CALGARY, Alberta – The Gongshow CJHL 3 Stars for the month of November 2014 are Alex Tonge (Kingston Voyageurs, OJHL), Steve Harland (Powassan Voodoos, NOJHL) and Lucas Batt (Amherst Ramblers, MHL).
1st STAR – ALEX TONGE, F, Kingston Voyageurs, OJHL (8 GP, 11 G, 9 A, 20 PTS, 2.5 PPG)
The Vees' veteran led the OJHL in scoring throughout November, recording 11 goals and 20 points in just 8 games played. He tallied at least one goal and two points in all but one of the club's eight games in the month, while jumping to sixth overall with his 19 goals and tenth in the league scoring race with 37 points in just 20 games played. Tonge opened the month with a two goal performance in a 4-3 victory over Newmarket and followed that up with an impressive three goal, six point outing in a 7-6 thrilling win over Lindsay. Perhaps most impressive, however, was a one goal, four point outing as Kingston downed division rival Cobourg 8-2 on November 24, followed by back-to-back two point performances versus the nationally ranked Georgetown Raiders. Tonge is committed to join the Robert Morris University Colonials beginning next season.
2nd STAR – STEVE HARLAND, F, Powassan Voodoos, NOJHL (7 GP, 10 G, 7 A, 17 PTS, 2.43 PPG)
Powassan Voodoos forward Steve Harland was instrumental offensively for the first-year Voodoos last month in each of his seven games played. The 18-year-old rookie forward scored at least one goal in each of those contests and also registered an assist in every match-up as well. The Scarborough, Ont., native totaled 10 tallies and seven helpers in November having multiple-point nights in each game he skated in last month. Harland, a sixth round pick, 104th overall, of the North Bay Battalion in the 2014 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection, currently leads the Voodoos in points with 32 in 22 outings. He is also presently eighth in NOJHL scoring.
3rd STAR – LUCAS BATT, F, Amherst Ramblers, MHL (9 GP, 10 G, 9 A, 19 PTS, 2.11 PPG)
In nine games this month, the 19 year old forward from Lewisporte, Newfoundland native registered at least one point in every game during November, scoring 10 goals and added nine assists. Included in this were four two point outings and a pair of four point nights. On November 22nd, Batt fired a hat trick and added an assist in a 6-5 shootout loss to the powerful Miramichi Timberwolves. The second year MHL veteran, back in the league after a stint with the QMJHL’s Moncton Wildcats and Quebec Remparts, was named third star of the week in the MHL for November 17th-23rd. As of the end of the month, Batt stands second in the league with 21 goals and third overall in points with 37.
Honourable Mentions: Marc-Anthony Therrien, Princeville Titan (QJHL), Austin Plevy, Brooks Bandits (AJHL), Evan Erickson, Minnesota Iron Rangers (SIJHL), Robert Michel, Ottawa Jr. A Senators (CCHL).
About the Gongshow CJHL 3 Stars of the Month – The Gongshow CJHL 3 Stars of the Month is one of the league’s national awards created to recognize Junior A hockey's best players and coaches. In addition to the 3 Stars of the Month, the CJHL also presents annual awards for Most Valuable Player, Top Forward, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year and Top NHL Prospect.