QMHL Weekly: January 29th, 2013

Jaskin, Girard, and Dubeau Are Telus Three Stars

Moncton forward Dmitrij Jaskin, Baie-Comeau center Felix Girard, and Moncton goalie Alex Dubeau are the Telus Three Stars of the Week for the week ending January 27th, 2013.

This is the second consecutive week that Jaskin has received the first star of the week honors.

Jaskin added one goal, two assists, and was the third star of the game; and Dubeau made 26 saves and was the second star as the Wildcats skated to a 6-1 win over PEI on Wednesday. Jaskin tacked on another two goals, one assist, and the first star of the game award; while Dubeau made 21 saves in the 5-0 shutout of Acadie-Bathurst on Friday. In the 4-2 win over the Titan on Saturday Jaskin tacked on another goal, assist, and the first star of the game award. Jaskin finished the week with three goals and the first star of the game honors; while Dubeau added 29 assists in the 6-2 win over Quebec on Sunday.

Jaskin finished the week a +6; while Dubeau went 3-0-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA and 0.962 SAV%.

Girard began the week with one goal as the Drakkar lost 4-2 to Gatineau on Wednesday. He added a pair of helpers and the third star of the game award in the team’s 3-1 win over Drummondville on Friday; added two more helpers in the 3-2 win over Victoriaville on Saturday; and ended it with two goals, one assist, and the first star of the game award as the Drakkar skated to a 7-3 win over Shawinigan on Sunday.

Rocket Players and Staff Begin Anti-Bullying Campaign

On Tuesday the PEI Rocket players and staff, along with Crime Stoppers, started a series of school visits to speak on Anti-Bullying. The campaign kicked off with a visit to Summerside Intermediate School and École Francois-Buote. Over the next several weeks Rocket players and staff will visit numerous English and French Language Schools throughout the island to deliver the message of how much bullying effects today’s students and what can be done to eliminate it.

The school visits are in conjunction with an awareness campaign video contest launched by PEI Crime Stoppers, partnering with the English and French Language School Boards, and contest sponsors ADL and the PEI Rocket. The contest will be open to all Grade 7, 8 and 9 students on PEI. Students are asked to produce an original video, no longer than 30 seconds containing an anti-bullying message. The winning videos will be announced and shown at the Rocket’s home game Febraury 24th versus Cape Breton. This game will also feature a “Pink Shirt Day” theme. All entries will be receiving 4 free tickets to this game.

“The PEI Rocket are excited about being a part of this initiative. We recognize the devastating impact bullying can have on today’s youth! We are proud to be playing a part in trying to stop it and our guys are looking forward to sharing their message to students across PEI. We look forward to showing the winning video at our future games to ensure the message continues,” said Trent Birt VP of Operations.

Crime Stoppers Coordinator Phil Pitts said, “We are hoping that by working with the students and schools we can raise awareness of bullying. We believe by raising this awareness all students will be more comfortable and confident in standing up for themselves, supporting others and knowing that there is help and support for them if they are victims of bullying. They certainly do not stand alone and the involvement of the school boards, ADL and the PEI Rocket Hockey Club and players is indicative of this support.”

Courtesy of the QMJHL

Three QMJHL Teams Make CHL Top 10

When the Canadian Hockey League announced the top 10 rankings on Wednesday three QMJHL teams made the cut.

Halifax remained in first place, Baie-Comeau moved up one to fifth, and Rimouski remained at seventh.
Moncton received an honorable mention.

BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings – Week 18

1 Halifax Mooseheads (38-4-2-1)
2 Portland Winterhawks (37-7-1-1)
3 London Knights (35-8-1-2)
4 Kelowna Rockets (34-10-2-1)
5 Baie-Comeau Drakkar (31-11-2-2)
6 Edmonton Oil Kings (32-11-2-3)
7 Rimouski Oceanic (30-11-1-4)
8 Owen Sound Attack (29-12-1-3)
9 Barrie Colts (30-13-0-2)
10 Calgary Hitmen (31-12-1-3)

Honourable Mention: Kamloops Blazers (30-14-2-3); Moncton Wildcats (28-16-1-0); Guelph Storm (26-14-1-4)

Ryan out 4-6 weeks, Duke Day-to-Day

On Wednesday Halifax GM Cam Russell announced that forward Andrew Ryan will miss four to six weeks due to an upper body injury that he received in a game in Quebec City on Friday, January 18th.

Forward Brendan Duke has resumed skating after sustaining an upper body injury on January 9th in Bathurst and was listed as day to day; but still hasn’t returned to the lineup.

Screaming Eagles to Serve at Boston Pizza in Support of Special Olympics Cape Breton

On Thursday the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles announced that on Monday, January 28th players will be serving tables from 5:30-7:30 at Boston Pizza in Sydney, NS in support of Special Olympics Cape Breton with a portion of all sales during that period donated to the cause.

Three Former QMJHLers Skate In AHL All-Star Classic

When the 2013 AHL All-Star Classic takes place in Providence, RI on January 27th and 28th 26 players on both teams are CHL graduates. Of the 26 three of them played in the QMJHL.

