Sudbury’s Haines named CJHL’s 2nd star of the month for March


Release Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sudbury’s Haines named CJHL’s 2nd star of the month for March

SUDBURY — The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced today that Sudbury Nickel Barons forward Darcy Haines has been named the CJHL’s second star of the month for March.

In 13 games last month, the 19-year-old native of Val Caron was impressive, registering 22 points on 7 goals and 15 assists.

Haines recorded 17 of those points in post-season play, which led all skaters in the NOJHL.

Haines was recently named the NOJHL most valuable player while also earning first team all-star honours.

Forward John Edwardh of the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Okotoks Oilers was named first star while goaltender Gordy Defiel of the Superior International Junior Hockey League’s Minnesota Wilderness garnered third star laurels.

Edwardh had 16 points in 12 contests, including 11 goals, six of which were game-winners in AJHL playoff action.

Defiel meanwhile went 5-0 in net for the Wilderness in March posting a stingy 1.40 goals-against average along with a solid .952 save percentage.

Honourable mention went to forwards Joey Davies (Humboldt-SJHL-10GP-11G-3A-14PTS) and Corey Kalk (North York-OJHL-9GP-8G-7A-15PTS)

About the CJHL 3 Stars of the Month

The CJHL 3 Stars of the Month award was announced on February 6 as part of a suite of new CJHL national awards recognizing Junior A hockey’s best players and coaches.

In addition to the 3 Stars of the Month, the new CJHL awards also include annual awards for Most Valuable Player, Top Forward, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender and Top Rookie as well as Coach of the Year and Top NHL Prospect.
About the CJHL

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The CJHL represents more than 120 teams and 2,500 players and has over 2,800 alumni furthering their hockey careers at the professional, major junior and college level across North America.

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