Voodoos’ Cicigoi; Canadians’ Lavallee; Rapids’ Daoust named NOJHL’s 3 Stars of the Week

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Powassan Voodoos goaltender Christian Cicigoi, Rayside-Balfour Canadians defenceman Ethan Lavalee and French River Rapids forward Philippe Daoust have been named its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Nov. 11.

CHRISTIAN CICIGOI, (G) POWASSAN VOODOOS – Getting the nod in both of Powassan’s contests during the time frame, Cicigoi won each of them while allowing just three goals against on 50 shots to give him a 1.50 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage for the week.

With victories over French River and Timmins, the 17-year-old netminder from Thunder Bay, Ont., has now won his past five starts for the Voodoos.

Cicigoi’s 10 triumphs overall tie him for second-most in the league so far this season and he boasts an overall record of 33-6-2 in 44 career NOJHL appearances.

ETHAN LAVALLEE, (D) RAYSIDE-BALFOUR CANADIANS – Suiting up for the Canadians in a pair of contests last week, the 18-year-old from Skead, Ont., tallied in both of them helping his side pick up three of a possible four points in the NOJHL standings.

With a goal in a home ice triumph vs. Hearst and another in a shootout setback at the Soo Thunderbirds, Lavallee has now scored in four straight games for the Canadians while also bolstering his squad’s back-end.

On the season he sits tied for second in offensive production among defencemen with 19 points on seven markers and a dozen assists.

PHILIPPE DAOUST, (F) FRENCH RIVER RAPIDS – Helping French River to continue showing marked improvement so far in 2018-19 has been the efforts of Daoust.

He had points in all three outings the Rapids had last week to aid in his club going 1-1-1.

Currently riding a six-game point streak as well as getting on the score sheet in 10 of his past 11 outings, the 17-year-old from Barrie, Ont., enters play this week tied for top spot in NOJHL rookie scoring with 19 points on five goals and 14 assists.


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Eastlink TV 3 Stars

Week 1
David Campbell, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Mihali See, (F) Soo Eagles
Shayne Battler, (G) Cochrane Crunch

Week 2
Cade Herd, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Gregory Brassard, (G) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Brendan Young, (F) Blind River Beavers

Week 3
Joseph Benedeto, (G) Soo Eagles
Joe Vrbetic, (G) Powassan Voodoos
Steven Bellini, (D) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 4
Lucas Theriault, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Tyler Masternak, (G) Timmins Rock
Gregory Trudeau-Paquet, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Week 5
Thomson Phinney, (G) Blind River Beavers
Nick Smith, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Christian Snyder, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Week 6
Tyler Masternak, (G) Timmins Rock
Benjamin Hatanaka, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians
Gabriel LeBlanc, (D) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Week 7
Zach Wickson, (G) Cochrane Crunch
Riley Brosseau, (F) Timmins Rock
Dante Cavaliere, (D) Blind River Beavers

Week 8
Derek Seguin, (F) Timmins Rock
Matthew Bazarin, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Connor Taylor, (F) Elliot Lake Wildcats

Week 9
Will Frustaglio, (F) French River Rapids
Joel Rainville, (G) Espanola Express
Max Griffioen, (F) Hearst Lumberjacks

Week 10
Christian Cicigoi, (G) Powassan Voodoos
Ethan Lavallee, (D) Rayside-Balfour Canadians
Philippe Daoust, (F) French River Rapids