Owen Say at the ready against Cochrane. (Supplied by Powassan Voodoos)
Two Powassan Voodoos have taken home monthly awards in the NOJHL.
Parker Bowman and Owen Say were named player and goaltender of the month for January.
Bowman, the 20-year-old from Bracebridge, and team captain recorded 21 points in nine games. That includes five goals and 16 assists. Six of those nine games were multipoint efforts by Bowman, including his first five-point night.
On the season, Bowman has 33 goals to go along with 37 points, equalling 70 points in 43 games. After a goal on Saturday, Bowman hit the 100 point mark in the NOJHL.
For Say, this represents his third goaltender of the month in the five months since the puck was dropped on the 2019/20 season.
The 18-year-old from London appeared in five games, winning all of them. In 247 minutes of action, Say only allowed three pucks past.
Say, who represented Canada East at the World Junior “A” Challenge, has 24 wins with two losses on the season. He has also authored a 1.95 goals-against average, and a league-leading .939 save percentage to this point.
Tomas Yachmenev (10) celebrates one of his goals against French River alongside captain Parker Bowman. (Supplied by the Powassan Voodoos)
In other Voodoos news, a pair of players have picked up weekly mentions from the league.
Tomas Yachmenev, the son of former NHLer and North Bay Centennials star, Vitaly Yachmenev, authored an 11 point week, including an eight-point outburst in a 10-0 win over French River. That included five goals (three shorthanded) and three assists.
In games he has scored in, Powassan is 19-0. The 11 points also helped Yachmenev break into the NOJHL’s top 10 in scoring with a career-high in goals at 24, and 23 assists for 47 points.
The other mention is Seiji Martone. The 19-year-old from Beaconsfield, Quebec, registered 10 points on the week, including three goals and seven assists.
In the game against French River, Martone picked up seven of his 10 points, the second time he has done so this season.
In 42 games this season, Martone has 14 goals and 34 assists for 48 points.
Seiji Martone acknowledges the crowd after scoring the shootout winner against French River in November. (Supplied by the Powassan Voodoos)