Four of the 12 teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League — two from each of the West and East Divisions — have already passed the 20-point mark on the 2022-2023 regular season.
Sudbury Cubs lead the way with 22 points from a record of 10-2-2. Then it’s the Blind River Beavers and Hearst Lumberjacks who both have 21 points from identical records of 10-3-1. Timmins Rock rounds out the top four teams in the league with 20 points via record of 9-4-2.
Not surprisingly, players from all four teams dominate the top 10 scoring parade. Riley Klugerman of Hearst leads the way with 25 points. He is followed in close succession by Nicolas Pigeon, Brady Harroun and Nicholas Frederick of Timmins, Zachary Demers of Hearst, Billy Biedermann and Pierson Sobush of Sudbury, Kenyon Nyman of Timmins, and Evan Fraccaro and Caleb Minns of Blind River. Notably, Nyman is the only defenseman among the group.
All four teams also have top goalies among the league leaders in wins, goals against average and save percentage, including Patrick Boivin of Timmins, Ethan Dinsdale of Hearst, Gavin Disano and Charlie Burns of Blind River and Noah Beaulne of Sudbury.