NOJHL announces Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week



Release Date: Monday, April 6, 2015

NOJHL announces Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that  forwards Dustin Cordeiro and Cody Gratton of the Cochrane Crunch along with Soo Thunderbirds netminder Brian Kment have been named the Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the week for the period ending April 5.

DUSTIN CORDEIRO, (F) COCHRANE CRUNCH – Rolling along riding a five-game point streak and topping all NOJHL skaters in playoff scoring with 20 points, Cordeiro was recognized for his efforts in helping Cochrane advance to the league finals.

The Crunch forward, who turned 20 on Saturday, began last week by scoring once and setting up two others as his club took Game 3 of the East Division final vs. Powassan.

Cordeiro capped that off with a hat trick in Game 4 as Cochrane completed a sweep of the Voodoos.

CODY GRATTON, (F) COCHRANE CRUNCH – Gratton picked up five points in two games last week as the Crunch ousted Powassan and earned a berth in the Copeland Cup – McNamara Trophy final against the Soo Thunderbirds.

The 20-year-old from Sudbury struck three times in Game 3 as the Crunch tamed the Voodoos 10-3.

One night later he doled out a pair of assists in a 7-4 triumph as the first-year squad earned their way to the league final.

Gratton enters the NOJHL championship series tied for second in league postseason production with 18 points.

Like Cordeiro, he too has a five-game point streak on the go.

BRIAN KMENT, (G) SOO THUNDERBIRDS – Backstopping the Thunderbirds to their fourth consecutive appearance in the NOJHL finals was goaltender Kment.

The Sault Ste. Marie product, who turned 20 in February, tacked on two more victories last week in three starts as the T-Birds ousted the Elliot Lake Wildcats to capture the NOJHL West division crown.

Both those triumphs for Kment were shutouts to give him a league-best four overall so far in the playoffs along with a 1.67 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage for the week.

After seven postseason starts Kment has a stingy 1.29 average and a solid .942 save mark.


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Eastlink TV 3 Stars


Week 1
Dustin Cordeiro, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Jessie Morin, (G) Sudbury Nickel Barons
Jimmy Roy, (F) Sudbury Nickel Barons

Week 2
A.J. Smith, (G) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Connor Scott, (F) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Jake Staples, (F) Powassan Voodoos

Week 3
Matt Pinder, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Jason Berube, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Cody Gratton, (F) Cochrane Crunch

Week 4
Dustin Cordeiro, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Cody Gratton, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Brian Kment, (G) Soo Thunderbirds