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NOJHL announces 3 Stars of the week

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Release date: Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

NOJHL announces 3 Stars of the week

SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s 3 Stars of the week for the time period wrapping up Feb. 9 are Kirkland Lake Gold Miners defenceman Jonathon Langford, Soo Thunderbirds forward Gavin Burbach and  North Bay Trappers rookie goaltender Evan Cormier.

JONATHON LANGFORD, (D) KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD MINERS – It was an impressive week that was for Langford as the Gold Miners’ defenceman almost double his season point total by scoring five times and adding a pair of assists helping Kirkland Lake go 2-0-1 in three games.

He began by connecting twice, including burying the game-winner, against Abitibi this past Wednesday.

Friday night he tacked on two more markers in a 4-3 overtime defeat to Elliot Lake and then rounded out his run by adding another goal along with a pair of helpers in a 7-3 win over the Espanola Rivermen on Saturday.

In all the North Cobalt, Ont., product who is in his last season of junior hockey has seen his side go 7-0-1 in contests in which he registers at least one point.

GAVIN BURBACH, (F) SOO THUNDERBIRDS – As the No. 1 ranked team in all of the 128-team Canadian Junior Hockey League rolls along, leading the way for the Soo Thunderbirds is their captain Gavin Burbach.

In two more Thunderbirds’ victories last week the 20-year-old veteran forward tacked on another five points as he increased his overall league-leading total to 78.

He started with a pair of tallies and an assist in a 5-1 victory over Elliot Lake on Wednesday.

Three nights later at Blind River he notched his NOJHL-best 42 goal of the season and set-up another in a 5-2 win over the Beavers.

Burbach has now scored at least one goal in 10 consecutive outings and is riding an 11-game point streak overall.

EVAN CORMIER, (G) NORTH BAY TRAPPERS – In his club’s lone start of the week the rookie netminder turned in a solid 39-save performance to backstop North Bay to a much-needed 3-1 triumph over Espanola on Sunday afternoon.

That comes off an impressive 55-stop night a week previously in a tough 1-0 setback to Sudbury.

On the season the 16-year-old native of Bowmanville, Ont., has faced the second most shots against in the NOJHL at 1,044.

Cormier also sits second in the league in save percentage at .915.

2013-14 NOJHL 3 Stars of the Week recipients

Week 22
Jonathon Langford, (D) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Gavin Burbach, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Evan Cormier, (G) North Bay Trappers

Week 21
Darcy Haines, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Samuel Wilbur, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Gavin Burbach, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 20
Samuel Wilbur, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Darcy Haines, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Jeremy Pominville, (G) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Week 19
Jeremy Picard-Fiset, (D) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Gavin Burbach, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Dylan Knox, (G) Blind River Beavers

Week 18
Brody Wagner, (G) Abitibi Eskimos
Michael Muzyka, (G) Sudbury Nickel Barons
Eric Hillock, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 17
Brett Wagner, (F) Elliot Lake Bobcats
Joel Horodziejczyk, (G) Soo Thunderbirds
Corbin Bean, (F) Espanola Rivermen

Week 16
Anthony Miller, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Robert Smythe, (F) Espanola Rivermen
Austin Rust, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Week 15
Gavin Burbach, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Kyle Bishop, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
James Vuillemot, (D) Elliot Lake Bobcats

Week 14
Darcy Haines, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Tyler Jones, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Landon Hiebert, (F) Abitibi Eskimos

Week 13
Jeremy Picard-Fiset, (D) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Brenden Locke, (F) Abitibi Eskimos
Joey Miller, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 12
Darcy Haines, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Brennen Dubchak, (F) Espanola Riverman
Khadyn Butterfly, (D) Sudbury Nickel Barons

Week 11
Samuel Wilbur, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Brady Clouthier, (F) Abitibi Eskimos
Kenny Fitzgerald, (G) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Week 10
Corbin Bean, (F) Espanola Rivermen
Everett Thompson, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Brett Wagner, (F) Elliot Lake Bobcats

Week 9
Michael Muzyka, (G) Sudbury Nickel Barons
Ned Simpson, (D) Elliot Lake Bobcats
Andrew Palushaj, (F) Elliot Lake Bobcats

Week 8
Erick Robichaud, (F) Abitibi Eskimos
Dustin Hummel, (G) North Bay Trappers
Steven Babin, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Week 7
Joel Horodziejczyk, (G) Soo Thunderbirds
Sylvain Morin, (G) Abitibi Eskimos
Joakim Jutras, (G) Espanola Rivermen

Week 6
Joel Horodziejczyk, (G) Soo Thunderbirds
Ryan Scherer, (D) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Owen Headrick, (D) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 5
Joel Horodziejczyk, (G) Soo Thunderbirds
Giovanni Foschia, (F) Sudbury Nickel Barons
Grant Syrette, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 4
Brennen Dubchak, (F) Espanola Rivermen
Etienne Roy, (G) Elliot Lake Bobcats
Steven Babin, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Week 3
Gavin Burbach, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Kyle Baril, (F) North Bay Trappers
Ben Miller, (F) Abitibi Eskimos

Week 2
Brennen Dubchak, (F) Espanola Rivermen
Jeremy Picard-Fiset, (D) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Anthony Miller, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 1
Mathieu Lecompte, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Tyler Shanush, (F) Blind River Beavers
Matt Young, (G) Blind River Beavers