NOJHL names its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the week

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Soo Thunderbirds forwards Lucas Theriault and Noah Boman, along with goaltender Nicholas Tallarico of the Hearst Lumberjacks have been named its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending April 14.

LUCAS THERIAULT, (F) SOO THUNDERBIRDS – Theriault continued his scoring prowess for his hometown Sault Ste. Marie side last week.

He began by dishing out a pair of assists, including one on the game-winner, as the Thunderbirds claimed the NOJHL’s West Division playoff crown over Rayside-Balfour.

Heading into Game 1 of the finals, the 19-year-old notched the deciding marker and helped set-up another tally in a 3-2 triumph.

Theriault also scored once more in a Game 2 setback against Hearst.

Presently riding a five-game point streak, he sits tied for the league postseason scoring lead with 20 points, including nine goals.

NOAH BOMAN, (F) SOO THUNDERBIRDS – Boman too has points in five straight outings and is just one shy of a share for the overall scoring lead with 19 in total.

Among the efforts of the 18-year-old, who is also from Sault Ste. Marie, was picking up helpers in all three contests the Soo skated in during the time frame as well as scoring once.

His 13 helpers pace all NOJHL players to date in the playoffs.

NICHOLAS TALLARICO, (G) HEARST LUMBERJACKS – Continuing to keep the Lumberjacks in every game, Tallarico has helped his squad earn a road split to commence the league championship series heading home to Claude Larose Arena for Games 3 & 4 Wednesday and Thursday.

Having faced the most shots against so far in the 2019 playoffs at 406, the now 21-year-old stopper from Vancouver, B.C., has nine victories to his credit, which ties him for the NOJHL lead with Colin Ahern of the Thunderbirds.

Tallarico also picked up an assist in Sunday’s Game 2 triumph in the Soo.

Eastlink TV 3 Stars

Week 1
Tyler Masternak, (G) Timmins Rock
Garret Boyonoski, (G) Blind River Beavers
Caleb Serre, (F) Blind River Beavers

Week 2
David Bowen, (G) Rayside-Balfour Canadians
Joe Vrbetic, (G) Powassan Voodoos
Shane Brancato, (G) Soo Eagles

Week 3
Ryan Peck, (F) Blind River Beavers
Nicholas Tallarico, (G) Hearst Lumberjacks
Evan Krassey, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians

Week 4
Bradley Golant, (F) Hearst Lumberjacks
LucasTheriault, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Blaise Arkle, (F) Hearst Lumberjacks

Week 5
Max Johnson, (F) Hearst Lumberjacks
Nicholas Tallarico, (G) Hearst Lumberjacks
Kyle Liinamaa, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians

Week 6
LucasTheriault, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Noah Boman, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Nicholas Tallarico, (G) Hearst Lumberjacks