NOJHL names its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) announced Monday that forward Brant Romaniuk (Timmins Rock); defenceman Andrey Manov (Blind River Beavers) and goaltender Connor Hatfield (Iroquois Falls Storm) have been named its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending December 3.

BRANT ROMANIUK, (F) TIMMINS ROCK: Romaniuk picked up five points for his hometown Timmins side as part of a pair of home ice victories.

The 16-year-old Rock rookie, scored once and dished out four assists, including setting up both game-winners, to help pace his club offensively.

As one of the youngest players in the NOJHL season, Romaniuk has contributed 22 points in 29 outings for Timmins so far this season to lead all first-year skaters on the Rock.

Manov had a game-winning goal and three assists from the back-end, during the time frame, to help propel Blind River to a couple of triumphs and extend the Beavers’ current winning streak to seven in succession.

The 19-year-old blueliner from West Vancouver, B.C., notched the deciding tally against the Soo Thunderbirds Friday, then dished out a trio of helpers, featuring one on the deciding marker, in a victory over league-leading Greater Sudbury Saturday.

Currently sitting second in scoring among NOJHL defencemen, Manov has 36 points through 28 games on seven goals, three of which are game-winners, and 29 assists.

A solid 47-save effort in his lone start last week saw Hatfield register the first shutout for the recently-minted Storm franchise, in blanking French River Friday.

The win for Iroquois Falls was also their first in regulation time, on the campaign, after a league-best five overtime decisions, plus two more, via the shootout.

After being acquired from the Soo Thunderbirds back in mid-October, the 19-year-old from Saskatoon, Sask., shares the NOJHL-lead in shutouts with three, and has six 40-plus save performances to his credit.


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