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CJHL Media Update
Release date: Friday, March 9, 2018

CJHL names its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars for February
Logan Schatz (SJHL); Kyle Auger (SIJHL); Kyle Herbster (NOJHL) earn monthly accolades

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Friday that forward Logan Schatz (Humboldt Broncos, SJHL); defenceman Kyle Auger (Thunder Bay North Stars, SIJHL) and forward Kyle Herbster (Cochrane Crunch, NOJHL) have been named its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for February.

1ST STAR: LOGAN SCHATZ, (F) HUMBOLDT BRONCOS (SJHL) – Suiting up in nine contests in February, the 20-year-old from Allan Sask., racked up multiple-point nights in eight of them by notching five goals and supplying 15 assists. … Heading into the final night of the SJHL’s regular season, Schatz sits second in league offensive production with 85 points through 57 games on 22 tallies and 63 assists. … He has also etched his name on the scoresheet in 47 of those contests, including 24 multi-point match-ups.

With files from Mike Stackhouse, Director of Communications (SJHL)

2ND STAR: KYLE AUGER, (D) THUNDER BAY NORTH STARS (SIJHL) – Taking to the ice 11 times for surging Thunder Bay, the 19-year-old blueliner amassed 18 points along the way on nine goals and as many assists helping his hometown side go 8-1-1-1 during the month. … Three of his markers were game-winners from the point and he was selected the SIJHL’s most recent CCM Hockey Performer of the Month. … Sporting a six-game point streak, Auger has produced at over a point-per-game pace with the North Stars since joining the club back in early January, picking up 31 in 22 outings on a dozen tallies and 18 helpers along the way. … He presently tops all SIJHL defencemen in game-winning markers with five, which ties him for third overall in his league.

With files from Bryan Graham, Commissioner (SIJHL)

3RD STAR: KYLE HERBSTER, (F) COCHRANE CRUNCH (NOHL) – A solid month for the 19-year-old from Cary, Ill., saw him rack up 21 points in the time frame as he produced a half-dozen goals and 15 helpers. … This included one game-winner and seven multi-point contests for Cochrane. … Herbster also claimed the NOJHL scoring title with a career single-season high 86 points, including 36 tallies, in 55 games. … His eight shorthanded goals led all league skaters and he was also tabbed a NOJHL Second Team CCM Hockey All-Star at right wing.

With files from David Harrison, Statistician & Historian (NOJHL)

Earning honourable mention for the CJHL – Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for February were:

Will Conley, (F) Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL); Owen Sillinger, (F) Penticton Vees (BCHL); Tim Theochardis, (D) Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL); Maxime Bourdas, (F) Inouk de Granby (LHJAAAQ); Matt Christian, (F) Winkler Flyers (MJHL); Jake Bricknell, (F) Aurora Tigers (OJHL) & Brodie MacArthur, (F) Summerside Western Capitals (MHL).

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Media Update

Release date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

CJHL names its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars for January
T.J. Shea (Summerside Western Capitals-MHL); Connor Hicks (Ottawa Jr. A Senators-CCHL); Alex Newhook (Victoria Grizzlies-BCHL) earn monthly honours

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday that forward T.J. Shea (Summerside Western Capitals, MHL); goaltender Connor Hicks (Ottawa Jr. A Senators, CCHL) and forward Alex Newhook (Victoria Grizzlies, BCHL) have been named its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for January.

1ST STAR: T.J. SHEA, (F) SUMMERSIDE WESTERN CAPITALS (MHL) – In 10 games last month, the 19-year-old from Tignish, P.E.I. put on an offensive clinic by scoring eight times and adding 20 assists for the Western Capitals. … Not only did Shea record a point in each of his team’s contests in January, it was part of an impressive 33-game point streak he registered from Oct. 7 through Feb. 2. … He registered multiple points in all but two of those 33 contests. … Shea currently tops all MHL skaters in scoring with 97 points while leading his league in goals and assists with 39 and 58 respectively.

