NOJHL announces its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) announced Monday that goaltender Noah Tegelaar (Blind River Beavers); forward Mathieu Comeau (Hearst Lumberjacks) and defenceman Chris Innes (Greater Sudbury Cubs) have been named its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending January 14.

Posting back-to-back shutouts in his two starts last week, Tegelaar continued his torrid pace, as has his club, with Blind River now having won 17 straight games.

The 17-year-old rookie from Georgetown, Ont., extended his league-lead in shutouts to five by blanking Elliot Lake, along with high-scoring Espanola, in home-ice victories Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Tegelaar, who has won each of his past 13 appearances, presently tops all NOJHL netminders in wins (20); goals-against average (1.88); save percentage (.933) and shutouts (5).

MATHIEU COMEAU, (F) HEARST LUMBERJACKS: Leading the Lumberjacks offensively, Comeau scored and picked up assists in triumphs over division rivals Kirkland Lake and Timmins in the time frame.

Skating for his hometown Hearst side, the crafty 18-year-old centre had an earlier helper, then went end-to-end to notch the game-winner in overtime versus the Gold Miners before setting up a marker, then adding a tally off after winning a draw, in a triumph against the Rock.

Through his first 141 NOJHL games, Comeau has collected 126 points on 46 goals and 80 assists.

CHRIS INNES, (D) GREATER SUDBURY CUBS: The veteran blueliner did his part at both ends of the ice last week, aiding in a pair of wins for Greater Sudbury.

Innes dished out three assists in all, including one on the deciding tally in a narrow victory at French River Sunday, while helping bolster the Cubs’ backend as well in a result over Powassan, Thursday.

With points in five straight, the 20-year-old Sudbury product has moved into the Top 10 in scoring among NOJHL defencemen with 25 points in 24 contests played. He’s also tied for fourth in point-per-game average among rearguards at 1.04.


Week 1
Oliver Smith, (F) Greater Sudbury Cubs
Spencer Horgan, (D) Espanola Paper Kings
Alex Little, (D) Powassan Voodoos

Week 2
Nolan Newton, (F) Greater Sudbury Cubs
Owen Cassidy, (D) Iroquois Falls Storm
Braydon Garnhart, (G) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Week 3
Hudson Chitaroni, (F) Greater Sudbury Cubs
Andrey Manov, (D) Blind River Beavers
Connor Hatfield, (G) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 4
Liam Boswell, (F) Hearst Lumberjacks
Jack Paweski, (F) Soo Eagles
Cameron Shanks, (F) Greater Sudbury Cubs

Week 5
Marino Ramirez, (G) Soo Eagles
Kaden Dundas, (D) Soo Thunderbirds
Jakob Kovacs, (F) Blind River Beavers

Week 6
Mason Svarich, (F) Timmins Rock
Jackson Truchan, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
James Legler, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 7
Lucas Signoretti, (F) Espanola Paper Kings
Felix Cadieux-Fredette, (D) Timmins Rock
Matthew Vahramian, (G) Elliot Lake Vikings

Week 8
Lucas Signoretti, (F) Espanola Paper Kings
Tyler Patterson, (F) Hearst Lumberjacks
Noah Metivier, (G) Greater Sudbury Cubs

Week 9
Kenny Belanger Jr., (F) Soo Eagles
Harry Clark, (F) Timmins Rock
Owen Fegusson, (F) Espanola Paper Kings

Week 10
Elijah Grant, (G) French River Rapids
Gavin Disano, (G) Blind River Beavers
Kolton Bourret, (G) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 11
Graydon Mole, (G) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Harry Clark, (F) Timmins Rock
Kelsey Ouellet, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 12
Liam Boswell, (F) Hearst Lumberjacks
Hudson Martin, (D) Greater Sudbury Cubs
Kai Clayton, (F) French River Rapids

Week 13
Brant Romaniuk, (F) Timmins Rock
Andrey Manov, (D) Blind River Beavers
Connor Hatfield, (G) Iroquois Falls Storm

Week 14
Daniel Vasic, (F) Blind River Beavers
Ben Lacroix, (F) Greater Sudbury Cubs
Noah Tegelaar, (G) Blind River Beavers

Week 15
Owen Fergusson, (F) Espanola Paper Kings
Mason Svarich, (F) Timmins Rock
Andrey Manov, (D) Blind River Beavers

Week 16
Jesse Dupuis, (F) Blind River Beavers
Quinn Myles, (D) Soo Thunderbirds
Brodie Haylock, (G) Iroquois Falls Storm

Week 17
Noah Tegelaar, (G) Blind River Beavers
Mathieu Comeau, (F) Hearst Lumberjacks
Chris Innes, (D) Greater Sudbury Cubs