SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that forward Daniel Beaupre (Soo Thunderbirds), goaltender Patrick Boivin (Timmins Rock) and defenceman Brodie McConnell-Barker (Soo Thunderbirds) have been named its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending April 9.
DANIEL BEAUPRE, (F) SOO THUNDERBIRDS – Making his mark in a pair of road games last week, the 19-year-old North Vancouver, B.C., product provided two multi-point performances for the Thunderbirds, helping them take a 2-0 lead on Greater Sudbury in the NOJHL West final.
Some crafty passing helped Beaupre set-up three Sault Ste. Marie tallies against the Cubs and he also notched a key third-period marker in the second game of the best-of-seven affair.
Entering Game 3 tonight in the Soo, Beaupre has assists and points in three straight outings, with a goal and four helpers.
PATRICK BOIVIN, (G) TIMMINS ROCK – Getting the starting nod twice for Timmins last week, Boivin certainly did his part in backstopping the Rock to two victories versus Powassan, helping them move to within a win of advancing to play for the NOJHL championship.
The initial start for the 19-year-old netminder from Blind River saw him post his first league playoff shutout, in a Game 2 blanking of the Voodoos.
He then followed that up with a road win at Powassan to finish off his weekly run with a 1.00 goals-against average, along with a save percentage of .957.
BRODIE MCCONNELL-BARKER, (D) SOO THUNDERBIRDS – The rookie defenceman was a solid contributor at both ends of the ice for the Thunderbirds during the time frame.
Hailing from London, Ont., the 17-year-old blueliner registered his first three NOJHL playoff points, all assists, and was solid defensively, in his club’s two away triumphs last week.
Of McConnell-Barker’s trio of helpers, one was on a game-winner, while his other two came via the power play, against the NOJHL west division-winning Cubs.
EASTLINK TV 3 STARS
Jackson Truchan, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Brady Harroun, (F) Timmins Rock
Chase Strychaluk, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Noah Metivier, (G) Greater Sudbury Cubs
Landon Miller, (G) Soo Thunderbirds
Jacob Brown, (G) Timmins Rock
Daniel Beaupre, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Patrick Boivin, (G) Timmins Rock
Brodie McConnell-Barker, (D) Soo Thunderbirds