With files from Will MacLaren, Director of Communications (MHL)

2ND STAR: CONNOR HICKS, (G) OTTAWA JR. A SENATORS (CCHL) – January was a stellar one for the 2018 Fred Page Cup-host Jr. A Senators’ goalkeeper. … The veteran netminder, who is in his last year of Jr. A play, went an impressive 8-0-1 for Ottawa while registering a stingy 1.65 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage along with a pair of shutouts. … The Kanata, Ont., product is currently 17-1-0-2 to date with the Jr. A Senators and sports a 1.81 average, a .938 save mark and five shutouts. … Hicks will attend Dalhousie University and play U-Sports hockey in the AUS in the fall.

With files from Sean Marcellus, Director of Hockey Operations (CCHL)

3RD STAR: ALEX NEWHOOK, (F) VICTORIA GRIZZLIES (BCHL) – In a dozen outings last month for Victoria, the 17-year-old forward, who hails from St. John’s, N.L., recorded seven goals and chipped in with 14 assists for 21 points. … Newhook boasted multiple points in seven of the contests, including a four-point effort. … Currently pacing all BCHL rookies in offensive production, Newhook also sits fourth among all players in the league with 66 points in just 45 games, having tallied 22 times while helping set-up 44 others. … He is also committed to play NCAA hockey on scholarship where he will attend Boston College (Hockey East) starting in the 2019-20 campaign.

With files from Brent Mutis, Communications Director (BCHL)

Earning Honourable Mention for the CJHL – Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for January were:

Chris Van Os-Shaw, (F) Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL); Marc-Antonie Dufour, (G) Inouk de Granby (LHJAAAQ); Dexter Kuczek, (F) Winnipeg Blues (MJHL); Kyle Liinamaa, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians (NOJHL); Nathan Torchia, (G) Georgetown Raiders (OJHL); Layne Young, (F) Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) & Jacen Bracko, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL).

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Media Update

Release date: Thursday, January 18, 2018

CJHL names its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars for December
McDougall (SJHL); Jankowski (CCHL); Thiessen (MJHL) earn monthly honours

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Thursday that defenceman Josh McDougall (Nipawin Hawks, SJHL); forward David Jankowski (Hawkesbury Hawks, CCHL) and goaltender Matt Thiessen (Steinbach Pistons, MJHL) have been named its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for December.

1ST STAR: JOSH MCDOUGALL, (D) NIPAWIN HAWKS (SJHL) – A 17-point run last month helped the Nipawin defenceman garner CJHL 1st Star accolades. … The 19-year-old Prince Albert, Sask., product racked up four goals and 13 assists in December, which included four outings of three points or more. … The Mercyhurst University commitment currently paces his team and all SJHL D-men in offensive production with 50 points in 38 contests on 11 tallies and 39 helpers. … He’s also fifth overall in league scoring among all skaters.

With files from Mike Stackhouse, Communications (SJHL)

2ND STAR: DAVID JANKOWSKI, (F) HAWKESBURY HAWKS (CCHL) – Suiting up in nine games last month, the 20-year-old from Waterloo, Ont., etched his name on the scoresheet in all of them amassing a dozen markers along with seven helpers for 19 points while serving as captain of the Hawkesbury Hawks. … Jankowski’s efforts also earned him CCHL Player of the Month honours for the second straight time.  The 20-year-old St. Lawrence University NCAA D-I commit presently leads the CCHL in scoring with 62 points, having notched 28 goals and set-up 34 others through 40 games.

With files from Sean Marcellus, Director of Hockey Operations (CCHL)

3RD STAR: MATT THIESSEN, (G) STEINBACH PISTONS (MJHL) – The Steinbach Pistons goaltender was unbeatable in December going a perfect 7-0-0 for his MJHL-leading side. … Still just 17, the Altona, Man., native posted a stingy 1.69 goals-against average in the time frame along with a solid .934 save percentage and one shutout. … The rookie netminder leads the MJHL in average at 2.05 as does his .924 save mark while posting a 19-3-0 overall record. … Earning his league’s Goaltender of the Month award as well, Thiessen recently committed to attend the University of Maine where he will play for the Black Bears.

With files from Brian Smiley, Media Relations Officer (MJHL)

Earning honourable mention for the CJHL – Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for December were:

Tanner Laderoute, (F) Okotoks Oilers (AJHL); Alex Newhook, (F) Victoria Grizzlies, (BCHL); William Leclerc, (F) Forts de Chambly (LHJAAAQ); T.J. O’Shea, (F) Summerside Western Capitals (MHL); Nick Techel, (F) Soo Eagles (NOJHL); Jack Bricknell, (F) Aurora Tigers (OJHL) & Jacen Bracko, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL).

