Timberwolves’ Dufort named CJHL 2nd Star for February


CJHL Media Update

Release Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024

CJHL 3 Stars of the Month – Fuelled by Gatorade
Verbeek (Whitecourt/AJHL); Dufort (Miramichi/MHL); Anderson (OCN/MJHL) collect February honours

TORONTO – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Thursday that forwards Travis Verbeek (Whitecourt Wolverines/AJHL) and Ludovic Dufort (Miramichi Timberwolves/MHL), along with goaltender Tomas Anderson (OCN Blizzard/MJHL) have been named the CJHL 3 Stars of the Month for February – Fuelled by Gatorade.

1ST STAR: TRAVIS VERBEEK, (F) WHITECOURT WOLVERINES (AJHL) – The University Alaska-Anchorage, NCAA Division I commit topped all Alberta Junior Hockey League skaters in offensive production last month with 17 points, in seven games played.

Hailing from Flesherton, Ont., the 19-year-old Verbeek tallied five times, including supplying a trio of game-winning goals, and dished out a dozen assists for Whitecourt along the way. He also had five multi-point efforts during the time frame.

Finishing sixth in AJHL scoring, Verbeek’s eight game-winners overall tied for the league lead in helping the Wolverines capture the Dave Duchak Trophy as AJHL regular season champions for the first time in their history.

With files from Charla Flett, Executive Director (AJHL)

Photo credit: Dave Watling

2ND STAR: LUDOVIC DUFORT, (F) MIRAMICHI TIMBERWOLVES (MHL) – The Timberwolves captain averaged over two points-per-game last month, collecting 21 in nine outings.

The 20-year-old from Laval, Que., scored seven times and helped set-up 14 others while providing seven multi-point performances in February.

Completing the regular season with 82 points, featuring 46 goals, the veteran forward was third overall in Maritime Hockey League scoring. Ludovic’s tally-total was second-best in league play as were his 13-man advantage markers.

With files from James Faulkner, Director of Communications (MHL)

Photo credit: Greg MacDiarmid

3RD STAR: TOMAS ANDERSON, (G) OCN BLIZZARD (MJHL) – After suffering a setback in his initial start in February against Manitoba Junior Hockey League-leading Steinbach, Anderson reeled off six consecutive victories for OCN.

The Blizzard netminder wrapped up his month with a stingy 1.40 goals-against average, a solid .941 save percentage, along with an impressive four shutouts.

From Stillwater, Minn., the 19-year-old Anderson was recently named a first team MJHL All-Star; the recipient of the Ed Belfour Award as the league’s top goaltender and has committed to attend Niagara University (Atlantic) in New York State on NCAA D-I scholarship.

With files from Eric Swar, Director of Marketing & Partnerships (MJHL)

Photo credit: Todd Pederson

Earning Honourable Mention for the CJHL’s 3 Stars of the Month for February were Jaeden Nelson, (G) Navan Grads (CCHL); Anthony Di Cesare, (F) Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ); Lucas Signoretti, (F) Espanola Paper Kings (NOJHL); Forbes Anderson, (G) Milton Menace (OJHL); Aidyn Hutchinson, (F) Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) & Dillon Phillips, (F) Wisconsin Lumberjacks (SIJHL).

For more information

Andy Harkness

Canadian Junior Hockey League
aharkness@cjhlhockey.com (Email)

Tom Annelin
Director of Communications

Canadian Junior Hockey League
annelin@cjhlhockey.com (Email)

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