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NOJHL names its Eastlink 3 Stars of the week

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday forwards Shane Beaulieu of the Powassan Voodoos and Kyle Liinamaa of the Rayside-Balfour Canadians along with Powassan defenceman Eric Allair have been named its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Jan. 21.

SHANE BEAULIEU, (F) POWASSAN VOODOOS – A model of consistency so far this season, the 20-year-old from Whitby, Ont., continued his productive ways for Powassan during a five-game stint in seven days.

Beaulieu etched his name on the scoresheet in all five match-ups his squad had over the time frame as he picked up two goals and doled out eight assists for a 10-point week.

He is currently riding a five-game point streak and had also either tallied or set-up markers in 17 of his past 20 contests.

The offensive upswing has helped the Voodoos forward move into second spot in scoring on his team with 53 points in 40 games on 17 goals and 36 assists.

His is also presently tied for sixth overall among all league skaters in scoring with Elliot Lake’s Jacob Kelly.

KYLE LIINAMAA, (F) RAYSIDE-BALFOUR CANADIANS – Another NOJHLer who continues to produce as of late is Rayside-Balfour’s Liinamaa, who earns league 3 Stars honours for a second straight week.

His latest effort saw him score five times and assist on four others in just two games as the Canadians took a home-and-home versus Espanola. This included a personal single-game high six-point performance on Saturday.

The 19-year-old Sudbury native has currently notched at least one goal in each of his past five contests and has points in nine of his previous 11 match-ups.

ERIC ALLAIR, (D) POWASSAN VOODOOS – Also part of the that busy week for the Voodoos was defenceman Allair.

In the five outings for Powassan the 18-year-old North Bay product scored once and doled out seven assists helping the league-leaders extend their cushion atop the overall NOJHL standings.

Since returning to the organization earlier this month, Allair has scored twice and helped set-up seven others in seven contests.

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Eastlink TV 3 Stars

Week 1
Brandon Gordon, (G) Soo Thunderbirds
Artem Bortovskiy, (G) Hearst Lumberjacks
Max Khull, (F) Blind River Beavers

Week 2
Gregory Trudeau-Paquet, (F) French River Rapids
Dayton Murray, (D) Powassan Voodoos
Garret Boyonoski, (G) Blind River Beavers

Week 3
Jordan Picard, (F) French River Rapids
Zach Bannister, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Gregory Trudeau-Paquet, (F) French River Rapids

Week 4
William Bucsis, (F) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Giordano Finoro, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians
Noah Bennett, (D) Cochrane Crunch

Week 5
Evan Spencer, (F) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Marshal Nikitin, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Carter McPhail, (G) Soo Eagles

Week 6
Harrison Israels, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Nick Techel, (F) Soo Eagles
Jordan Spadafore, (D) Rayside-Balfour Canadians

Week 7
Michael Corson, (G) Blind River Beavers
Tyson Gilmour, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Max Johnson, (F) Hearst Lumberjacks

Week 8
Kyle Herbster, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Jacob Palmerio, (F) Soo Eagles
Eric Jackson, (G) Timmins Rock

Week 9
Ryan Theriault, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Dylan McMahon, (F) Blind River Beavers
Max Khull, (F) Blind River Beavers

Week 10
Gregory Trudeau-Paquet, (F) French River Rapids/Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Nick Techel, (F) Soo Eagles
Harrison Israels, (F) Powassan Voodoos

Week 11
Nick Smith, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Austin Stauffer, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Cameron Moore, (D) Powassan Voodoos

Week 12
Hayden Clark, (D) Soo Eagles
Ethan Lavallee, (D) Rayside-Balfour Canadians
Steve Bellini, (D) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 13
Brandon Gordon, (G) Soo Thunderbirds
Tyler Fyfe, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Tyson Gilmour, (F) Powassan Voodoos

Week 14
Payton Vescio, (D) Powassan Voodoos
Caleb Serre, (F) Blind River Beavers
Kyle Herbster, (F) Cochrane Crunch

Week 15
Michael Corson, (G) Blind River Beavers
Logan Sawka, (G) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Gabriel Rheault, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians

Week 16
Dylan McMahon, (F) Blind River Beavers
Kobe Keller, (F) Soo Eagles
Taylor Woolcott, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians

Week 17
Jacob Kelly, (F) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Kyle Liinamaa, (F) Rayside-Balfour Candians
Dominick Lavergne, (F) Hearst Lumberjacks

Week 18
Shane Beaulieu, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Kyle Liinamaa, (F) Rayside-Balfour Candians
Eric Allair, (D) Powassan Voodoos