A record of 10-2-0 through their first dozen games of the 2023-2024 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season has the Blind River Beavers in contention with the Sudbury Cubs for first place in the West Division.
The Beavers have out-scored the opposition 62-26 as they get set for a gruelling three-game road trip with scheduled matches against the Timmins Rock, Hearst Lumberjacks and Iroquois Falls Storm.
High scoring defenseman Andrey Manov has been an offensive catalyst for the Beavers through 12 games with a team-leading 20 points from three goals and 17 assists. Dating back to midway through the 2022-2023 season when he was acquired from the Swan Valley Stampeders of the Manitoba Jr. Hockey League, Manov has racked up 13 goals, 32 assists, 45 points in 43 NOJHL games for the Beavers.
On the goal-scoring chart, Sault Ste. Marie product Jake Kovacs leads the Beavers with 10 tallies.
And between the pipes, Noah Tegelaar has a perfect 5-0-0 record while Iain Wintle is 4-2-0. And Sault Ste. Marie product Gavin Disano has won his only start since rejoining the Beavers from the London Nationals of the Greater Ontario Jr. Hockey League.