The 26 former CHLer make up 50 percent of all players skating in the game; and six of them are AHL rookies who played for CHL teams last season.

The three QMJHLers are Syracuse’s Mark Barberio who played for Cape Breton and Moncton form 2006-10; Springfield’s Jonathan Audy-Marchessault who skated with Quebec from 2007-11; and Portland’s Alexandre Bolduc who was with Rouyn-Noranda and Shawinigan from 2001-05.

CHL grads in 2013 AHL All-Star Classic:

Goaltenders:
Barry Brust, Abbotsford Heat (Calgary/Spokane 2000-04)
Robin Lehner, Binghamton Senators (Sault Ste. Marie 2009-10)
Petr Mrazek, Grand Rapids Griffins (Ottawa 2009-12)
Justin Peters, Charlotte Checkers (Toronto/ Plymouth 2002-06)

Defencemen:
Mark Barberio, Syracuse Crunch (Cape Breton/Moncton 2006-10)
Victor Bartley, Milwaukee Admirals (Kamloops/Regina 2004-09)
Andre Benoit, Binghamton Senators (Kitchener 2000-05)
Mark Cundari, Peoria Rivermen (Windsor 2006-10)
Michal Jordan, Charlotte Checkers (Windsor/Plymouth 2007-10)
Brayden McNabb, Rochester Americans (Kootenay 2006-11)
Jamie Oleksiak, Texas Stars (Saginaw/Niagara 2011-12)

Forwards:
Andrew Agozzino, Lake Erie Monsters (Niagara IceDogs 2007-12)
Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Springfield Falcons (Quebec 2007-11)
Alexandre Bolduc, Portland Pirates (Rouyn-Noranda/Shawinigan 2001-05)
Matt Fraser, Texas Stars (Kootenay 2007-10)
Brendan Gallagher, Hamilton Bulldogs (Vancouver 2008-12)
Ryan Hamilton, Toronto Marlies (Barrie 2002-06)
Peter Holland, Norfolk Admirals (Guelph 2007-11)
Tyler Johnson, Syracuse Crunch (Spokane 2007-11)
Quintin Laing, Abbotsford Heat (Kelowna 1996-2000)
Nino Niederreiter, Bridgeport Sound Tigers (Portland 2009-11)
Richard Panik, Syracuse Crunch (Windsor/Belleville / Guelph 2009-11)
Martin St. Pierre, Rockford IceHogs (Guelph 2000-04)
Mike Sgarbossa, Lake Erie Monsters (Barrie/ Saginaw/Sudbury 2008-12)
Tyler Toffoli, Manchester Monarchs (Ottawa 2008-12)
Trent Whitfield, Providence Bruins (Spokane 1994-98)

The Games This Week

The week began with three games on Tuesday.

Charles-Eric Legare and Justin Hache scored for Cape Breton; while Pierre Durepos added the Saint John goal as the Screaming Eagles nipped the Sea Dogs 2-1.

Michael McName had the hat trick; whil Vincent Deslauriers and Denis Kamaev added singles for Sherbrooke in regulation; and Alexandre Comtois scored in the shootout as the Phoenix edged Drummondville 6-5. Jordan Murray scored twice; while Jeremie Malouin, Guillaume Gauthier, and Matthew Boudins added singles for the Voltigeurs.

Etienne Boutet and Tomas Hyka had a pair each; while Mikael Langlois, Taylor Burke, and Adam Chapman had singles as Gatineau romped to a 7-2 win over Chicoutimi. Loik Leveille and Charles Hudon scored for the Sagueneens.

Six teams took to the ice on Wednesday.

Anthony DeLuca scored twice; while Frederick Gauthier and Samuel Morin added singles as Rimouski nipped Victoriaville 4-3. Jean-Francois Leblanc, Philippe Halley, and Michael Rheaume scored for the Tigres.

Yannick Veilleux found the back of the net three times; while Ryan Penny, Dmitriji Jaskin, and Lucas Batt added singles as Moncton skated to a 6-1 win over PEI. Matej Beran had the lone Rocket marker.

Rock Regimbald scored three times; while Martin Reway had the single as Gatineau doubled Baie-Comeau 4-2. Jeremy Gregoire and Felix Girard had the Drakkar goals.

Two games took place on Thursday.

Jeremy Beaudry, Hubert Lamarre, Axel Rioux, and Nick Sorensen scored for Quebec in the Remparts’ 4-1 win over Cape Breton. Michael Lyle scored the lone Screaming Eagles’ marker.

Anthony Mantha had three goals; while Randy Gazzola, Cedrick Henley, and Loik Poudrier had singles as Val-d’Or romped to a 6-2 win over Rouyn-Noranda. Nikita Kucherov and Sven Andrighetto scored for the Huskies.
On Friday six games were played.

Konrad Abeltshauser, Rayn Falkenham, Jonathan Drouin, Stefan Fournier, Brent Andrews, Stephen MacAulay, and Martin Frk scored for Halifax as the Mooseheads routed Sherbrooke 7-2. Steve Lebel scored both Phoenix markers.

Jaskin and Christophe Lalonde had a pair each; while Veilleux had a single as Moncton blanked Acadie-Bathurst 5-0.

