Voodoos’ Kioki; Beavers’ Adams; Lumberjacks’ Griffioen named NOJHL 3 Stars of the Week

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that forwards Gabinien Kioki (Powassan Voodoos), Lucas Adams (Blind River Beavers) and Max Griffioen (Hearst Lumberjacks) have been selected its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Sept. 15.

GABINIEN KIOKI, (F) POWASSAN VOODOOS – The 18-year-old Timmins product racked up six points over the weekend helping surging Powassan skate to a trio of road victories.

Kioki began by notching the game-winning goal, then added a later assist, in a 4-0 triumph at Cochrane.

He then added another marker in a 5-3 decision in Hearst, then capped off his run with a pair of tallies and a helper in 5-4 overtime win against the Rock.

The second-year Voodoos forward enters the play this week tied for the NOJHL lead in goals with six and has scored 30 times in his first 60 career league contests.

LUCAS ADAMS, (F) BLIND RIVER BEAVERS – Adams clicked offensively in a big way for Blind River helping the Beavers remain unbeaten as they skated to a home-and-home sweep of the Soo Thunderbirds.

The 19-year-old from Keswick, Ont., scored twice in both victories vs. Sault Ste. Marie and also notched the game-winning goal in each outing helping his side improve to 4-0 early in the campaign.

Adams has points in all four games his club has played to date this season and has scored in three straight match-ups.

His five goals has him well on pace to shatter the eight he collected in his rookie year in the NOJHL in 2018-19.

MAX GRIFFIOEN, (F) HEARST LUMBERJACKS – Seeing their first action of the season, the Hearst captain registered goals in each of the three contests his side had over the weekend.

Griffioen began his year by tallying twice, including burying the game-winner in overtime, as the Lumberjacks rallied to edge Kirkland Lake in their home opener.

The 20-year-old, who hails from London, Ont., then scored once and helped set-up another in a narrow setback against a hot Powassan Voodoos squad.

He then wrapped things up with a goal in regulation before notching the lone marker in the shootout as Hearst slipped past Cochrane on Sunday.

Dating back to last season, Griffioen has now registered points in 18 of his past 19 regular season outings.


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Eastlink TV 3 Stars

Week 1
Stephen Minichiello, (F) Cochrane Crunch
Owen Say, (G) Powassan Voodoos
Caleb Serre, (F) Blind River Beavers

Week 2
Gabinien Kioki, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Lucas Adams, (F) Blind River Beavers
Max Griffioen, (F) Hearst Lumberjacks