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NOJHL Commitment Tracker: Lumberjacks’ Silver earns NCAA D-III opportunity in New York State

SUDBURY, Ont. – Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League players continue to earn NCAA opportunities with Spencer Silver of the Hearst Lumberjacks being the latest to do so.

Hailing from North Wales, Penn., Silver will further his education and continue his hockey career at NCAA Division III Plattsburgh State.

In 87 career contests in the NOJHL, he played at over a point-per-game pace with the Lumberjacks, collecting 92 in 87 outings on 49 tallies and 43 assists.

Silver will be joining former Hearst teammate Austin Anselmo, who also saw action in the NOJHL with Kirkland Lake, at the school located in upstate New York where the Cardinals compete out of the State University of New York Athletic Conference.

Another former NOJHLer at Plattsburgh is Brendan Young, who skated for the Blind River Beavers, where he finished fifth in league scoring, following a 70-point campaign in 2018-19.

“With three players from the past couple of seasons now having been recruited to Plattsburgh State, it’s continues to show the NOJHL is gathering more and more interest from a variety of NCAA programs across the U.S.,” offered commissioner Robert Mazzuca.

“Having over 250 commitments, and counting, the past five seasons alone up to the next level, it bodes well for the NOJHL and the continued interest we are seeing across the board,” added Mazzuca.

“This is a credit to the coaching and management staffs of all of our member clubs, who are running effective programs that schools and major junior teams, on both sides of the border, are seeing prospects being developed, who can succeed at the next level.”

NOJHL commitment tracker (As of April 13/20)

BLIND RIVER BEAVERS

Jackson Hjelle, (G) Gustavus Adolphus (MIAC)
Kyle Quinn, (F) UNLV (ACHA)
Dominic Boily, (G) Maryville (ACHA)
David Campbell, (F) North Bay Battalion (OHL)

COCHRANE CRUNCH

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ELLIOT LAKE WILDCATS

Connor Taylor, (F) Northland College (WIAC)

ESPANOLA EXPRESS

Mattias Salem, (D) Laurentian (OUA)

FRENCH RIVER RAPIDS

T.B.A.

HEARST LUMBERJACKS

Spencer Silver, (F) Plattsburgh (SUNYAC)

KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD MINERS

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POWASSAN VOODOOS

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RAYSIDE-BALFOUR CANADIANS

Zacharie Giroux, (F) Flint Firebirds (OHL)
Brett Jacklin, (F) Laurentian University (OUA)
Mitchell Martin, (F) Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
Cameron Lamour, (G) North Bay Battalion (OHL)
Giordano Biondi, (F) Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
David Bowen, (G) Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
Cameron Lamour, (G) North Bay Battalion (OHL)

SOO EAGLES
Jake Lamberty, (F) Northland College (WIAC)
Shane Brancato, (G) Trine (NCHA)
Joel Brandinger, (F) Tufts (NESCAC)

SOO THUNDERBIRDS

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TIMMINS ROCK

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