Beavers’ Michael Corson; Voodoos’ Tyson Gilmour; Lumberjacks’ Max Johnson named Eastlink 3 Stars of the week

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Blind River Beavers goaltender Michael Corson along with forwards Tyson Gilmour of the Powassan Voodoos and Max Johnson of the Hearst Lumberjacks have been named its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Oct. 29.

MICHAEL CORSON, (G) BLIND RIVER BEAVERS – Appearing in three of the four Blind River victories last week, the 18-year-old native of Darien, Ill., was impressive allowing only two tallies against while posting a 0.69 goals-against average and securing a .978 save percentage in that span.

Corson began by stopping all 29 shots he faced in relief in a win at Rayside-Balfour last Monday.

He then made 28 saves on 29 attempts in a triumph vs. Espanola Thursday and wrapped up his run by handling 34 shots Saturday as the Beavers topped Elliot Lake.

Since arriving in Blind River earlier this month, Corson has gone 4-1 with a 1.43 average and a .960 save mark.

TYSON GILMOUR, (F) POWASSAN VOODOOS – Skating in three games last week, Gilmour got on the scoresheet in each of them helping Powassan post a 2-0-1 record while extending an unbeaten run to 10 in succession.

The 19-year-old from East York, Ont., began by setting up the tying tally in a 1-1 double overtime draw at Rayside-Balfour Thursday.

One night later Gilmour scored twice, including the game-winner, as the Voodoos got past Kirkland Lake.

He then notched his second straight difference maker as Powassan won at French River Saturday.

Currently riding a seven-game point streak, Gilmour has 23 in total in his first 18 games this season.

MAX JOHNSON, (F) HEARST LUMBERJACKS – The 18-year-old from Maple Grove, Minn., chipped in with four points during a three-game road trip for Hearst where his efforts aided in a pair of Lumberjacks’ victories.

After being blanked in a shutout setback at the Soo Eagles Friday, Johnson chipped in with assist as Hearst won at the Soo Thunderbirds Saturday.

He then finished his weekend in style by registering his first NOJHL hat trick as the Lumberjacks earned a decision at French River Sunday.

The rookie forward is presently tied for the team lead in scoring with 15 points in 17 outings, including seven goals, and sits knotted for sixth overall in offensive production among all first-year skaters.


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Eastlink TV 3 Stars

Week 1
Brandon Gordon, (G) Soo Thunderbirds
Artem Bortovskiy, (G) Hearst Lumberjacks
Max Khull, (F) Blind River Beavers

Week 2
Gregory Trudeau-Paquet, (F) French River Rapids
Dayton Murray, (D) Powassan Voodoos
Garret Boyonoski, (G) Blind River Beavers

Week 3
Jordan Picard, (F) French River Rapids
Zach Bannister, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Gregory Trudeau-Paquet, (F) French River Rapids

Week 4
William Bucsis, (F) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Giordano Finoro, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians
Noah Bennett, (D) Cochrane Crunch

Week 5
Evan Spencer, (F) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Marshal Nikitin, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Carter McPhail, (G) Soo Eagles

Week 6
Harrison Israels, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Nick Techel, (F) Soo Eagles
Jordan Spadafore, (D) Rayside-Balfour Canadians

Week 7
Michael Corson, (G) Blind River Beavers
Tyson Gilmour, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Max Johnson, (F) Hearst Lumberjacks