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Rayside-Balfour’s Erickson named CJHL’s 1st star for November



Release Date: Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

Rayside-Balfour’s Erickson named CJHL’s 1st star for November

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday that Rayside-Balfour Canadians forward Ryan Erickson has been named the CJHL’s Gongshow Gear Inc. first star of the month for November.

This marks the second time this season a player from the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League has garnered CJHL – Gongshow Gear first star monthly laurels. Hunter Atchison of the Cochrane Crunch earned the accolades for September.

This past month was an impressive one for the 20-year-old Erickson, who hails from Sudbury, as he averaged just over three points-per-game amassing a total of 28 in nine outings for the Canadians.

He scored 13 times, of which three were game-winners, and doled out 15 assists helping Rayside-Balfour go 8-1 in the time frame.

His month also saw him register points in eight of nine games played with seven of those match-ups being multi-point affairs.

Currently riding a seven-game point streak, Erickson now sits in second spot in the NOJHL scoring race with 53 points on 20 goals and 33 assists in 24 contests.  His four game-winning tallies also tie him for fourth overall in the league in that department.

His efforts also earned him NOJHL – Gongshow Gear player of the month honours for November.

Forwards Thomas Stavert of the Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) and Joel Caron of the Sainte-Agathe Montagnards (QJHL) were tabbed the CJHL’s second and third stars of the month respectively.

Stavert supplied 23 points on a dozen markers and 11 helpers in 10 outings while Caron found the back of the net eight times and set-up 17 others for 25 points in 10 contests.


The Gongshow CJHL 3 Stars of the Month is one of the league’s national awards created to recognize Junior A hockey’s best players and coaches.  Each star of the month will receive a gift from Gongshow Gear as well as an award courtesy of Jostens Canada the Official Ring and Award Supplier of the CJHL.


About the CJHL – The Canadian Junior Hockey League is a national organization comprised of all 10 Junior A hockey leagues in Canada. The CJHL represents 131 teams and 2,900 players and has over 2,900 alumni furthering their hockey careers at the professional, major junior and college levels across North America.  For the latest CJHL news and features, visit and follow on Twitter at or @cjhlhockey.


Founded in 2002 by three teammates in the Central Junior “A” Hockey League after identifying the need for a hockey apparel brand that would accurately represent the exciting and exclusive lifestyle that hockey players live. Gongshow was the first Lifestyle Hockey Apparel brand in the world to hit the market in 2002, and this game changing company has since grown into the largest hockey lifestyle clothing brand in the world – selling in over 500 retail locations, in 15 countries internationally, and has hailed comparisons to such pioneering lifestyle brands as Billabong (Surfing Lifestyle), and Burton (Snowboarding Lifestyle).