CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Friday that forward Gryson Reitmeier of the Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL), defenceman Cale Makar of the Brooks Bandits (AJHL) and goaltender Nate McDonald of the Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) have been named its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for November.
1ST STAR: GRYSON REITMEIER, (F) FLIN FLON BOMBERS (SJHL) – Competing in nine games last month the 20-year-old Nakusp, B.C., product etched his name on the scoresheet in all of them averaging two points-per-game for the Bombers totalling eight goals and 10 assists during the time frame.
Among the highlights was a hat trick against the Kindersley Klippers on Nov. 24 that sparked a run of six points in three outings helping him earn SJHL player of the month honours for November.
Entering play this weekend, Reitmeier is sporting a solid 12-game point streak in which he has scored 11 times and helped set-up 14 others.
The Flin Flon forward is also presently third in SJHL offensive production with 39 points in 30 games.
With files from Mike Stackhouse, Communications (SJHL)
2ND STAR: CALE MAKAR, BROOK BANDITS (AJHL) – Skating for No. 8 CJHL-ranked Brooks, Makar was earlier tabbed AJHL player of the month for November after topping all AJHL defencemen in scoring with 12 points, including six goals, in 10 games.
Makar currently leads all AJHL blueliners in scoring this season with 38 points on 11 tallies and 27 helpers.
The 18-year-old from Calgary, Alta., has three game-winning goals for the Bandits to date and was also selected to play for Team Canada West at the upcoming World Junior A Challenge in Bonnyville, Alta.
Currently riding a six-game point streak, Makar is on the NHL Central Scouting Watch List for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
He has also committed to attend NCAA D-I University of Massachusetts on scholarship.
With files from Charla Flett, V.P. Communications (AJHL)
3RD STAR: NATE MCDONALD, (G) POWASSAN VOODOOS (NOJHL) – Another stellar run for McDonald helped him earn NOJHL monthly top goaltender laurels for a second time this season.
In six appearances in November he came away with victories in all of them helping backstop Powassan extend their current CJHL-high 20-game winning streak.
During November he registered a stingy 1.66 goals-against average along with a solid .939 save percentage.
The 17-year-old native of North Bay, Ont., was a member of Team NOJHL at the recently completed Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge in Cornwall, Ont., and has come away victorious in his last 12 regular season appearances for the league-leading Voodoos, who were fifth in the latest CJHL rankings.
McDonald continues to pace all NOJHL netminders in goals-against average, save percentage, wins and shutouts at 1.97, .929, 17 and three respectively.
With files from David Harrison, Statistician/Historian (NOHL)
Honourable mention for the CJHL – Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for November were:
Jordan Kawaguchi, (F) Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL); Henry Johnson, (G) Brockville Braves (CCHL); MacKenzie Graham, (F) Steinbach Pistons (MJHL); Alexis Roy, (F) Pictou County Weeks Crushers (MHL); Chris Janzen, (G) Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL); Vincent Chapleau, (F) Collège Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) & Keaton Huot (F) Thief River Falls Norskies (SIJHL).
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