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Thunderbirds Culina named honourable mention for CJHL 3 Stars of December

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CJHL MEDIA UPDATE

Release Date: Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Thunderbirds Culina named honourable mention for CJHL 3 Stars of December

CALGARY, Alta. — The Gongshow CJHL 3 Stars for the month of December 2014 are Félix-Antoine Bergeron (Princeville Titan, QJHL), Thomas Stavert (Summerside Western Capitals, MHL) and Cole Golka (Dryden GM Ice Dogs, SIJHL).

1st STAR – FÉLIX-ANTOINE BERGERON, F, Princeville Titan, QJHL (7 GP, 11 G, 12 A, 23 PTS, 3.30 PPG)

Félix-Antoine Bergeron of the Titan Princeville had an amazing month of December. The 20-year-old compiled a record of 11 goals, 12 assists and 23 points in just 7 games.  This included two hat tricks, five power play goals, three shorthanded goals, 1 game winning goal and 7 games with over two points.  He was a +14 during this time and was the QJHL Offensive Player of the Month for December.

2nd STAR – THOMAS STAVERT, F, Summerside Western Capitals, MHL (8 GP, 14 G, 7 A, 21 PTS, 2.63 PPG)

Thomas Stavert of the Summerside Western Capitals played in eight December contests.  During the month Stavert scored 14 goals and added seven assists. The 19 year old from Kensington, Prince Edward Island registered at least one point in every game during the month. In addition, Stavert registered two points or more for six consecutive games leading into the holiday break. Other highlights of Stavert’s performance was a three goal, four point effort on December 12th and a three goal, five point game on December 21st.

3rd STAR – COLE GOLKA, F, Dryden GM Ice Dogs, SIJHL (8 GP, 14 G, 6 A, 20 PTS, 2.50 PPG)

In eight games during the final month of 2014, Cole Golka the 20-year-old from Strathcona County, Alta., registered points in each of the contests he skated in racking up a league-best 14 goals, while also dishing out six assists for a total of 20 points in December.  Currently riding a 10-game point streak, Golka has also scored at least one goal in each of his past seven outings.  He also leads the SIJHL in both overall offensive production and tallies with 51 points and 32 markers.  This marks the second time this season Golka has been earned the SIJHL Gongshow Gear performer of the month after capturing the initial award for the 2014-15 campaign.

Honourable Mentions: Mario Culina, Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL), Graham Hunt, Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL), Felix Chamberland, Pembroke Lumber Kings (CCHL)

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

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 more than 129 teams and 2,900 players and has over 2,951 alumni furthering their hockey careers at the professional, major junior and college level across North America.  For latest CJHL news and features, visit www.cjhlhockey.com and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/cjhlhockey or @cjhlhockey.

About Gongshow Gear Inc. – 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).