NOJHL announces Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week




Release Date: Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

NOJHL announces  Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that  Timmins Rock forwards Aaron Kerr and Zachary Kercz along with Cochrane Crunch rookie Tyler Minoletti have been named the Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the week, for the period ending Jan. 3.

AARON KERR, (F) TIMMINS ROCK – The 19-year-old Timmins product began 2016 by notching four goals helping the Rock win a pair of road games over the weekend.

Kerr started off by notching a hat trick, which included the game-winner, as Timmins topped Rayside-Balfour Saturday.

He then added another marker Sunday in his club’s triumph at Elliot Lake.

Since returning home to Timmins in early December, Kerr has scored seven times in as many outings for the Rock and also doled out four assists.

He enters play this week riding a five-game point streak.

ZACHARY KERCZ, (F) TIMMINS ROCK – Kercz continued his solid 2015-16 season over the weekend amassing five points in his squad’s two away wins.

The 20-year-old from Aurora, Ont., dished out three assists in the Rock’s victory over Rayside-Balfour Saturday evening.

Kercz then set-up two more tallies Sunday as Timmins skated away with the decision in Elliot Lake.

He leads the Rock in offensive production so far this season with 59 points in 36 games on 18 goals and a NOJHL-best 41 assists.

Kercz is also tied for third overall in league points.

TYLER MINOLETTI, (F) COCHRANE CRUNCH – The Cochrane first-year forward excelled in his lone contest of the week notching a hat trick, including the game-winner, to help the Crunch clip Iroquois Falls Saturday night at the Tim Horton Event Centre.

The 18-year-old Thunder Bay, Ont., native has 13 goals for Cochrane so far this season, including a four-tally night back in November.

Minoletti also has 13 assists to his credit giving him 26 points in 30 games for the high-scoring Crunch, who lead the NOJHL in total goals with 201.


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Eastlink TV 3 Stars

Week 1
Hunter Atchison, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Dustin Cordeiro, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Matt Pinder, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 2
Brett Young, (G) Cochrane Crunch
Aaron Mackay, (G) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Josh Horner, (G) Iroquois Falls Eskis

Week 3
Michael Silveri, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Drake Pilon, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Seamus Gregory, (F) Cochrane Crunch

Week 4
Steve Harland, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Brett Jeffries, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Nathaniel McLeod, (F) Powassan Voodoos

Week 5
Zachary Kercz, (F) Timmins Rock
Alec MacKenzie, (F) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Jeran Knorr, (F) Cochrane Crunch

Week 6
Tyler Peters, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Garrett Forrest, (G) Powassan Voodoos
Caleb Boman, (D) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 7
Brayden Stortz, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Darian Pilon, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
David Osborne, (F) Iroquois Falls Eskis

Week 8
Ryan Erickson, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians
Jessie Morin, (G) Rayside-Balfour Canadians
Otis Goldman, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians

Week 9
Garrett Forrest, (G) Powassan Voodoos
Tyler Peters, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Tyler Gervais-Rolfe, (F) Powassan Voodoos

Week 10
Tyler Mazzocato, (G) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Brayden Stortz, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Hunter Atchison, (F) Cochrane Crunch

Week 11
Ryan Erickson, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians
Otis Goldman, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians
Bradley Chenier, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians

Week 12
Victor-Olivier Courchesne, (G) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Reed Gregory, (F) Soo Eagles
Matt Blattenberger, (G) Blind River Beavers

Week 13
Nathan Hebert, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
John Stevenson, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Nicholas Siracuse, (F) Powassan Voodoos

Week 14
Matthew Caruso, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Michael Caruso, (D) Soo Thunderbirds
Logan Ferrington, (G) Timmins Rock

Week 15
Aaron Kerr, (F) Timmins Rock
Zachary Kercz, (F) Timmins Rock
Tyler Minoletti, (F) Cochrane Crunch