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Media Update

Release date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

CJHL names its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars for November
Bernier (AJHL); Hamelin (LHJAAAQ); Petersen (MJHL) earn monthly honours

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday that forwards Justin Bernier (Grande Prairie Storm, AJHL) and Brendan Hamelin (Cobras de Terrebonne, LHJAAAQ) as well as goaltender Lasse Petersen (Portage Terriers, AJHL) have been named its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for November.

1ST STAR: JUSTIN BERNIER, (F) GRANDE PRAIRIE STORM (AJHL) – The 20-year-old Bernier racked up 17 points in just 10 games for his AJHL side, the Grande Prairie Storm, last month. …. Bernier etched his name on the scoresheet in nine of those outings collecting five goals and a dozen assists in that span. … His efforts also earned him his league player of the month laurels for November. … The Montmagny, Que., product currently leads the AJHL in scoring with 51 points in just 34 outings, including 20 goals.

With files from Charla Flett, Vice-President, Communications (AJHL)

2ND STAR: BRENDAN HAMELIN, (F) COBRAS DE TERREBONNE (LHJAAAQ) – Hamelin was an offensive force for the LHJAAAQ-leading Cobras last month. … The veteran 20-year-old right winger was impressive racking up 26 points in just seven games on five tallies and 21 helpers. … The LHJAAAQ’s first star of the month also posted a solid plus-19 rating for Terrebonne. … Hailing from St-Lin-Laurentides, Que., Hamelin tops his league in points with 83 after 31 games on 24 goals and 59 assists.

With files from Yves Bolduc, Director of Administration & Communications (LHJAAAQ)

3RD STAR: LASSE PETERSEN, (G) PORTAGE TERRIERS (MJHL) – Petersen reeled off seven victories in November for the defending MJHL champion Terriers, which helped him earn league goaltender of the month honours. … November saw him post a 1.84 goals-against average along with a solid .933 save percentage and one shutout for Portage. … A former netminder for Denmark in international competition at the under-20, U-18 and U-16 levels, Petersen also boasts 73 appearances in the WHL.

With files from Brian Smiley, Media Relations Officer  (MJHL)

Earning honourable mention for the CJHL – Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for November were:

Jasper Weatherby, (F) Wenatchee Wild, (BCHL); Bradley Dobson, (G) Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL); Greg Maggio, (G) Campbellton Tigers (MHL); Tyson Gilmour, (F) Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL); Colby Muise, (G) North York Rangers (OJHL); MacGregor Sinclair, (F) Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) & Brad Thrower, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL).

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Media Update

Release date: Friday, November 24, 2017

CJHL announces its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the month
Lambert (OJHL); Westgard (BCHL); Shea (MHL) earn October monthly honours

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Friday that defenceman Hudson Lambert of the Orangeville Flyers (OJHL), forward Ty Westgard of the Surrey Eagles (BCHL) as well as forward T.J. Shea of the Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) have been named its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for October.

1ST STAR: HUDSON LAMBERT, (D) ORANGEVILLE FLYERS (OJHL) – October was an impressive one for the Orangeville blueliner. … The 18-year-old Richmond Hill, Ont., product took to the ice in 12 outings for the Flyers last month and proceeded to collect points in 10 of them, totalling 18 in all on four goals and 14 assists. … Six of those contests were multi-point affairs. … Lambert currently tops all Orangeville skaters in offensive production and presently paces all OJHL defencemen in points with 30, of which 12 have come via the power play.

With files from Brent Garbutt, Director, Hockey Operations (OJHL)

2ND STAR: TY WESTGARD, (F) SURREY EAGLES (BCHL) – A 20-point month saw Westgard post four goals and 16 assists in just 11 games for his hometown Eagles’ side. … He etched his name on the scoresheet in every game in October for Surrey, which was part of a 16-game point streak he produced earlier this season. … Westgard had multiple points on seven occasions and was named a game star in six of the match-ups and added one game-winning goal to his stat line as well. … The six-foot, 190-pound forward currently leads the BCHL in assists with 30 in 27 outings this season and is fourth overall in BCHL scoring with 37 points.

