CALGARY, Alberta (October 13, 2015) – The CJHL 3 Stars for the month of September 2015 are Hunter Atchison (Cochrane Crunch, NOJHL), Daniel Urbani (Trenton Golden Hawks, OJHL) and Brad Bowles (Portage Terriers, MJHL).
1st STAR – HUNTER ATCHISON, F, Cochrane Crunch, NOJHL (6 GP, 8 G, 13 A, 23 PTS, 3.5 PPG)
In six games in September, the 18-year-old Victoria, B.C. native had points in all of them pacing the NOJHL in offensive production amassing 21 points on eight goals and 13 assists. All but one of his outings were multi-point contests with two of his tallies being game-winners. He also supplied a league-leading three shorthanded efforts and a trio of power play markers. Atchison currently leads all NOJHL skaters in scoring with 27 points in total with 11 tallies and 16 helpers to his credit for Cochrane.
2nd STAR – DANIEL URBANI, G, Trenton Golden Hawks, OJHL (7 GP, 7 W, 0 L, 1.86 GAA, .919 SV%)
Trenton Golden Hawks netminder Daniel Urbani is leading the OJHL with seven victories to open the 2015-16 season. Standing at 6’2″, he reeled off seven consecutive victories to go undefeated in September as Trenton jumped out to the early lead in the East Division standings. With four all-important divisional wins, Urbani never allowed more than three goals in a single game, while allowing just a single goal during three contests to post a 1.86 goals against average and a .919 save percentage. A native of Coquitlam, B.C., Urbani was selected by the Vancouver Giants in the 11th round, 233rd overall, of the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft from the North Shore Bantam organization.
3rd STAR – BRAD BOWLES, F, Portage Terriers, MJHL (6 GP, 9 G, 4 A, 13 PTS, 2.2 PPG)
The MJHL nominee is Brad Bowles of the RBC Cup champion Portage Terriers. Bowles, a power forward, was a key member of the Terriers during their national championship run. A native of Elkhorn, Mb., Bowles is off to a blazing start this season, reflected in nine goals and 13 points in his first six games: five wins for the Terriers. Bowles, 20, scored three powerplay goals during his 13-point run.
Honourable Mentions: Blaize Bridges, Summerside Western Capitals (MHL), Jordan Larson, Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL), Kris Spriggs, Nipawin Hawks (SJHL), Tommy Lapierre, Sainte-Agathe Montagnards (QJHL)
About the Gongshow CJHL 3 Stars of the Month – The Gongshow CJHL 3 Stars of the Month is one of the league’s national awards created to recognize Junior A hockey’s best players and coaches. Each star of the month will receive a gift from Gongshow Gear as well as an award courtesy of Jostens Canada the Official Ring and Award Supplier of the CJHL.