Early shines in the NOJHL

Randy Russon
September 9, 2018

A pair of 16-year old draft picks from the 2018 Ontario Hockey League priority selections process are off to good starts as Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League rookies.

Forwards David Campbell of the Powassan Voodoos and Justin Mauro of the Blind River Beavers both had an eye-opening debut weekend.

Campbell scored three goals and added three assists as Powassan won two straight games to begin the 2018-2019 season.

And Mauro tallied twice and added an assist as Blind River took a home-and-home series from the Espanola Express.

Campbell was a fourth-round pick of the North Bay Battalion from the North Bay Minor Midget Trappers of the Great North Midget Hockey League at this year’s OHL draft.

And Mauro was a 15th-round pick of the Erie Otters from the Soo Minor Midget Thunderbirds of the Great North loop at the same 2018 OHL draft.

What you think about “Early shines in the NOJHL”

  1. Yes sir. Campbell has been impressive. Also, in on the majority of each others points, is Kioki, ( another battalion pick, from timmins aaa) who is also looking good in the early going in P Town. Cheers!

  2. Lammi and Lee on Espanola have been standouts on that team, Doucette has been on the ice for a lot of goals against. Morgan has been steady for them since arriving and MacInall looks like the kind of player they have been lacking for years. Its just too bad that the rest of the team is kind of a mess right now. It would help if they didn’t play the best team in the NOJHL 3 outta the first 4 games of the season though.

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