Nipissing knows the NOJHL

Randy Russon
May 2, 2020

Nipissing Lakers of Ontario University Athletics have recruited two more high end skaters from the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to the North Bay school.

Heading to Nipissing from the NOJHL are Timmins Rock defenseman Josh Anderson and Hearst Lumberjacks forward Max Griffioen.

Hailing from the Durham Region town of Nestleton, Anderson is coming off a first all-star team season in Timmins in which he tallied 11 goals, 38 assists, 49 points from his blue line position for coach Corey Beer and his Rock band.

As for Griffioen, the Hearst captain capped his Jr. A career in fine fashion in 2019-2020 by netting 26 goals, 31 assists, 57 points for coach Marc Lafeur’s Lumberjacks.

Griffioen, who is from the southwestern Ontario city of London, finished his NOJHL career as Hearst’s franchise leader in goals (76), assists (104), points (180) and games played (165) according to league historian David Harrison.

Anderson and Griffioen will join another recent NOJHL grad at Nipissing.

Earlier this off season, the Lakers committed to high scoring forward Parker Bowman from the Powassan Voodoos.

Bowman, who is from Bracebridge, Ontario, had 88 points from 38 goals and 50 assists for Powassan during the 2019-2020 season.

Bowman also has the experience of playing two full seasons in the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League for the Rimouski Oceanic.

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  1. Thank you for being such a great advocate of the NOJHL. We chatted last year in the SOO during the finals. I have always appreciated your articles on the Lumberjacks. Thank you .

    1. hi Colleen, you are welcome. Thanks for the nice words. And I remember meeting you and your husband. Regards!

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