NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL Media Update
Release date: Thursday, March 7, 2013
NOJHL 3 STARS OF THE WEEK
Bobcats’ Hennessey, Eskimos’ Kerr, Trappers’ Langford garner weekly accolades
SUDBURY — A pair of home and home matchups not only provided the most compelling drama in the NOJHL last week, they also produced all three representatives to our latest edition of the “NOJHL Three Stars of the Week” for the week ending March 3.
BRIAN HENNESSEY – ELLIOT LAKE BOBCATS: It would be awfully difficult to ignore the first star performance on back-to-back nights of Garnet Valley, Penn., native Brian Hennessey.
The 20-year-old forward racked up seven points over the two-game span, increasing his season total to 29 points in just 18 games.
Since being acquired in early January from the Brockville Braves, Hennessey has vaulted his way up the team scoring parade, currently trailing only Henry Berger and Steve Gaul with just a handful of remaining games.
AARON KERR – ABITIBI ESKIMOS: It’s been a tough go for the Abitibi Eskimos over the past couple of months, but a big 4-3 home ice overtime win over the league-leading North Bay Trappers provided a ray of hope to the core of players who have persevered, through good times and bad.
Timmins native Aaron Kerr is one of just five players on the roster of the Eskimos who has appeared in 40 games or more this year.
The 16-year-old Timmins native picking up a goal and an assist in each of the three games he played last week, bringing his season total to 32 points, including 21 tallies.
STEPHEN LANGFORD – NORTH BAY TRAPPERS: Any team with no less than 18 players sitting with 10 points or more is likely to achieve a measure of success in the NOJHL.
Colorado native Stephen Langford is easily part of said group, surpassing the 30-point plateau with a three-point effort in a bounce-back 6-3 win over Abitibi.
The depth to the North Bay attack will be vital as Langford and his mates look to not only clinch a regular season championship for the Gateway City, but also add some postseason hardware to the team trophy case.