NOJHLers among national leaders in CJHL statistics



Release Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017

NOJHLers among national leaders in CJHL statistics

SUDBURY, Ont. – Among the national regular season statistical leaders released by the Canadian Junior Hockey League Saturday, you’ll find a good portion of Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League players and goaltenders nicely represented.

Blind River Beavers forward Yianni Liarakos led the entire 132-team CJHL in game-winning goals with 11.

First-year Powassan Voodoos standout Andy Baker was just one behind Liarakos with 10, which tied him for second spot nationally.

Also among the group of three with 10 game-winners was former Kirkland Lake Gold Miners forward Brayden Stortz, who now skates for the Wellington Dukes of the OJHL.

Meanwhile Timmins Rock captain Jordan Rendle finished knotted for fifth in the CJHL in winning tallies with eight.

In overall goals scored, the Voodoos’ Baker ended up seventh overall across the country and pockets of the U.S.

An ex-NOJHLer in Brennan Roy tied for fifth in CJHL offensive numbers among defencemen as the now Cobourg Cougars D-man collected 57 points.

That was just one more than Josh Dejulio of the Iroquois Falls Eskis, who tied for seventh best in the CJHL. He also shared seventh in assists among defencemen with 45.

Dayton Murray’s five game-winning goals for Powassan tied him for second-most among blueliners in 2016-17 while his 11 power play markers was fourth nationally.

The Eskis duo of Dejulio and rookie Phil Caron ended up fourth and tied for eighth with 19 and 17 respectively in man advantage assists among D-men.

Taking a look at goaltenders, Blind River’s Aidan Doak was second in the CJHL in save percentage at .940 among those who saw a 1,000 or minutes of game action this season.

You also had Voodoos standout goalkeeper and NOJHL most valuable player Nate McDonald tying for 10th in wins with 30.

Rounding out NOJHL players in the Top 10 in CJHL numbers was Soo Thunderbirds netminder Brandon Gordon, who shared ninth spot in shutouts with five.

NOJHL playoff action resumes tonight on two fronts.

Blind River hosts Rayside-Balfour in Game 5 of their best-of-seven series which is currently tied at 2-2 and Timmins entertains Cochrane in Game 4 of their set that the Rock currently leads 2-1.

Both match-ups get underway at 7:30 p.m. and will be streamed live online at