Elliot Lake’s Hepler named Gongshow Gear player of the month

SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced today that Elliot Lake Wildcats forward Cole Hepler has been named the Gongshow Gear Inc. player of the month for October.

In nine games last month, the 19-year-old native of Pittsburgh, Penn., averaged two points per contest for the first-year Wildcats.

In that span Hepler had eight goals and doled out 10 assists for Elliot Lake in accumulating 18 points.

Seven of those points came in three match-ups vs. the top two teams in the league standings, the Soo Thunderbirds and Kirkland Lake Gold Miners.

He also etched his name on the score sheet in eight of the nine overall contests he skated in.

The Wildcats forward is also currently riding a four-game point streak and his 25 total points lead his club and tie him for sixth in NOJHL scoring.

For his efforts Hepler will receive a prize pack courtesy of Gongshow Gear, the official lifestyle hockey apparel of the NOJHL.

Also receiving consideration for the Gongshow Gear player of the month was Kirkland Lake Gold Miners forward Steven Babin and Soo Thunderbirds forward Nicolas Tassone.


September: Cody Gratton, (F) Cochrane Crunch
October: Cole Hepler, (F) Elliot Lake Wildcats


Founded in 2002 by three teammates in the Central Junior “A” Hockey League after identifying the need for a hockey apparel brand that would accurately represent the exciting and exclusive lifestyle that hockey players live. Gongshow was the first Lifestyle Hockey Apparel brand in the world to hit the market in 2002, and this game changing company has since grown into the largest hockey lifestyle clothing brand in the world – selling in over 500 retail locations, in 15 countries internationally, and has hailed comparisons to such pioneering lifestyle brands as Billabong (Surfing Lifestyle), and Burton (Snowboarding Lifestyle).


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