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Robichaud, Hummel, Babin named NOJHL 3 Stars of the week

NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
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NOJHL contact: Robert Mazzuca, Commissioner
(705) 670-8627 (Phone) – rjm@persona.ca  (Email) – www.nojhl.com (Website)

Release date: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

Robichaud, Hummel, Babin named NOJHL 3 Stars of the week

SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey has announced their latest “3 Stars” of the week are Abitibi Eskimos forward Erik Robichaud, North Bay Trappers netminder Dustin Hummel and Kirkland Lake Gold Miners forward Steven Babin, who all garnered accolades for their respective on-ice achievements.

ERIK ROBICHAUD, (F) ABITIBI ESKIMOS – It was an impressive week that was for Robichaud as he was an offensive force racking up seven goals, including back-to-back hat-tricks, along with five assists in four outings.

The 20-year-old Timmins product began doling out a pair of assists in a setback at North Bay last Monday and then notched a marker in a road loss at Sudbury Wednesday.

Three nights later Robichaud figured in four of the five tallies the Eskimos netted featuring a natural hat-trick and setting-up another in a 5-4 overtime triumph over visiting Elliot Lake at Jus Jordan Arena.

He then took it a step further Sunday afternoon by picking up a point on all five markers Abitibi scored by supplying another three-goal effort along with a pair of assists in a 5-1 win over Blind River.

Robichaud is currently riding a five-game point streak and has etched his name on the score sheet in nine of his past 10 outings to move into second spot in team scoring with 21 total points in just 11 games, which also knots him for eighth in league offensive production.

His 1.91 point-per-game average is currently the best mark in the entire NOJHL.

DUSTIN HUMMEL, (G) NORTH BAY TRAPPERS – For Hummel, his time on the ice last week was memorable as he came away victorious in both of his starts and contributed offensively as well by being credited with a goal in one of those games.

Victory No. 1 came Oct. 21 as he made 35 saves in a 9-3 triumph over Abitibi on West Ferris Arena ice.

On Friday the 19-year-old North Bay native then turned aside another 21 shots and was also given credit with an empty-net goal as the Trappers topped Espanola 5-3 to earn the club’s third road victory of the season.

It was the second goal in as many campaigns by a North Bay netminder as the 2013 postseason saw Hummel’s goaltending partner, Greg Dodds, score into an empty net in a playoff victory over the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners.

Hummel, who sits third in minutes played in the league at just under 628, has faced the second-most shots at 390.
 
STEVEN BABIN, (F) KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD MINERS – In the two games last week Babin, who hails from Val d’Or, Que., played a part in both of them helping the Gold Miners skate to a pair of triumphs.

Friday evening vs. Elliot Lake he assisted on a second period power play goal then buried the game-winner in the final frame as Kirkland Lake edged the Bobcats 3-2.

The next night the Gold Miners forward got into the act once again adding another tally and setting up another is a 5-4 victory over Blind River.

Entering play this week Babin, 19, sits second in NOJHL scoring with 29 points that includes a league-best 21 assists.

He also ranks second in overall point-per-game average at 1.81.

2013-14 NOJHL 3 Stars of the Week recipients

Week 8
Erick Robichaud, (F) Abitibi Eskimos
Dustin Hummel, (G) North Bay Trappers
Steven Babin, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Week 7
Joel Horodziejczyk, (G) Soo Thunderbirds
Sylvain Miron, (G) Abitibi Eskimos
Joakim Jutras, (G) Espanola Rivermen

Week 6
Joel Horodziejczyk, (G) Soo Thunderbirds
Ryan Scherer, (D) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Owen Headrick, (D) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 5
Joel Horodziejczyk, (G) Soo Thunderbirds
Giovanni Foschia, (F) Sudbury Nickel Barons
Grant Syrette, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 4
Brennen Dubchak, (F) Espanola Rivermen
Etienne Roy, (G) Elliot Lake Bobcats
Steven Babin, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Week 3
Gavin Burbach, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Kyle Baril, (F) North Bay Trappers
Ben Miller, (F) Abitibi Eskimos

Week 2
Brennen Dubchak, (F) Espanola Rivermen
Jeremy Picard-Fiset, (D) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Anthony Miller, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 1
Mathieu Lecompte, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Tyler Shanush, (F) Blind River Beavers
Matt Young, (G) Blind River Beavers