NOJHL announces Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week



Release Date: Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

NOJHL announces  Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Soo Eagles forward Bradley Hofelich along with goaltenders Victor-Olivier Courchesne of the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners and Aaron Mackay of the Elliot Lake Wildcats have been named the Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the week, for the period ending Jan. 24.

BRADLEY HOFELICH, (F) SOO EAGLES – In three outings last week the 18-year-old Novi, Mich., native scored in each of them helping lead the Eagles to a trio of victories.

Hofelich began with a tally and an assist in an 8-5 triumph over Rayside-Balfour on Wednesday.

Three nights later he notched the game-winning goal as the Eagles edged the league-leading Soo Thunderbirds 2-1 at Pullar Stadium.

He then capped off his run with a marker in a third straight contest as the Eagles blanked Blind River 4-0 in a Sunday road matinee.

On the season Hofelich has eight goals and nine assists in 25 games with the Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.,-based club.

VICTOR-OLIVIER COURCHESNE, (G) KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD MINERS – Taking to the nets at the Joe Mavrinac Community Complex twice last week, Courchesne won both of them as his efforts helped Kirkland Lake extend their current winning streak to eight in succession.

Friday evening the 18-year-old Quebec City, Que., product stopped 22 of the 24 shots fired his way in a well-earned 3-2 victory over a strong Powassan Voodoos squad.

Saturday night Courchesne was strong once again as he shutout high-scoring Cochrane 2-0 with a 26-save performance as the Gold Miners became the first NOJHL side to blank the Crunch this season, who currently pace the league in goals scored with 237.

The victory was his fifth straight as he raised his record to 12-5 on the season while sitting second in the NOJHL in both goals-against average and save percentage at 2.31 and .917 respectively.

AARON MACKAY, (G) ELLIOT LAKE WILDCATS – Three straight starts by Mackay last week produced as many triumphs for Elliot Lake.

The 18-year-old from Millerville, Alta., began with 25 saves in a narrow 2-1 road decision at Espanola on Wednesday.

He followed that with 16 stops in a win over French River and wrapped up his run by handling 21 of the 23 attempts he saw in an away victory at Blind River.

With the three decisions, Mackay now sits fourth in overall wins with 14 as well as third in average at 2.45 and sixth with a .914 save mark.


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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

Week 16
David Osborne, F, Iroquois Falls Eskis
Dominik Lavergne, F, Espanola Express
Michael Silveri, F, Powassan Voodoos

Week 17
Brett Ouderkik, F, Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Roman Gaudet, F, Soo Eagles
Andrew Castagna, D, Timmins Rock

Week 18
Bradley Hofelich, (F) Soo Eagles
Victor-Olivier Courchesne, (G) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Aaron Mackay, (G) Elliot Lake Wildcats