NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Release Date: Friday, March 22, 2013
Rusty Joncas of Blind River Beavers named NOJHL director of the year
SUDBURY — The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Friday that Blind River Beavers general manager Rusty Joncas has been named the 2012-13 recipient of the Joe Drago trophy, which is presented annually to the NOJHL’s director of the year.
Joncas was recognized in part for helping construct a Beavers’ roster during the 2012-13 campaign that showed an impressive 16-point improvement in the overall NOJHL regular season standings.
Blind River also recorded five more victories than they did back in 2011-12.
His efforts on behalf of his club also helped Joncas earn a place on the league’s first all-star team at the manager’s position.
Joncas becomes the second person from the Blind River organization to earn the award with Karen Carnahan picking up the honour back in 2003-04.
The following is the all-time list of NOJHL Joe Drago director of the year award recipients:
Director of the Year Season Team
Rusty Joncas 2012-13 Blind River Beavers
Albert Giommi 2011-12 Soo Thunderbirds
Chris Dawson 2010-11 North Bay Trappers
Al Jones 2009-10 Soo Thunderbirds
Oscar Clouthier 2008-09 Sudbury Kal Tire Jr. Wolves
Al Jones 2007-08 Soo Thunderbirds
Scott Marshall 2006-07 Abitibi Eskimos
Mike Rowlandson 2005-06 Sudbury Northern Wolves
Mike Rowlandson 2004-05 Rayside Balfour Sabrecats
Karen Carnahan 2003-04 Blind River Beavers
Chris Flick 2002-03 Sudbury Northern Wolves
Gary Hall 2001-02 Sudbury Northern Wolves
Sam Biasucci 2000-01 Soo Thunderbirds
Scott Marshall 1999-2000 Iroquois Falls Jr. Eskis
Bob Frappier 1998-99 Rayside Balfour Sabrecats
Gary Delorme 1997-98 Rayside Balfour Sabrecats
Alan Campbell 1996-97 Sturgeon Falls Lynx
Gary Delorme 1995-96 Rayside Balfour Sabrecats
Jim Cox 1994-95 Elliot Lake Vikings
Jacques Charette 1993-94 Rouyn-Noranda Capitales
Rolly Larocque 1992-93 Espanola Eagles
Guy Blanchard 1991-92 Powassan Hawks
Guy Blanchard 1990-91 Powassan Passports
Glen Grexton 1989-90 Thessalon Flyers