With files from Brent Mutis, Communications Director (BCHL)

3RD STAR: T.J. SHEA, (F) SUMMERSIDE WESTERN CAPITALS (MHL) – In 10 games last month with Summerside, the 19-year-old from Tignish, P.E.I. put up big numbers for the Western Capitals by scoring eight times and doling out 14 assists for 22 points. … The second-year MHLer recorded two points or more in nine of those contests, including a four-point effort against the Amherst Ramblers. … Shea is currently riding an impressive 12-game point streak in which he has registered multiple points in each of them. … He also leads the MHL in scoring with 35 points on 14 goals and a league-best 21 assists.

With files from Will MacLaren, Director of Communications (MHL)

Earning honourable mention for the CJHL – Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for October were:

Alex Young, (F) Canmore Eagles (AJHL); Matthew Petizian, (G) Hawkesbury Hawks (CCHL); Bradley Schoonbaert, Steinbach Pistons (MJHL); Tyler Fyfe, Kirkland Lake Gold Miners, (F) NOJHL; Phillippe Pelletier-Leblanc, (F) Flames de Gatineau (LHJAAAQ); Zach Goberis, (F) Estevan Bruins & Parker Simonson (F) Thief River Falls Norskies (SIJHL).

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CANADIAN JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE

Media Update

Release date: Saturday, March 11, 2017

CJHL names its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars for February
Robson (BCHL); Ferguson (AJHL); Jacome (OJHL) earn monthly honours

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced today that goaltender Mathew Robson of the Penticton Vees (BCHL) along with forwards Logan Ferguson of the Canmore Eagles (AJHL) and Jack Jacome of the Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) have been named its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for February.

1ST STAR: MATHEW ROBSON, (G) PENTICTON VEES (BCHL) – Penticton goaltender Mat Robson posted an 8-2-0-0 mark for the month, helping the Vees secure top spot in their division and a first-round bye in the BCHL playoffs. … The 20-year-old Toronto, Ont., native turned aside 278 of the 289 shots that came his way and registered a sparkling .961 save percentage. … Robson also posted three shutouts in February to help him record a stingy 1.10 goals-against average in his 10 starts. … The six-foot-three-inch, 190-pound netminder was named a game star on four occasions. … Robson’s six shutouts for the season was tops in the BCHL … He earlier committed to attend school on NCAA scholarship at the University of Minnesota for next season where he’ll play Big 10 hockey for the Golden Gophers. … Robson also earned BCHL player of the month laurels for February.

With files from Brent Mutis, Communications Director (BCHL)

2ND STAR: LOGAN FERGUSON, (F) CANMORE EAGLES (AJHL) – Ferguson was an offensive force in the AJHL last month etching his name on the scoresheet in all 11 outings he took part in amassing 27 points, including 20 assists. … A total of eight of those contests were multi-point affairs. … The 19-year-old Calgary, Alta., product finished second in AJHL scoring with 94 points after notching 32 goals and helping set-up 62 others. …He was also tied for second in point-per-game average in his league at 1.6. … Ferguson previously picked up one AJHL player of the week honours and was selected the league’s player of the month. … The Eagles alternate captain was a finalist for the AJHL’s Most Dedicated Player award. … Ferguson has committed to attend Holy Cross on NCAA D-I scholarship and skate for the Crusaders of the Atlantic Hockey conference.

With files from Charla Flett, Vice-President – Communications (AJHL)

3RD STAR: JACK JACOME, (F) GEORGETOWN RAIDERS (OJHL) – The diminutive Georgetown forward captured his second OJHL player-of-the-month award in 2016-17 by averaging 2.37 points-per-game in February to help the Raiders clinch the OJHL’s regular season title. … In all, Jacome’s nine goals last month were tops in the South-West Conference, while his 19 points in eight games played were three more than his closest competition in the entire league. … His efforts helped him lead the OJHL in offensive production and capture their top scorer award with 91 points in total. … Among his contributions last month were six multiple points nights, including a four-point and a six-point outing, as well as notch his second hat trick of the season. … The 18-year-old Jacome, who hails from Caledon, Ont., is also committed to the NCAA as he’ll attend school at Clarkson University and compete in the ECAC with Golden Knights commencing in the fall.

