NOJHL announces 1st and 2nd all-star team selections for 2012-13



Release Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

NOJHL announces 1st and 2nd all-star team selections for 2012-13

SUDBURY — The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday their respective first and second all-star teams for the 2012-13 season.

Each all-star squad consists of one goaltender, two defencemen as well as a trio of forwards earning the laurels during the campaign with one player being chosen at the centre, left wing and right wing positions for both teams.

Also earning all-star accolades for both the first and second teams are were a coach, manager and trainer.


GOALTENDER: GREG DODDS, NORTH BAY TRAPPERS — The 20-year-old netminder helped backstop North Bay to a first place finish atop the league standings. … He led all NOJHL goalkeepers in wins with 28, goals-against average at 2.25 and save percentage at .928. … Also has a share of the league lead in shutouts with three. Finished second overall in minutes played among all goaltenders with 2,235:38.

DEFENCE: JEREMY PICARD-FISET, KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD MINERS — Helped anchor the Gold Miners defensive corps all throughout the season. … Topped all blueliners on the club in points with 27. … Of his six goals, four came on the power play.

DEFENCE: ADAM NEWKIRK, BLIND RIVER BEAVERS — The veteran defenceman in his last year of junior hockey skated in all but two games for the Beavers during the regular season amassing 25 points on seven tallies and 18 assists. … Is Blind River’s team captain and logged plenty of minutes each night helping his squad improve their fortunes night in and night out.

CENTRE: DARCY HAINES, SUDBURY NICKEL BARONS — The 19-year-old Haines led at NOJHL skaters in goals during the course of the regular season with 39. … Finished second in league scoring with 81 points. … His 10 power play tallies were the third most in the NOJHL.  … Represented the league at the Canada East World Jr. A Challenge selection camp.

LEFT WING: TAIT SEGUIN, NORTH BAY TRAPPERS — The rookie forward amassed 41 points in 46 games for North Bay this season finishing in the top 20 among in NOJHL scoring. … His 20 tallies were the third most on the Trappers on the campaign. … Second youngest player on any of the two NOJHL all-star squads.

RIGHT WING: SEBASTIEN LEROUX, SUDBURY NICKEL BARONS — Was an offensive force for the Nickel Barons all season leading both Sudbury and the NOJHL in total points with 81. … Led the league in point-per-game average at 1.86.

COACH: MARC LAFLEUR, KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD MINERS — First year bench boss guided an ever-improving Kirkland Lake franchise to the fourth best record in the league this season. … Led his side to a league-low 612 penalty minutes.

MANAGER: RUSTY JONCAS, BLIND RIVER BEAVERS — Helped formulate a Blind River roster this season that showed a 16-point improvement in the league standings this season. … The Beavers also had five more wins than in 2011-12.

TRAINER: MARIO LAINO, SUDBURY NICKEL BARONS — Recognized for his efforts and dedication on the Sudbury staff.


GOALTENDER: JOEL HORODZIEJCZYK, SOO THUNDERBIRDS — Rookie netminder finished second among all NOJHL goaltenders in both goals-against average and save percentage at 2.38 and .918 respectively. … His 19 victories were the third most of any puck stoppers in the league. … Was tied for fourth in shutouts with two.

DEFENCE: MICHAEL CARUSO, SOO THUNDERBIRDS — Helped bolster a solid Soo defensive group that allowed the second fewest goals in the league this season. … Also chipped in with 16 points on the campaign, including four goals. … Youngest of all players on either the first or second all-star squads.

DEFENCE: COLE KLIPPENSTEIN, NORTH BAY TRAPPERS — The 20-year-old native of Franklin, Tenn., topped all NOJHL blueliners in points with 37. …His 18 goals also led all D-men.  … Second among all league skaters in the league in power play tallies with 11.

CENTRE: BRANDON JANKE, NORTH BAY TRAPPERS — Averaged nearly a point-per-game for the Trappers with 42 in 46 outings. … Finished in the top 15 among all NOJHL point producers.

LEFT WING: BRANDON WARMINGTON, SOO THUNDERBIRDS — Tied for seventh in league offensive numbers with 48 points in 44 games. … Seventh overall in man advantage markers with eight. … Tied for fifth in overall goals in the NOJHL with 22.

RIGHT WING: DARCY CASOLA, SOO THUNDERBIRDS — Led the Thunderbirds and was also third overall in NOJHL scoring with 66 points. … His 28 tallies tied him for the third most in the entire league. … Had 46 more points than a season ago.

COACH: DAVE CLANCY, SUDBURY NICKEL BARONS — Making a return to step behind the bench in Sudbury this season saw the Nickel Barons finish a strong third in the league standings in 2012-13 under Clancy’s tutelage.

MANAGER: JIM MACKINNON, KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD MINERS — His efforts help bolster and reenergize a new-look Kirkland Lake franchise that saw their fortunes improve dramatically this season both on and off the ice.

TRAINER: CARLA VINE, KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD MINERS — Honoured for her tireless efforts on behalf of the club.