TORONTO – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Friday that Kian Bell, (F) Battlefords North Stars (SJHL); Aidan Spooner, (G) Haliburton County Huskies (OJHL) and Carson Baptiste, (F) Waywayseecappo Wolverines (MJHL) have been named its 3 Stars of the Month for December.
1ST STAR: KIAN BELL, (F) BATTLEFORDS NORTH STARS (SJHL) – Registering points in all eight games Battlefords took part in last month, including providing seven multi-point affairs, Bell scored nine times and dished an equal number of assists for the CJHL No. 1-ranked North Stars.
This included a five-point night, two game-winning markers and six contests where Bell etched his name on the game sheet, twice.
The 19-year-old from Fall River, N.S., enters play this weekend pacing all SJHL skaters in both goals and points with 33 and 61 respectively, in 32 games played.
With files from Jeromy Corrigan, Director of Media (SJHL)
Photo credit: Marla Possberg
2ND STAR: AIDAN SPOONER, (G) HALIBURTON COUNTY HUSKIES (OJHL) – A near flawless December for Spooner saw him go 5-0-0-0 for Haliburton County with a stingy 0.80 goals-against average and a save percentage of .971.
Hailing from Maple, Ont., his efforts during the time frame saw him post two shutouts and only allow four goals to get by him in total.
Overall, Spooner sits second among all OJHL netminders in average at 1.80; third overall with his .939 save mark; tied for fourth in wins, with 15 and second-best in shutouts at five.
With files from Jim Mason, Director of Communications (OJHL)
Photo credit: Chris Harris / OJHL Images
3RD STAR: CARSON BAPTISTE, (F) WAYWAYSEECAPPO WOLVERINES (MJHL) – Wrapping up 2022 on a solid run, Baptiste averaged over to two points-per-game for Waywayseecappo.
In all, the 20-year-old Maskwacis, Alta., product had a MJHL-best nine goals and dished out four helpers, while collecting points in each December match-up he took part in.
Baptiste currently tops the Wolverines in point-per-game average (1.44) and sits second on the squad in offensive production with 39 points in 27 outings, on a team-high 22 tallies and 17 assists.
With files from Eric Swar, Director, Marketing & Partnerships (MJHL)
Photo credit: Jonathan Kozub / Point Shot Photography
Earning Honourable Mention for the CJHL’s 3 Stars of the Month for December were: Justin Barker, (F); Calgary Canucks (AJHL); Derek Hamilton, (F) Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL); Anthony Di Cesare, (F) Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ); Daryk Dubé-Plouffe, (F) Miramichi Timberwolves (MHL); Zachary Demers, (F) Hearst Lumberjacks (NOJHL); Eric Clark, (G) Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL).