SUDBURY -- The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League
announced Friday that Soo Thunderbirds goaltender Joel Horodziejczyk
has been named the 2012-13 recipient of the John Grignon Trophy,
emblematic of the NOJHL’s rookie of the year.
In 32 appearances during the course of the 2012-13 regular season
Horodziejczyk posted a win-loss-tie record of 19-10-2 along with a
goals-against average of 2.38 and a .918 save mark.
He finished third overall in the league in victories while sitting
second in both average and save percentage. The 18-year-old Sudbury
product also shared fourth spot in the NOJHL in shutouts with two.
This marks the second consecutive year a member of the Thunderbirds
has garnered the accolades after Josh Hicks earned the honour last
The following is the all-time list of the John Grignon Trophy NOJHL rookie of the year recipients:
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)