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This Week’s GoldMiners Nuggets

The Club has been on a good run of late,  winners of 7 in a row, 5 on the road, with road games this week against Timmins Rock, redhot as well, they’ve won 5 in a row, and we travel to Noelville, Friday, to face an improving French River Rapids squad.

The outstanding team run has left to some accolades, ranked 5th in the National Top 20! Plus we’ve been the recipient of some individual honours of late, with Gabe Leblanc this week & Christian Snyder last week, being named one of Eastlink’s Stars of the Week.

 

 

Greg Trudeau Paquet & Max Newnam are in the top 10 in scoring, Greg 5th and Max 8th.

  

While Greg Brassard & Dawson Rodin have formed a league leading tandem, with numbers off the charts, Greg sports a 1.57 gaa with a .941 sv% and Dawson, 1.71 & .949 sv%. with 3 shutouts between them.

            

You have noticed a few new faces in the lineup lately with defenceman Jordan Michaud #23, a childhood Montreal suburb friend and longtime teammate of goalie Greg Brassard joining us.

 

Aidan McNabb has recently joined us. The speedy, gritty McNabb, an 18 yr old, 5’11” 175 forward, born in Las Vegas, carries dual citizenship. McNabb, most recently with the Melfort Mustangs of the Saskatchewan Jr League.

Coach Wood says, “Aidan is another speedy gritty forward being added to our group, he competes like crazy every night.” Coach Wood says ” we want to be a hard club to play against & Aidan is just another piece of that gritty & talented puzzle.”

Blake Bonnar, is Coach Wood’s most recent addition, arriving in town this week, from the Nanaimo Clippers of the BCHL. Bonnar, a 6’1″ 180 centerman from Chilliwack, is another gritty, in your
face type of player Coach Wood loves.

Wood says, ” Blake is buddies with Gabe Leblanc & Dawson Rodin, who describe him as a pain to play against.” Bonnar saw limited action in Nanaimo this season, appearing in 8 games, logging an assist with 17 pims. Last season, with the Delta Ice Hawks, playing with Leblanc, Blake notched 29 pts in 43 games with 74 pims. Coach Wood adds, “Blake’s grittiness and touch of nastiness adds to our formula of being hard to play against.”