CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Friday that forwards Thomas Cusson (Hawkesbury Hawks/CCHL), Tyler Fukakusa (Toronto Jr. Canadiens/OJHL) and Kevin Anderson (Notre Dame Hounds/SJHL) have been named its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for February.
1ST STAR: THOMAS CUSSON, (F) HAWKESBURY HAWKS (CCHL) – Averaging over two points-per-game for Hawkesbury in February, Cusson collected 25 in 11 match-ups as he notched a dozen markers and helped set-up 13 others along the way.
Among his contributions were a pair of game-winning goals and five that came via the man advantage.
The 20-year-old, who hails from Cowansville, Que., etched his name on the game sheet in all 11 contests he appeared in during the month.
Cusson also recorded eight multi-point efforts as well during the period after having his CJHL playing rights acquired by Hawkesbury from the Brooks Bandits (AJHL).
With files from Sean Marcellus, Director of Operations (CCHL)
Photo credit: Robert Lefebvre/Icelevel.com
2nd STAR: TYLER FUKAKUSA, (F) TORONTO JR. CANADIENS (OJHL) – Racking up an OJHL-best 27 points, in just 13 games in February, his efforts also earned him OJHL Warrior South-East Conference Player-of-the-Month laurels as well.
While Fukakusa found the back of the net eight times, featuring three game-winners, he also helped set-up 19 others along the way.
Included in his numbers were 10 multi-point affairs that was highlighted with a five-point performance on Feb. 3 for the recently committed recruit to the RIT Tigers in Rochester, N.Y., who play out of the NCAA Division I Atlantic Hockey conference.
In his first year in the OJHL, the 19-year-old from Toronto is currently riding a 12-game point streak while sitting third overall in league scoring with 72 points, featuring a league-high 55 assists.
With files from Jim Mason, Director of Communications (OJHL)
Photo credit: Andy Corneau/OJHL Images
3rd STAR: KEVIN ANDERSON, (F) NOTRE DAME HOUNDS (SJHL) – The 18-year-old Regina, Sask., product piled up 20 points last month in 14 outings for Notre Dame.
In all, Anderson scored seven times, including a game-winner, and dished out 13 assists during the time frame, helping the Hounds secure a playoff berth.
He’ll enter play this evening third in SJHL offensive production with 27 tallies and 48 helpers to his credit for a total of 75 points in 56 games played.
Anderson earlier committed to Princeton University (ECAC) on NCAA Division I scholarship where he will attend school and skate for the Tigers men’s hockey program.
With files from Logan Fraser, Director of Marketing & Communications (SJHL)
Photo credit: SJHL
Earning Honourable Mention for the CJHL’s Gongshow Gear 3 Star of the Month for February were: Connor Mackenzie, (G) Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL); Mikisiw Awashish, (F) Condors du Cécep Beauce-Appalaches (LHJAAAQ); Kolton Shindle, (F) Waywayseecappo Wolverines (MJHL); Aaron Brown, (F) Summerside Western Capitals (MHL); Brian Fiddes, (F) Soo Eagles (NOJHL) & Maxime Collette, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL).
2021-22 MONTHLY 3 STARS RECIPIENTS
Ryan McAllister, (F) Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
Dawson Green, (G) Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)
Dalton Bancroft, (F) Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL)
Josh MacDonald, (F) Summerside Western Capitals (MHL)
T.J. Hughes, (F) Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
Frédérick Latendresse, (F) Collège Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ)
Will Hambly, (G) Steinbach Pistons (MJHL)
Maxime Gagné, (RW) Collège Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ)
Christian Cicigoi, (G) Haliburton County Huskies (OJHL)
No recipients due to various provincial COVID restrictions
Thomas Cusson, (F) Hawkesbury Hawks (CCHL)
Tyler Fukakusa, (F) Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL)
Kevin Anderson, (F) Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL)