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NOJHL names its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Soo Thunderbirds’ defenceman Andrew Gibson; Elliot Lake Red Wings’ forward Dayton Clarke and Blind River Beavers’ goaltender Jeremi Delaquis have been named its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Oct. 10.

ANDREW GIBSON, (D) SOO THUNDERBIRDS – Making his NOJHL debut over the weekend, the 16-year-old blueliner was instrumental in each of the two wins the Thunderbirds collected.

The 16-year-old from Windsor, Ont., notched his initial league tally Friday with a laser from the point in the third period in a come from behind victory over the Soo Eagles.

Gibson then blasted home two more markers Saturday and dished out two assists, including one on the game-winner, as part of a four-point night, in a road decision over Espanola.

He was a fourth-round draft pick of the Soo Greyhounds in the 2021 OHL Priority Selection.

DAYTON CLARKE, (F) ELLIOT LAKE RED WINGS – Racking up a NOJHL-high six goals over the period, Clarke has quickly moved into a tie for seventh spot in tallies among league skaters.

Joining Elliot Lake from his hometown of Victoria, B.C., the crafty forward displayed his knack for putting the puck in the net by registering a number of quality offensive strikes for the Red Wings during his run.

Included in his contributions was a pair of power play markers and picking up his initial NOJHL hat trick.

Clarke will enter play this week riding a three-game goal streak, making him the only player on the Red Wings roster to accomplish this feat, so far this campaign.

JEREMI DELAQUIS, (G) BLIND RIVER BEAVERS – The 18-year-old Quispamsis, N.B., product was solid in both of his starts last week, winning each of them, while allowing just two goals in total, in backstopping the Beavers to a pair of victories.

That allowed Delaquis to wrap up the time frame with a 1.00 average and an equally solid .963 save percentage.

The Blind River netminder has now won his past three starts and five of his previous six appearances.

Through his five wins so far on the year, he sports a GAA of 1.20 and a save mark of .953.

EASTLINK TV 3 STARS

Week 1

Christopher Engelbert, (F) Timmins Rock
Nolan Chartrand, (G) Elliot Lake Red Wings
Tyson Doucette, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 2
Rodion Tatarenko, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Brandon Haas, (D) French River Rapids
Gabe Rosek, (G) Soo Eagles

Week 3
Liam Oxner, (G) Hearst Lumberjacks
Creo Solomon, (D) Soo Thunderbirds
Kyler Campbell, (F) Greater Sudbury Cubs

Week 4
Andrew Gibson, (D) Soo Thunderbirds
Dayton Clarke, (F) Elliot Lake Red Wings
Jeremi Delaquis, (G) Blind River Beavers