Philppe Maillet, Jean-Francois Leblanc, Halley, and Philippe Hudon scored for Victoriaville; while Shawinigan got goals from Dylan Labbe, Vincent Aresneau, and JC Campagna as the Tigres nipped the Cataractes 4-3.
Hudon had a pair; while Laurent Dauphin and Guillaume Asselin found the back of the net once each for Chicoutimi; and Mathieu Brisebois and Kucherov added one each for Rouyn-Noranda as the Sagueneens doubled the Huskies 4-2.

Baie-Comeau got two goals from Valentin Zykov; and Carl Gelinas had a single as the Drakkar skated to a 3-1 win over Drummondville. Jeremy Auger scored for the Voltigeurs.

Michael Joly had a pair; and Peter Trainor, Kevin Gagne, Francis Beauvillier, and Ryan MacKinnon found the twine once each as Rimouski hammered Gatineau 7-1. The Olympiques’ lone goal came off the stick of Derek Sheppard.

Sixteen teams took to the ice on Saturday.

Ben Duffy, Alex Micallef, Josh Currie, and Alexis Pepin scored for PEI; while John-Michael Walsh and Raphael Corriveau scored Cape Breton for as the Rocket doubled the Screaming Eagles 4-2.

Anthony Duclair, Jeremy Beaudry, Logan Shaw, and Anthony Verret scored for Quebec as the Remparts doubled Halifax 4-2. The Mooseheads’ goals came from Drouin and Frk.

Jaskin, Lalonde, Ivan Barbashev, and Danick Emond scored for Moncton; while Zach O’Brien and Michael Beaudry added the Acadie-Bathurst markers as the Wildcats won the Battle of New Brunswick with a 4-2 win.
Carl Neil, Alexis Bernier, and Kamaev scored for Sherbrooke; while Saint John got goals from Jakub Izacky and Maxime Villemaire as the Phoenix nipped the Sea Dogs 3-2.

Marc-Olivier Roy, Samuel Carrier, and Nikita Jevpalovs had a pair each; while Samuel Hodhod, Cedric Paquette, and Christopher Clapperton added singles as Blainville-Boisbriand pummelled Shawinigan 9-0.
Alexandre Lavoie, Beauvillier, Ryan MacKinnon, and Alexis Loiseau scored for Rimouski; while Jerome Verrier did the same for Drummondville in the Oceanic’s 4-1 win over the Voltigeurs.

Liam O’Brien adde a pair; while Jean-Sebastien Dea, Brisebois, Kucherov, and Gabriel Desjardins added singles as Rouyn-Noranda skated to a 6-2 win over Chicoutimi. Sebastien Sylvestre and Dauphin had the Sagueneens’ markers.

Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau, Petr Straka, and Zykov scored for Baie-Comeau; while Philippe Hudon added both goals for Victoriaville as the Drakkar nipped the Tigres 3-2 in overtime.

The week ended with five games on Sunday.

Michael Beaudry scored added a pair; while Robert Pelletier added a singles as Acadie-Bathurst blanked Sherbrooke 3-0.

Jaskin scored three times; while Barbashe, Lalonde, and Jonathan Racine added singles as Moncton skated to a 6-2 win over Quebec. Adam Erne and Sorensen added the Remparts’ markers.

Malouin got four goals; and Jerome Verrier and Guillaume Gauthier added singles as Drummondville doubled Gatineau 6-3. Kameron Kielly, Adam Chapman, and Emile Poirier scored for the Olympiques.

Girard and Straka had a pair each; while Gelinas, Gregoire, and Paquin-Beaudreau added singles as Baie-Comeau skated to a 7-3 win over Shawinigan. The Cataractes got goals from Alexandre Grandmaison, Phil Pietroniro, and Vincent Arseneau.

Artem Sergeev, Anthony Mantha, Brandon Hynes, Loik Poudrier, and Anton Zloban scored for Val-d’Or; while Charles Guevremont and Felix Plouffe added the Chicoutimi markers as the Foreurs skated to a 5-2 win over the Sagueneens.

The Leaders

Halifax is beginning to run away with the Maritime Division title as they are 39-5-2-1 with 81 points and are nine points up on Telus East leaders Baie-Comeau who are 34-12-2-2 and have 72 points. Blainville-Boisbriand are the Telus West leaders with 61 points (28-14-1-4).

PEI teammates Currie and Ben Duffy are one and two in the scoring race as Currie has 39 goals and 38 assists for 77 points in 48 games ; while Duffy has found the back of the net on 29 occasions while lending a helping hand on 47 more also in 48 contests. Jaskin rounds out the top three with 35 goals and 40 assists in 39 contests.

Between the pipes Blainville-Boisbriand’s Etienne Marcoux is tops among goalies as he is 17-7-0-1 with a 2.08 GAA, and 0.912 SAV%. Halifax’s Zachary Fucale backstops his way into second place as he has won 31 games, while losing five, with one overtime loss, and one shootout loss, a 2.49 GAA, and a 0.897 SAV%. Baie-Comeau’s Philippe Cadorette (24-9-1-1, 2.67 GAA, 0.893 SAV%) rounds out the top three.

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