NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL Media Update
Release date: Friday, Feb. 22, 2013
NOJHL 3 STARS OF THE WEEK
Trappers Orser, Gold Miners Komma, Bobcats Cordeiro earn weekly accolades
SUDBURY — While goalkeepers dominated the early part of last week, the scorers came alive in the end, with both groupings represented in the “NOJHL Three Stars of the Week” for the period wrapping up Feb. 17.
BEAU ORSER – NORTH BAY TRAPPERS: Extending his recent scoring streak to six games, Penetanguishene native Beau Orser exploded with a seven-point game in Iroquois Falls last Saturday night.
The-20 year-old puck moving defenseman is in his second stint with head coach Tom McCarthy, having played for the former NHLer during his time with the Huntsville Otters.
Since being acquired from the Port Coquitlam Express over the Christmas break, Orser has registered 20 points in 15 games, bringing key experience to the Trappers blueline.
Despite playing host to the Dudley-Hewitt Cup, Orser and the North Bay crew would love nothing more than to enter the tournament as NOJHL champions.
CHRIS KOMMA – KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD MINERS: The Kirkland Lake Gold Miners brought in netminder Chris Komma from the Boulder Jr. Bisons this year to carry the load between the pipes.
Appearing in 38 of the team’s 45 games, the 20-year-old has done just that.
Suiting up in three games last week, Komma turned aside 57 of the 61 shots he faced, posting a save percentage of 93.0%.
The native of Boise, Idaho has not surrendered more than three goals in his past nine starts, lowering his goals against average to 2.57, good for third in the league.
DUSTIN CORDEIRO – ELLIOT LAKE BOBCATS: Kitchener native Dustin Cordeiro has been a tad streaky in his rookie year with the Elliot Lake Bobcats.
Thankfully for head coach Ryan Leonard and company, his most recent streak is hot.
Cordeiro picked up two goals and a pair of assists in a 6-3 win over Kirkland Lake, giving the 5’9” speedster seven points in his last five games.
The four-point performance represented a season high for the freshman forward as Elliot Lake looks to overtake the slumping Abitibi Eskimos to escape from the NOJHL basement.