NOJHL announces Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week



Release Date: Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

NOJHL announces  Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that forwards Brett Ouderkirk of the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners and Roman Gaudet of the Soo Eagles along with Timmins Rock defenceman Andrew Castagna have been named the Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the week, for the period ending Jan. 17.

BRETT OUDERKIRK, (F) KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD MINERS – The 18-year-old native of Monkland, Ont., took to the ice twice last week and supplied four points helping Kirkland Lake pick-up a pair of victories as the Gold Miners extended a winning streak to six.

Ouderkirk started off by dishing out two assists, including one on the game-winner in double overtime, as his club edged Cochrane 4-3 on Thursday.

One night later he collected his 18th NOJHL tally of the season and set-up another as Kirkland Lake skated past his former team, the Iroquois Falls Eskis.

Currently having recorded points in seven straight games, Ouderkirk sits second on the Gold Miners and tied for ninth in the league in offensive production with 52 points, including 34 assists.

ROMAN GAUDET, (F) SOO EAGLES – As the Eagles went on the road for a two-game trek, Gaudet paced the club offensively registering five points in away triumphs at Espanola and Rayside-Balfour.

He began by scoring once and dishing out a pair of assists as the Eagles derailed the Express Friday.

The next evening the Eagles forward scored once more and dished out a helper in a 3-1 victory over the Canadians in Chelmsford as he extended a point streak to four.

Since joining the Eagles in October, the 19-year-old Plymouth, Mich., product has averaged over a point-per-game with 24 in 15 outings on eight goals and 16 assists and sits third on his club in offensive production.

ANDREW CASTAGNA, (D) TIMMINS ROCK – Castagna played a pivotal role in the Rock’s lone game last week as he supplied the heroics.

Down 2-0, the 19-year-old native of North Vancouver, B.C. first helped Timmins get on the board in the third period of a home contest vs. Powassan Saturday.

Castagna then tied it in the latter stages of regulation before capping off his impressive night by firing home the game-winner from the point in overtime as the Rock rallied past the Voodoos for his initial NOJHL multi-goal performance and hat trick.

The Timmins blueliner now has eight tallies and 13 assists in 39 games for the Rock to date.


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Eastlink TV 3 Stars

Week 1
Hunter Atchison, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Dustin Cordeiro, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Matt Pinder, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 2
Brett Young, (G) Cochrane Crunch
Aaron Mackay, (G) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Josh Horner, (G) Iroquois Falls Eskis

Week 3
Michael Silveri, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Drake Pilon, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Seamus Gregory, (F) Cochrane Crunch

Week 4
Steve Harland, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Brett Jeffries, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Nathaniel McLeod, (F) Powassan Voodoos

Week 5
Zachary Kercz, (F) Timmins Rock
Alec MacKenzie, (F) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Jeran Knorr, (F) Cochrane Crunch

Week 6
Tyler Peters, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Garrett Forrest, (G) Powassan Voodoos
Caleb Boman, (D) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 7
Brayden Stortz, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Darian Pilon, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
David Osborne, (F) Iroquois Falls Eskis

Week 8
Ryan Erickson, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians
Jessie Morin, (G) Rayside-Balfour Canadians
Otis Goldman, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians

Week 9
Garrett Forrest, (G) Powassan Voodoos
Tyler Peters, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Tyler Gervais-Rolfe, (F) Powassan Voodoos

Week 10
Tyler Mazzocato, (G) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Brayden Stortz, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Hunter Atchison, (F) Cochrane Crunch

Week 11
Ryan Erickson, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians
Otis Goldman, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians
Bradley Chenier, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians

Week 12
Victor-Olivier Courchesne, (G) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Reed Gregory, (F) Soo Eagles
Matt Blattenberger, (G) Blind River Beavers

Week 13
Nathan Hebert, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
John Stevenson, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Nicholas Siracuse, (F) Powassan Voodoos

Week 14
Matthew Caruso, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Michael Caruso, (D) Soo Thunderbirds
Logan Ferrington, (G) Timmins Rock

Week 15
Aaron Kerr, (F) Timmins Rock
Zachary Kercz, (F) Timmins Rock
Tyler Minoletti, (F) Cochrane Crunch

Week 16
David Osborne, F, Iroquois Falls Eskis
Dominik Lavergne, F, Espanola Express
Michael Silveri, F, Powassan Voodoos

Week 17
Brett Ouderkik, F, Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Roman Gaudet, F, Soo Eagles
Andrew Castagna, D, Timmins Rock