With files from Izak Westgate, Director of Operations  (OJHL)

Earning honourable mention for the CJHL – Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for February were:

Liam Lascelle, (G) Cornwall Colts (CCHL); Jeremey Leipsic, (F) Portage Terriers (MJHL); Brady Griffin-Hefford, (F) St. Stephen Aces (MHL); Alex Storjohann, Kirkland Lake Gold Miners, (F) NOJHL; William Gignac, (F) Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ); Josh Bly, (F) Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) & Ben Dennis (G) Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL).

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Media Update

Release date: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017


CJHL names its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars for January
Evans (BCHL); Tibbo (MHL); Couture (CCHL) earn monthly accolades

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced today that forwards Jonny Evans of the Powell River Kings (BCHL), Kyle Tibbo of the Truro Bearcats (MHL) and Xavier Couture of the Cumberland Grads (CCHL) have been named its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for January.

1ST STAR: JONNY EVANS, (F) POWELL RIVER KINGS (BCHL) – A stellar first month of 2017 saw the 19-year-old Delta, B.C. product amass 24 points in 11 outings while helping Powell River post an impressive 10-1 record.

In all Evans notched 11 goals and helped set-up 13 others for the Kings.

He recorded multiple points in six of the contests, which were all wins, and he was named a game star on six occasions. Included in his efforts was a six-point night, which featured four tallies.

Evans presently sits seconds in BCHL scoring with 76 points in 54 games including 35 markers.

With files from Brent Mutis, Communications Director (BCHL)

2ND STAR: KLYE TIBBO, (F) TRURO BEARCATS (MHL) – In eight games in January, the 20-year-old from Conception Bay South, Nfld., scored 10 times and added six assists for Truro.

Also among his accomplishments last month were five consecutive multi-point games, including a hat trick and an assist on Jan. 15 against the Valley Wildcats and a goal and three helpers vs. the Summerside Western Capitals on Jan. 19.

Tibbo, who won a MHL Kent Cup Championship with the Bearcats in 2014, currently paces all skaters in his league in offensive production with 70 points in just 40 games with a league-high 36 tallies along with 34 assists. He was earlier named the MHL’s Gongshow Gear first star of the month for January.

With files from Will MacLaren, Director of Communications (MHL)

3RD STAR: XAVIER COUTURE, (F) CUMBERLAND GRADS (CCHL) – Couture earns CJHL accolades after also picking up CCHL player of month laurels in January.

An impressive run saw the 20-year-old from Rouyn Noranda, Que., etch his name on the score sheet in all eight games he skated in for the Grads.

Couture collected eight goals and seven assists in the time frame helping Cumberland post a 4-2-1-1 record for the month and help keep his club in playoff contention.

His efforts also earned him three game stars including a first, a second and a third.

Couture has points in each of the past 16 league contests he has played in and sits second on the Grads in scoring where he’s averaging over a point-per-game with 54 in 47 match-ups on a team-best 27 goals along with 27 assists.

He previously picked up CCM Hockey CCHL player of the month honours for January.

With files from Tony House, Vice-President – Communications & Media Relations  (CCHL)

Earning honourable mention for the CJHL – Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for January were:

Oliver Chau, (F) Brooks Bandits (AJHL); Roman Bengert, (G) Steinbach Pistons (MJHL); Kyle Liinimaa, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians (NOJHL); Cameron Wright, (F) St. Michael’s Buzzers (OJHL); Jean-Philippe Beaulieu, (F) Collège Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ); Eric Bolden, (F) Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) & Braden Allkins (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL).

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Media Update

Release date: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017


CJHL names its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars for December
Janzen, Trenton (OJHL); Leipsic, Portage (MJHL); Virtanen, Fort Frances (SIJHL) earn monthly laurels

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday that Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) goaltender, Portage Terriers (MJHL) forward Jeremey Leipsic and Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) forward Jared Virtanen have been named its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for December.

1ST STAR: CHRIS JANZEN, (G) TRENTON GOLDEN HAWKS (OJHL) – A stellar final month of 2016 saw Janzen post a perfect 8-0-0-0 record for the Golden Hawks.

The 20-year-old from Fonthill, Ont., leads all netminders in the OJHL in wins, goals-against average and shutouts at 27, 1.88 and four respectively.

Janzen also sits second overall in his 22-team league in save percentage at .929.

He has been named the OJHL’s player and goaltender of the month on three separate occasions already this season for the 2017 Dudley-Hewitt Cup hosts from Trenton.

