NOJHL names its weekly Eastlink 3 Stars



Release Date: Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

NOJHL names its weekly Eastlink 3 Stars
Gold Miners’ Wegleitner, Wildcats’ Spencer, Beavers’ Doak earn weekly honours

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that forwards Gunnar Wegleitner of the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners and Evan Spencer of the Elliot Lake Wildcats, along with Blind River Beavers goaltender Aidan Doak have been named the Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the week for the period ending Jan. 22.

GUNNAR WEGLEITNER, (F) KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD MINERS – Wegleitner’s efforts helped the Gold Miners finish off a three-game road trip with a pair of victories.

After sitting out in a setback at Elliot Lake Friday, the 18-year-old Vancouver, B.C. product returned to the Kirkland Lake line-up Saturday and scored twice, including game-winner, and added an assist in just his second contest with the club helping his new team earn an away triumph at Rayside-Balfour Saturday.

Wegleitner then tacked on two more goals Sunday as the Gold Miners skated to a decision over Espnaola Sunday afternoon.

EVAN SPENCER, (F) ELLIOT LAKE WILDCATS – The 17-year-old from Orangeville, Ont., played a part in all three of the Wildcats wins last week.

Spencer began by notching a goal in a victory over visiting Kirkland Lake Friday.

He then followed that up with a pair of assists in a road triumph at French River Saturday before capping off his week with a tally and another helper in a come from behind triumph over the Soo Eagles Sunday at Centennial Arena.

Since joining Elliot Lake earlier this month, Spencer is averaging a point-per-game with seven in as many outings, including three markers.

AIDAN DOAK, (G) BLIND RIVER BEAVERS – Doak’s lone start last week for the resurgent Beavers was an impressive one as backstopped his side to a triumph over the Soo Eagles Friday.

The 20-year-old native of Newmarket, Ont., stoned the Eagles throughout the contest handling all 57 shots he faced to post his first NOJHL shutout along the way.

The Blind River netminder has gone 4-1-0-0 in his past five appearances and has registered a stingy 1.08 goals-against average and a stellar .972 save percentage in that span.


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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

Week 13
Yianni Liarakos, (F) Blind River Beavers
Andy Baker, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Nate McDonald, (G) Powassan Voodoos

Week 14
Brandon Gordon, (G) Soo Thunderbirds
Myles Hektor, (G) Blind River Beavers
Bain Cunningham, (F) Timmins Rock

Week 15
Matt Kostiw, (G) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Gary Mantz, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Jake Saxton, (F) Soo Eagles

Week 16
Tyler Fyfe, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Trevor Hawkes, (G) Iroquois Falls Eskis
Korlan Vader, (G) French River Rapids

Week 17
Kade Phipps, (G) Soo Eagles
Chris Murphy, (F) Soo Eagles
Al Rogers, (G) Timmins Rock

Week 18
Gunnar Wegleitner, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Evan Spencer, (F) Elliot Lake Wildcats
Aidan Doak, (G) Blind River Beavers