Cub’s Metivier named NOJHL playoff MVP

PHOTO : Caleigh Fera – Sudbury Light Event Photography

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Thursday that Greater Sudbury Cubs goaltender Noah Metiver has been named its Playoff Most Valuable Player for 2024.

The 20-year-old Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., product led all league netminders in postseason victories and goals-against average at 11 and 1.89 respectively to help backstop the Cubs to the Copeland Cup – McNamara Trophy championship.

His three shutouts also topped the NOJHL and he also shared a fourth with teammate Noah Beaulne.

This was the most shutouts since the 2016 postseason, when Connor Ryckman supplied six for the Soo Thunderbirds.

Metivier, who also garnered NOJHL Playoff MVP laurels in 2022, when he backstopped the Thunderbirds to the league title, only allowed 29 goals in 16 appearances, registering a .931 save percentage, which was second-best overall.

Boasting a pair of lengthy runs without giving up a goal, his efforts featured four games with 35, or more, saves, along with his 11-4 playoff record.

PHOTO : Rob Fera – Sudbury Light Event Photography