With files from Izak Westgate, Director of Operations (OJHL)

2ND STAR: JEREMEY LEIPSIC, (F) PORTAGE TERRIERS (MJHL) – Taking to the ice nine times in December for the Terriers, the 19-year-old Leipsic was an offensive force with the defending MJHL champions totalling 19 points on five goals and 14 assists in that span.

The Winnipeg, Man., product had seven multi-point games during the time frame and was named a game star twice.

His efforts also earned him MJHL RBC player of the month honours.

Leipsic currently leads all skaters in the MJHL in scoring with 67 points in just 38 outings on 21 tallies and a league-best 46 assists.

He also tops the MJHL in power play points with 18 and point-per-game average at 1.88.

With files from Brian Smiley, Media Relations Officer (MJHL)

3RD STAR: JARED VIRTANEN, (F) FORT FRANCES LAKERS (SIJHL) – In seven contests played for the three-time defending SIJHL Bill Salonen Cup champion Lakers last month, the 20-year-old from Abbotsford, B.C., recorded points in each of them, amassing 20 in total on three goals and 17 assists.

Virtanen currently paces Fort Frances in offensive production with 45 points as he has scored 10 times and dished out a league-best 35 assists through 24 games played.

The Lakers’ assistant captain is currently tied for second in SIJHL scoring and leads the league in point-per-game average at 1.88.

He is also presently riding a 14-game point streak and has been held off the scoresheet just once so far this season with Fort Frances.

Virtanen was earlier named the SIJHL’s CCM Hockey performer of the month for December.

With files from Bryan Graham, Commissioner (SIJHL)

Earning honourable mention for the CJHL – Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for December were:

Justin Young, (F) Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL); Brendan Harris, (F) Wenatchee Wild (BCHL); Grant Hebert, (F) Cumberland Grads (CCHL); Matt Lapointe, (F) Amherst Ramblers (MHL); Yianni Liarakos, (F) Blind River Beavers (NOJHL); Joey Brennan, (F) Gatineau Flames (LHJAAAQ) & Rylee Zimmer (F) Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL).

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Media Update

Release date: Friday, Dec. 9, 2016


CJHL names its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars for November
Reitmeier (SJHL); Makar (AJHL); McDonald (NOJHL) garner monthly laurels

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Friday that forward Gryson Reitmeier of the Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL), defenceman Cale Makar of the Brooks Bandits (AJHL) and goaltender Nate McDonald of the Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) have been named its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for November.

1ST STAR: GRYSON REITMEIER, (F) FLIN FLON BOMBERS (SJHL) – Competing in nine games last month the 20-year-old Nakusp, B.C., product etched his name on the scoresheet in all of them averaging two points-per-game for the Bombers totalling eight goals and 10 assists during the time frame.

Among the highlights was a hat trick against the Kindersley Klippers on Nov. 24 that sparked a run of six points in three outings helping him earn SJHL player of the month honours for November.

Entering play this weekend, Reitmeier is sporting a solid 12-game point streak in which he has scored 11 times and helped set-up 14 others.

The Flin Flon forward is also presently third in SJHL offensive production with 39 points in 30 games.

With files from Mike Stackhouse, Communications (SJHL)

2ND STAR: CALE MAKAR, BROOK BANDITS (AJHL) – Skating for No. 8 CJHL-ranked Brooks, Makar was earlier tabbed AJHL player of the month for November after topping all AJHL defencemen in scoring with 12 points, including six goals, in 10 games.

Makar currently leads all AJHL blueliners in scoring this season with 38 points on 11 tallies and 27 helpers.

The 18-year-old from Calgary, Alta., has three game-winning goals for the Bandits to date and was also selected to play for Team Canada West at the upcoming World Junior A Challenge in Bonnyville, Alta.

Currently riding a six-game point streak, Makar is on the NHL Central Scouting Watch List for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

He has also committed to attend NCAA D-I University of Massachusetts on scholarship.

With files from Charla Flett, V.P. Communications (AJHL)

3RD STAR: NATE MCDONALD, (G) POWASSAN VOODOOS (NOJHL) – Another stellar run for McDonald helped him earn NOJHL monthly top goaltender laurels for a second time this season.

In six appearances in November he came away with victories in all of them helping backstop Powassan extend their current CJHL-high 20-game winning streak.

