picard-Fiset, (D) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Brenden Locke, (F) Abitibi Eskimos
Joey Miller, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 12
Darcy Haines, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Brennen Dubchak, (F) Espanola Riverman
Khadyn Butterfly, (D) Sudbury Nickel Barons

Week 11
Samuel Wilbur, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Brady Clouthier, (F) Abitibi Eskimos
Kenny Fitzgerald, (G) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Week 10
Corbin Bean, (F) Espanola Rivermen
Everett Thompson, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Brett Wagner, (F) Elliot Lake Bobcats

Week 9
Michael Muzyka, (G) Sudbury Nickel Barons
Ned Simpson, (D) Elliot Lake Bobcats
Andrew Palushaj, (F) Elliot Lake Bobcats

Week 8
Erick Robichaud, (F) Abitibi Eskimos
Dustin Hummel, (G) North Bay Trappers
Steven Babin, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Week 7
Joel Horodziejczyk, (G) Soo Thunderbirds
Sylvain Morin, (G) Abitibi Eskimos
Joakim Jutras, (G) Espanola Rivermen

Week 6
Joel Horodziejczyk, (G) Soo Thunderbirds
Ryan Scherer, (D) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Owen Headrick, (D) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 5
Joel Horodziejczyk, (G) Soo Thunderbirds
Giovanni Foschia, (F) Sudbury Nickel Barons
Grant Syrette, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 4
Brennen Dubchak, (F) Espanola Rivermen
Etienne Roy, (G) Elliot Lake Bobcats
Steven Babin, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Week 3
Gavin Burbach, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Kyle Baril, (F) North Bay Trappers
Ben Miller, (F) Abitibi Eskimos

Week 2
Brennen Dubchak, (F) Espanola Rivermen
Jeremy Picard-Fiset, (D) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Anthony Miller, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 1
Mathieu Lecompte, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Tyler Shanush, (F) Blind River Beavers
Matt Young, (G) Blind River Beavers


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