QMJHL Weekly: April 5th

Hudon Wins Bergeon Trophy

Chicoutimi left winger Charles Hudon is the 2011 Michel Bergeron Trophy winner as the League’s best offensive rookie. Hudon had 23 goals and 37 assists in 63 games during the 2010-11 season.

The Games This Week

Playoff action resumed on Monday as Victoriaville took a 3-0 lead in games over Acadie-Bathurst with a 6-3 win. Guillaume Goulet led the way with two goals and one assist. Victoriaville advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 4-3 overtime win as Yannick Dube scored 7:34 into the extra frame.

On Tuesday Lewiston took a 2-1 lead in games over Moncton as Michael Chaput and Cameron Critchlow added a goal and assist each in the MAINEiacs’ 4-2 win. Etienne Brodeur scored the game winner at 8:49 of overtime in Lewiston’s 4-3 win Wednesday night. The MAINEiacs wrapped up the series with a 6-1 win on Friday. Michael Chaput and Bryce Milson each had a goal and assist in the victory.

Saint John took a 3-0 series lead in their series with Cape Breton with a 5-1 win on Tuesday thanks to Tomas Jurco leading the way with a goal and two assists. The Sea Dogs advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 4-0 shutout on Wednesday as Nathan Beaulieu, Jonathan Huberdeau and Stanislev Galiev added a goal and assist each.

Montreal got goals from Trevor Parkes and Raphael Pouliot and a three to nothing lead in games as they shutout Halifax, 2-0, Wednesday night. They advanced to the second round with a 4-2 win the next night as Jeremy Gouchie led the way with a goal and two assists.

Shawinigan took a 2-1 lead in games with a 3-0 shutout of the PEI Rocket on Tuesday night as Yannick Veilleaux. Anton Zloban, and Ryan Kavanagh scored the goals. Dave Labrecque and Loik Poudrier led the way with a goal and assist each in the Cataractes’ 4-2 win on Wednesday. The Cataractes wrapped up the series with a 4-1 win on Friday. Jean-François Plante led the way with a goal and assist.

Mirko Hoefflin and Frederick Roy had a goal and two assists each for Quebec as the Remparts continued their dominance of Val-d’Or with a 9-0 thrashing to take a 3-0 lead in their series on Tuesday. Joel Champagne led the way with one goal and two assists in the series sweep with a 5-2 win on Wednesday.

Sean Couturier led Drummondville to a 6-4 win over Chicoutimi on Tuesday with two goals and one assist. The Voltigeurs wrapped up the series in four straight with a 5-4 win on Wednesday. Marc-Olivier Vachon scored the series winner at the 17:03 mark of the third period.

Rimouski cut the Gatineau’s lead to 2-1 with a 7-4 win on Tuesday night as Felix Lefrancois led the way with a four-point night (one goal, three assists) Jean-Gabriel Pageau put the Olympiques a win away from the second round with the game winner 5:41 into overtime in as Gatineau edged the Oceanic 4-3 on Wednesday. Philippe Halley scored the series winner 5:43 into overtime as Gatineau nipped Rimouski 4-3 on Friday.

The Leaders

Quebec forward Jonathan Audy-Marchessault leads all scorers with five goals and ten assists in the four games; Saint John Sea Dogs’ forward Jonathan Huberdeau is second with five goals and seven assists over a four game period; while his teammate, Zack Phillips, is third with 12 points (4G, 8A) in four contests.

Between the pipes a pair of Saint John netminders lead the way as Mathieu Corbeil-Thériault is 1-0-0-0 with a 0.00 GAA and 1.000 SAV%; and Jacob Serres is 3-0-0-0 with a goals against average of 0.67 and a .964 SAV%. Montreal’s Jean-Francois Berube (4-0-0-0, 1.25 GAA .955 SAV%) rounds out the top three.

The Games To Come

The second round of the playoffs get underway on Friday as Saint John welcomes Victoriaville; Lewiston is in Montreal; Quebec hosts Shawinigan; and Gatineau makes its way to Drummondville. Game 2 of each series will take place on Saturday.

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