During November he registered a stingy 1.66 goals-against average along with a solid .939 save percentage.

The 17-year-old native of North Bay, Ont., was a member of Team NOJHL at the recently completed Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge in Cornwall, Ont., and has come away victorious in his last 12 regular season appearances for the league-leading Voodoos, who were fifth in the latest CJHL rankings.

McDonald continues to pace all NOJHL netminders in goals-against average, save percentage, wins and shutouts at 1.97, .929, 17 and three respectively.

With files from David Harrison, Statistician/Historian (NOHL)

Honourable mention for the CJHL – Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for November were:

Jordan Kawaguchi, (F) Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL); Henry Johnson, (G) Brockville Braves (CCHL); MacKenzie Graham, (F) Steinbach Pistons (MJHL); Alexis Roy, (F) Pictou County Weeks Crushers (MHL); Chris Janzen, (G) Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL); Vincent Chapleau, (F) Collège Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) & Keaton Huot (F) Thief River Falls Norskies (SIJHL).

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Media Update

Release date: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016


CJHL names its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars for October
Caron; Durante; Donaldson earn monthly accolades

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday that forward Joël Caron of les Montagnards de Sainte-Agathe (LHJAAAQ), goaltender Stefano Durante of the Cobourg Cougars (OJHL) and forward Cam Donaldson of the Powell River Kings (BCHL) have been named its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for October.

1ST STAR: JOËL CARON, (F) MONTAGNARDS DE SAINTE-AGATHE (LHJAAAQ) – In 10 games last month the 20-year-old Repentigny, Que., product amassed 30 points by scoring 16 times and doling out 14 assists. In league play he also registered a solid plus-18 rating.

Caron got on the scoresheet in each of his 10 outings in October of which the last nine were multi-point affairs.

Currently riding a 16-game point streak, Caron leads the LHJAAAQ in overall offensive production with a CJHL-best 55-point total having 25 tallies and 30 helpers to his credit.

With files from Julie Lapointe, Communications Director (LHJAAAQ)

2ND STAR: STEFANO DURANTE, COBOURG COUGARS (OJHL) – Netminder Stefano Durante of the Cobourg Cougars led all OJHL goalies with eight victories in nine games played last month.

The third-year netminder continues to provide stellar netminding for the league-leading Cougars who will host the 2017 RBC Cup, Canadian National Junior ‘A’ Championship in the spring.

During nine appearances in October, the 20-year-old native of Brampton, Ont., posted an 8-1-0 record along with a spectacular 1.56 goals against average and .945 save percentage.

Allowing just 14 goals in nine games played, he carried a nine-game winning streak into mid-October before a narrow 2-1 loss to the Wellington Dukes. He would allow more than two goals in a game just three times throughout the time frame and had three, 30-plus-save performances during the month.

Durante currently tops the OJHL with a 1.72 goals-against average while his .933 save mark is third best in the league. He’s also knotted for third overall in victories with 13, just one off the OJHL lead.

With files from Izak Westgate, Director of Operations (OJHL)

3RD STAR: CAM DONALDSON, POWELL RIVER KINGS (BCHL) – The native of McKinney, Texas posted 10 goals and 12 assists for 22 points in a dozen games for the month.

Donaldson was named the BCHL’s player of the month for October and was a game star six times, including being tabbed the first star on three occasions.

He was held off the scoresheet just twice in the 12 outings and scored the game-winning goal in two contests.

The five-foot-eight-inch, 163-pound forward’s production helped the Kings to a 9-3 mark in October and vaulted them into first place in the Island Division.

Donaldson presently shares fifth place in BCHL scoring with 30 points on 15 markers and boasts as many helpers as well.

He also has secured a NCAA D-I commitment to Cornell University (ECAC) for next season.

With files from Brent Mutis, Communications Director (BCHL)

Also earning consideration for the CJHL – Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for October were:

Jordan Xavier, (F) Calgary Mustangs (AJHL); Bradley Dobson, (G) Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL); Roman Bengert, (G) Steinbach Pistons (MJHL); Kyle Tibbo, (F) Truro Bearcats (MHL); Chris Murphy, (F) Soo Eagles (NOJHL); Ben Duperreault, (F) Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL) & Sidney Gladue, (F) English River Miners (SIJHL).