The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Thursday October 5th its respective Hockey player, defenceman, goaltender and rookie of the month for September.
Player of the Month – Gregory Trudeau – Paquet (F) French River Rapids: The opening month of the campaign was an impressive one for Trudeau-Paquet and he registered a league-high 17 points in 10 September contests.
The 18-year-old from Sudbury scored eight times, including a game-winner, and added nine assists during the time frame as he etched his name on the scoresheet eight times in those 10 outings.
He presently sits tied for the NOJHL scoring lead and is second in goals.
Honourable Mention: Max Khull, (F) Blind River Beavers; Dayton Murray, (D) Powassan Voodoos
September: Gregory Trudeau-Paquet, (F) French River Rapids
Defenceman of the Month – Dayton Murray (D) Powassan Voodoos: Murray has been an offensive force for Powassan while also bolstering the Voodoos’ defensive corps for the defending NOJHL champions.
September saw the 20-year-old from Spruce Grove, Alberta produce 13 points for his side, including eight goals in that span.
Murray currently leads all league defencemen in both tallies and points with nine and 14 respectively.
His seven power play markers top all skaters in the NOJHL and he’s tied for third in overall offensive production.
Honourable Mention: Cameron Moore, (D) Powassan Voodoos; Kellan Tharaldson, (D) Soo Eagles
September: Dayton Murray, (D) Powassan Voodoos
Goaltender of the Month – Artem Bortovsky (G) Hearst Lumberjacks: Bortovskiy was solid last month helping Hearst make their NOJHL debut.
In five starts during the month that was, the soon-to-be 20-year-old netminder from Richmond Hill, Ontario had a 4-1-0-0 record while allowing only six goals against and posting a league-best two shutouts.
Bortovskiy’s efforts see him lead all NOJHL goaltenders in goals-against average (1.20) and save percentage (.960).
His shutout numbers were the first two in his tenure in the league.
Honourable Mention: Brandon Gordon, (G) Soo Thunderbirds; Garret Boyonoski, G, Blind River Beavers
September: Artem Bortovskiy, (G) Hearst Lumberjacks
Rookie of the Month – Owen Robinson (F) Blind River Beavers: Making his mark early in his time in the NOJHL has been Blind River’s Robinson.
The 17-year-old forward from Orangeville, Ontario suited up in nine games for the Beavers last month and picked up points in each of them as he tallied six times and helped set-up seven others in the process.
In all Robinson is riding a solid 10-game point streak and shares third spot in league scoring with 14 points.
Honourable Mention: Kellan Tharaldson, (D) Soo Eagles; Garret Boyonoski, G, Blind River Beavers
September: Owen Robinson, (F) Blind River Beavers