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NOJHL names its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that defenceman Cameron Dutkiewicz (Timmins Rock) as well as forwards Robbie Rutledge (Hearst Lumberjacks) and Michael Chaffay (Soo Thunderbirds) have been named its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending December 12.

CAMERON DUTKIEWICZ, (D) TIMMINS ROCK – Earning his second league weekly accolade in a month the 20-year-old Timmins blueliner racked up five points for his hometown side in a pair of Rock victories.

Dutkiewicz began with a three-goal performance Friday in a triumph at Cochrane then capped off his run with another tally, as well as an assist, as his club completed a home-and-home sweep of the Crunch.

His contributions now see him tied for the NOJHL scoring lead among defencemen with 27.

Playing at just over a point-per-game clip, Dutkiewicz has scored 10 times and helped set-up 17 others in 26 outings on the campaign.

ROBBIE RUTLEDGE, (F) HEARST LUMBERJACKS – An offensive force, Rutledge registered a NOJHL-high six goals in the time frame to take over the league-lead in markers with 22.

His contributions included a four-goal night Saturday in a come from behind win at French River.

He then tacked on two more Sunday afternoon in an overtime setback in Kirkland Lake.

The 17-year-old Severn, Ont., product has six multi-tally outings so far this season, including three in his last four contests.

MICHEAL CHAFFAY, (F) SOO THUNDERBIRDS – Appearing in his club’s lone game for the week, Sunday, Chaffay struck three times and dished out an assist in a neutral site win vs. Espanola held in Elliot Lake.

His effort proved to be his initial hat trick in the NOJHL.

The 19-year-old from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., has now surpassed his personal single-season goal and point totals with 10 and 17 respectively.

Also of note, in the 12 games so far this season that Chaffay has registered at least one point, the Thunderbirds sport an impressive record of 10-0-1-1.

EASTLINK TV 3 STARS

Week 1

Christopher Engelbert, (F) Timmins Rock
Nolan Chartrand, (G) Elliot Lake Red Wings
Tyson Doucette, (F) Soo Thunderbirds

Week 2
Rodion Tatarenko, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Brandon Haas, (D) French River Rapids
Gabe Rosek, (G) Soo Eagles

Week 3
Liam Oxner, (G) Hearst Lumberjacks
Creo Solomon, (D) Soo Thunderbirds
Kyler Campbell, (F) Greater Sudbury Cubs

Week 4
Andrew Gibson, (D) Soo Thunderbirds
Dayton Clarke, (F) Elliot Lake Red Wings
Jeremi Delaquis, (G) Blind River Beavers

Week 5
Chase Tallaire, (F) Soo Eagles
Gavin McCarthy, (G) Timmins Rock
Ty McHutchion, (F) Espanola Express

Week 6

Zachary Demers, (F) Hearst Lumberjacks
Caleb Resch, (D) Espanola Express
Caleb Van de Ven, (D) Powassan Voodoos

Week 7
Alexander Bradshaw, (F) Powassan Voodoos
Chase Lefebvre, (F) French River Rapids
Kyler Campbell, (F) Greater Sudbury Cubs

Week 8
Andrew Gibson, (D) Soo Thunderbirds
Raphael Lajeunesse, (F) Hearst Lumberjacks
Chase MacQueen-Spence, (F) Powassan Voodoos

Week 9
Robbie Rutledge, (F) Hearst Lumberjacks
Cameron Walker, (F) Greater Sudbury Cubs
Caleb Minns, (F) Blind River Beavers

Week 10
Cameron Dutkiewicz, (D) Timmins Rock
Cooper Bowman, (F) French River Rapids
Jack Mortson, (F) Soo Eagles

Week 11
Ryan Glazer, (F) Hearst Lumberjacks
Eric de Repentigny, (F) Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Seth Ferguson, (F) Soo Eagles

Week 12
Spencer Hughes, (F) French River Rapids
Tyson Doucette, (F) Soo Thunderbirds
Tyler Schwindt, (F) Timmins Rock

Week 13
Cameron Dutkiewicz, (D) Timmins Rock
Robbie Rutledge, (F) Hearst Lumberjacks
Michael Chaffay, (F) Soo Thunderbirds