NOJHL Notebook: Alumnus Cormier invited to Hockey Canada goaltending camp



Release Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

NOJHL Notebook: Alumnus Cormier invited to Hockey Canada goaltending camp

SUDBURY – Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League alumnus Evan Cormier was one of 34 netminders invited to attend Hockey Canada’s 10th Annual Program of Excellence Goaltending Camp, June 12-14 in Toronto.

The 17-year-old netminder from Bowmanville, Ont., spent the 2013-14 campaign manning the nets for the then North Bay Trappers where he was the youngest player in the NOJHL.

Facing more shots than any goaltender in the league at 1,310, Cormier finished fifth in save percentage at .910.

He played the second most minutes of any stopper in the NOJHL at just over 1,915 and represented the league at both the Summer Select Showcase and the Central Canada Cup Challenge.

For his on-ice efforts Cormier was named a second team NOJHL all-star in goal.

He spent this past season in the Ontario Hockey League with both the North Bay Battalion and the Saginaw Spirit accumulating a dozen victories to his credit along with three shutouts in his initial year of major junior action.

Cormier was one of nine under-20 goaltenders selected to take part in the three-day camp.

Seven other U-18 netminders will also compete as shall another 18 in the under-17 group.

PRESEASON GAMES: Two other NOJHL exhibition contests have been been confirmed on the league preseason schedule.

The 2016 Dudley-Hewitt Cup host Kirkland Lake Gold Miners will tangle with the first-year Timmins Rock in a two-game home-and-home set Aug. 21-22.

The Joe Mavrinac Community Complex will be the site of the opener before shifting to McIntyre Arena in Timmins for the finale the following evening.

Both contests will commence at 7:30 p.m.

Timmins will also take to the ice in a pair of back-to-back match-ups Aug. 28-29 with the Rayside-Balfour Canadians.

McIntyre Arena will be the site in the first game at 7:30 p.m. while the two sides will meet once again the next night at Countryside Arena in Sudbury at 7:15 p.m.

2015 Preseason Schedule (As of June 9-15)    
Dates and times subject to change      
1 Friday, Aug. 21 Timmins Rock Kirkland Lake Gold Miners 7:30 p.m. Joe Mavrinac C.C.
2 Saturday, Aug. 22 Kirkland Lake Gold Miners Timmins Rock 7:30 p.m. McIntyre 
3 Friday, Aug. 28 Rayside-Balfour Canadians Timmins Rock 7:30 p.m. McIntyre 
4 Saturday, Aug. 29 Timmins Rock Rayside-Balfour Canadians 7:15 p.m. Countryside (Sudbury)

RBC CUP 2017: It has been announced that the Cobourg Cougars of the Ontario Junior Hockey League will host the 2017 RBC Cup Canadian Junior A Championship.

The nine-day event is scheduled for May 13-21 at the Cobourg Community Centre.

It will feature the host Cougars squaring off vs. the champions of the Dudley-Hewitt Cup (Central), Fred Page Cup (Eastern) as well as the winner and finalist of the Crescent Point Energy Cup (Western).

The 2016 RBC Cup will be held in Lloydminster, Alta.