NOJHL announces Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week



Release Date: Monday, March 7, 2016

NOJHL announces  Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that forwards Logan Fredericks of the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners and Chad Lopez of the Elliot Lake Wildcats, along with Soo Thunderbirds goaltender Brendon Gordon have been named the Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the week, for the period ending March 6.

LOGAN FREDERICKS, (F) KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD MINERS – An offensive force all season long for the Gold Miners, Fredericks continued his torrid play for Kirkland Lake last week amassing another 11 points in just two games as he earned his way into the Eastlink 3 Stars for a second straight time.

The 20-year-old from Millstone Township, N.J., began by scoring once and doling out four assists in a victory over Timmins on Thursday.

Two nights later he erupted for four markers and chipped in with a pair of helpers as the Gold Miners won at Iroquois Falls.

Since Jan. 9, Fredericks has only been held off the score sheet once in 19 outings and has moved into a tie for fourth in league scoring with 85 points. His 50 overall goals also has him holding a share of the league-lead.

CHAD LOPEZ, (F) ELLIOT LAKE WILDCATS – Playing a prominent role in each of Elliot Lake’s three victories last week was Lopez.

The 18-year-old Texan, who calls Dallas home, tallied twice in each Wildcats triumph helping his club earn decisions over Espanola, Cochrane and the Soo Eagles.

Lopez began with a two-goal, one-assist night in a victory over the Express Wednesday.

Friday evening he tacked on a couple more markers as Elliot Lake topped the Crunch at Centennial Arena.

He then wrapped up his week with two tallies in a victory over the Eagles.

On the season the rookie forward sits third on the Wildcats in scoring with 53 points in 51 games on 22 goals and 31 assists.

BRENDON GORDON, (G) SOO THUNDERBIRDS – A solid first year in Jr. A hockey continued for the 19-year-old, who hails from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

Gordon was flawless in both his starts last week as he posted back-to-back shutouts as part of a four-win run for the Thunderbirds.

He began by blanking the rival Soo Eagles Friday night and followed that up by shutting out the Espanola Express Sunday afternoon.

Gordon is now 13-4-0-0 so far this season with the T-Birds and sports a stingy 1.53 goals-against average and a solid .926 save percentage.

His four shutouts are also the second most among all NOJHL netminders in 2015-16.


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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

Week 19
Logan Fredericks, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Hunter Atchison, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Brett Jeffries, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 20
Cole Hepler, (F) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Logan Fredericks, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Aaron Kerr, (F) Timmins Rock

Week 21
Brett Young (G) Cochrane Crunch
Al Rogers, (G) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Matt Blattenberger, (G) Blind River Beavers

Week 22
Caleb Rich, (F) French River Rapids
Bret McInall, (F) French River Rapids
Michael Silveri, (F) Powassan Voodoos

Week 23
Logan Fredericks, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Matthew Murray, (D) Blind River Beavers
Brett Young, (G) Cochrane Crunch

Week 24
Logan Fredericks, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Chad Lopez, (F) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Brendon Gordon, (G) Soo Thunderbirds