NOJHL names its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) announced Monday that the goaltending trio of Elijah Grant (French River Rapids); Gavin Disano (Blind River Beavers) and Kolton Bourret (Soo Thunderbirds) have been named its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending November 12.

An exceptional week saw the 19-year-old Mooretown, Ont., product credited with 100-plus saves in winning both of his starts during the time frame.

Grant handled all but one shot in backstopping French River to a victory over Timmins Thursday, then followed that up by saving 55 more attempts in a triumph over Espanola Sunday.

He finished his week with a crisp 1.50 goals-against average along with a stellar save percentage of .973.

GAVIN DISANO, (G) BLIND RIVER BEAVERS: Coming within two minutes and 23 seconds of his second career NOJHL shutout, Disano still turned in a solid performance in collecting a road win at the Soo Eagles on Saturday.

The 20-year-old from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. made 35 stops in all to hand the Eagles just their third home ice setback, in regulation time, this season.

A veteran of 75 league appearances, Disano has won 44 of them, making nearly 2,000 saves in that span, which is the second-most among current active goaltenders.

Making his lone start of the week, Bourret turned aside 33 of 35 in collecting a victory over league-leading Greater Sudbury, Saturday.

Having won each of his past seven games, the 18-year-old from Thunder Bay, Ont., leads all NOJHL netminders in both goals-against average and save percentage at 1.99 and .941 respectively.

Bourret is currently in Trenton, Ont., as part of NOJHL West, who along with NOJHL East, are gearing up to compete in the five-league Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge, which runs today, through Wednesday.


Week 1
Oliver Smith, (F) Greater Sudbury Cubs
Spencer Horgan, (D) Espanola Paper Kings
Alex Little, (D) Powassan Voodoos

Week 2
Nolan Newton, (F) Greater Sudbury Cubs
Owen Cassidy, (D) Iroquois Falls Storm
Braydon Garnhart, (G) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Week 3
Hudson Chitaroni, (F) Greater Sudbury Cubs
Andrey Manov, (D) Blind River Beavers
Connor Hatfield, (G) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 4

Liam Boswell, (F) Hearst Lumberjacks
Jack Paweski, (F) Soo Eagles
Cameron Shanks, (F) Greater Sudbury Cubs

Week 5
Marino Ramirez, (G) Soo Eagles
Kaden Dundas, (D) Soo Thunderbirds
Jakob Kovacs, (F) Blind River Beavers

Week 6
Mason Svarich, (F) Timmins Rock
Jackson Truchan, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
James Legler, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 7
Lucas Signoretti, (F) Espanola Paper Kings
Felix Cadieux-Fredette, (D) Timmins Rock
Matthew Vahramian, (G) Elliot Lake Vikings

Week 8
Lucas Signoretti, (F) Espanola Paper Kings
Tyler Patterson, (F) Hearst Lumberjacks
Noah Metivier, (G) Greater Sudbury Cubs

Week 9
Kenny Belanger Jr., (F) Soo Eagles
Harry Clark, (F) Timmins Rock
Owen Fegusson, (F) Espanola Paper Kings

Week 10
Elijah Grant, (G) French River Rapids
Gavin Disano, (G) Blind River Beavers
Kolton Bourret, (G) Soo Thunderbirds