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NOJHL names its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the week

NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE

NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE

Release Date:  Monday, Nov. 28, 2016

NOJHL names its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the week

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that forward Tyson Gilmour and goaltender Nate McDonald of the Powassan Voodoos along with forward Tristan Simm of the Rayside-Balfour Canadians have been named the Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the week for the period ending Nov. 27.

TYSON GILMOUR, (F) POWASSAN VOODOOS – In four outings this past week the 18-year-old East York, Ont., product scored in each of them helping Powassan extend their impressive winning streak to 17 games.

The son of Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Member, Doug Gilmour, began his run with a goal in a home ice victory over French River this past Monday.

Heading out with the Voodoos on a three-game road swing over the weekend, Gilmour added another marker Friday in a triumph at Cochrane.

Saturday night in Timmins he tacked on two more tallies and also picked up an assist in Powassan’s double overtime decision over the Rock.

Gilmour then capped off his week by scoring once more Sunday afternoon as the Voodoos skated past Iroquois Falls.

On the season the Powassan forward is tied for third in team scoring with 29 points on a dozen tallies and 17 helpers in 26 games.

TRISTAN SIMM, (F) RAYSIDE-BALFOUR CANADIANS – The 19-year-old Surrey, B.C. native amassed seven points last week aiding in Rayside-Balfour’s securing of two wins and a tie.

Simm started by scoring once and setting up two others as the Canadians won at Blind River Friday.

Saturday night in Chelmsford he supplied two tallies, including the game-winner and added an assist in his club’s triumph over visiting Elliot Lake.

He then capped off his performance with a marker in Rayside-Balfour’s double OT draw vs. the Wildcats Sunday.

Simm currently sits second on the Canadians roster in offensive production with 23 points in 26 games, including a team-high 14 goals.

NATE MCDONALD, (G) POWASSAN VOODOOS – In three appearances during the week that was for Powassan, McDonald came away with the victory in each of them bolstering the Voodoos’ efforts in allowing their lengthy win streak to continue.

The 17-year-old netminder, who hails from nearby North Bay, Ont., started off with a spotless five-save relief stint in 20 minutes of work in the third period in the decision over French River.

McDonald then got the start in Cochrane Friday and turned aside 34 of the 35 attempts he saw in the triumph over the Crunch.

He then wrapped up his week by handling 31 of 34 shots fired his way as Powassan edged Timmins in double OT Saturday.

For the week McDonald had a 1.64 goals-against average along with a .946 save percentage.

He has now won in his past nine appearances in net for the Voodoos and leads the NOJHL in average, save percentage and shutouts at 1.90, .931 and three respectively. His 14 victories tie him for top spot in the league.

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Eastlink TV 3 Stars

Week 1
Vincent Robbins, (D) Blind River
Kevin Ford, (F) Kirkland Lake
Konnar Dechaine, (F) Cochrane

Week 2
Victor-Olivier Courchesne, (G) Kirkland Lake
Justyn Gillis, (G) Soo Eagles
MacKenzie Savard, (G) Rayside-Balfour

Week 3
Wayne Mathieu, (F) Timmins Rock
Mark Tassone, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Logan Sawka, (G) Espanola Express

Week 4
Braden Cross, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Matt Kostiw, (G) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Matt Caruso, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 5
Caleb Barris, (G) Timmins Rock
MacKenzie Savard, (G) Rayside-Balfour Canadians
Jacob Shankar, (F) Timmins Rock

Week 6
Artem Bortovskiy, (G) Iroquois Falls Eskis
Caleb Serre, (F) Blind River Beavers
Jake Behse, (D) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 7
Kade Phipps, (G) Soo Eagles
Alex Storjohann, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Chris Murphy, (F) Soo Eagles

Week 8
Gary Mantz, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Myles Hektor, (G) Blind River Beavers
Dayton Murray, (D) Powassan Voodoos

Week 9
Myles Hektor, (G) Blind River Beavers
Zak Lambrecht, (F) Blind River Beavers
James Watier, (D) Timmins Rock

Week 10
Owen Johansson, (G) Rayside-Balfour Canadians
Jacob Palmerio, (F) Soo Eagles
Kyle Liinamaa, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians

Week 11
Tyler Fyfe, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Kade Phipps, (G) Soo Eagles
Konnar Dechaine, (F) Cochrane Crunch

Week 12
Tyson Gilmour, (F), Powassan Voodoos
Tristan Simm, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians
Nate McDonald, (G) Powassan Voodoos