CANADIAN JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Release date: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016
CJHL names its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars for October
Soo Eagles’ Murphy earns honourable mention nod
CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday that forward Joël Caron of les Montagnards de Sainte-Agathe (LHJAAAQ), goaltender Stefano Durante of the Cobourg Cougars (OJHL) and forward Cam Donaldson of the Powell River Kings (BCHL) have been named its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for October.
1ST STAR: JOËL CARON, (F) MONTAGNARDS DE SAINTE-AGATHE (LHJAAAQ) – In 10 games last month the 20-year-old Repentigny, Que., product amassed 30 points by scoring 16 times and doling out 14 assists. In league play he also registered a solid plus-18 rating.
Caron got on the scoresheet in each of his 10 outings in October of which the last nine were multi-point affairs.
Currently riding a 16-game point streak, Caron leads the LHJAAAQ in overall offensive production with a CJHL-best 55-point total having 25 tallies and 30 helpers to his credit.
With files from Julie Lapointe, Communications Director (LHJAAAQ)
2ND STAR: STEFANO DURANTE, COBOURG COUGARS (OJHL) – Netminder Stefano Durante of the Cobourg Cougars led all OJHL goalies with eight victories in nine games played last month.
The third-year netminder continues to provide stellar netminding for the league-leading Cougars who will host the 2017 RBC Cup, Canadian National Junior ‘A’ Championship in the spring.
During nine appearances in October, the 20-year-old native of Brampton, Ont., posted an 8-1-0 record along with a spectacular 1.56 goals against average and .945 save percentage.
Allowing just 14 goals in nine games played, he carried a nine-game winning streak into mid-October before a narrow 2-1 loss to the Wellington Dukes. He would allow more than two goals in a game just three times throughout the time frame and had three, 30-plus-save performances during the month.
Durante currently tops the OJHL with a 1.72 goals-against average while his .933 save mark is third best in the league. He’s also knotted for third overall in victories with 13, just one off the OJHL lead.
With files from Izak Westgate, Director of Operations (OJHL)
3RD STAR: CAM DONALDSON, POWELL RIVER KINGS (BCHL) – The native of McKinney, Texas posted 10 goals and 12 assists for 22 points in a dozen games for the month.
Donaldson was named the BCHL’s player of the month for October and was a game star six times, including being tabbed the first star on three occasions.
He was held off the scoresheet just twice in the 12 outings and scored the game-winning goal in two contests.
The five-foot-eight-inch, 163-pound forward’s production helped the Kings to a 9-3 mark in October and vaulted them into first place in the Island Division.
Donaldson presently shares fifth place in BCHL scoring with 30 points on 15 markers and boasts as many helpers as well.
He also has secured a NCAA D-I commitment to Cornell University (ECAC) for next season.
With files from Brent Mutis, Communications Director (BCHL)
Earning honourable mention for the CJHL – Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for October were:
Jordan Xavier, (F) Calgary Mustangs (AJHL); Bradley Dobson, (G) Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL); Roman Bengert, (G) Steinbach Pistons (MJHL); Kyle Tibbo, (F) Truro Bearcats (MHL); Chris Murphy, (F) Soo Eagles (NOJHL); Ben Duperreault, (F) Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL) & Sidney Gladue, (F) English River Miners (SIJHL).
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).
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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 132 teams and over 3,000 players. They also boast over 2,800 former players furthering their hockey careers at the professional, major junior and college level across North America.
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