Roy, Huberdeau, and Will Are Telus Three Stars
Quebec Remparts’ forward Frederick Roy; Saint John Sea Dogs’ forward Jonathan Huberdeau; and Moncton Wildcats’ netminder Roman Will are the Telus Three Stars of the Week for the week ending February 19th.
Roy found the back of the net once, lent a helping hand on four more; and was the third star of the game as the Remparts romped to a 9-1 win over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar on Tuesday. He added one more as the team lost 4-1 to Saint John on Friday.Roy scored the only goals of the game and was the game’s third star as Quebec blanked Moncton 2-0 on Saturday. He chipped in three more helpers and was the game’s second star on Sunday in the 6-0 shutout of PEI and finished the week a +4.
Huberdeau scored twice, lent a helping hand on two more, and was the game’s first star as the Sea Dogs began the week by shellacking the PEI Rocket 10-1 on Wednesday. He added three more in the game against Quebec on Friday and was once again the game’s third star.
Will began the week by making 34 saves and the first star of the game award as the Wildcats began the week with a 3-1 win over Acadie-Bathurst on Friday and ended it with 29 more and another first star of the game award in the game against Quebec on Saturday.
Suspensions Handed Out
On Monday League Disciplinary Prefect Raymound Bolduc suspended Baie-Comeau Drakkar left winger Carl Gelinas for five games after hitting a Chicoutimi Sagueneens’ player in the head on February 9th. The decision was made because Gelinas made his way toward the injured played at high speed and hit the player’s head with his forearm and elbow as the player was in a vulnerable position and was not hurt on the play.
On Friday the League suspended Cape Breton left winger Dany Potvin for four games and Baie-Comeau’s Raphael Bussieres five games for their action in two different games on Friday the 15th.
In Potvin’s case the player he injured was no longer in possession of the puck; never saw Potvin coming; and was hurt as Potvin propelled himself upward hitting the player’s head and body simultaneously.
In Bussieres’ case he accelerated from the faceoff circle of the opposing team; pursuing his opponent; and was behind him throughout the race. Bussieres hit him from behind his left shoulder and never tried to avoid the hit as the injured player was in a vulnerable position and was injured.
Schedule Change For 2012-2013 Season
On Monday the League announced that the 2012-2013 season will begin on Thursday, September 20th. This year the season started on September 8th. There will still be 68 games per team played. There will be no modifications to the training camp schedule for academic reasons.
Board of Governors Changes Draft Compensation Guidelines
The Board of Governors of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League voted to make amendments to regulation 10.15.1 regarding compensatory draft picks during the Semi-Annual Meeting held at the Sheraton Hotel in Dorval. The amendments will take effect as soon as the 2012-2013 season.
Here are the amendments:
The compensatory draft pick or picks is awarded to a QMJHL Team for a 16 year old player who was selected in the first round of the preceeding QMJHL Priority Selection Process and is declared «defected». The «defected» player shall be defined as:
1.A player who has not reported to training camp;
2.A player who has reported to training camp, but has refused to sign a playing card and/or Standard Player’s Agreement when presented to him;
3.A player that does not show up to a training camp for medical reasons;
4.Permanent disability of such player;
5.Death of such player.
The name of the defected player must be filed with the League office by the Wednesday following Labour Day or that date established annually by the League.
10.15.2 Compensatory draft pick process for players selected 1 through 4 in the first round.
QMJHL Member Teams shall receive compensation for a first round 16 year old player selected with one of the first four (4) picks of the League’s Priority Selection Process who do not report to their hockey club based on the current League definition of a defected player.
Such compensation model shall be:
1.QMJHL Member Teams shall receive the fifth (5th) overall selection in the next QMJHL Priority Selection Draft.
2.Once the player has been deemed defected, as per definition, QMJHL Member Teams may trade such defected player to another QMJHL Member Team for draft picks only prior to September 15th of the following season.
3.If such team exercises their right to trade such player prior to September 15th, such team shall receive an additional second round selection at the conclusion of the second round in the following QMJHL Priority Selection Draft.
4.If the team should trade such player during the Christmas trading period in the year immediately following the QMJHL Priority Selection Draft in which such player was selected, such QMJHL Member Team shall receive the fifth (5th) overall selection only in the following QMJHL Priority Selection Draft with such selection varying from time-to-time based on the number of compensatory draft picks awarded in any given QMJHL Priority Selection Draft.
5.It should be understood that the compensatory draft pick shall be based on regular season standings of QMJHL Member Teams for the Priority Selection Draft in which the defected player was selected.
6.If the team should exercise their right to the fifth (5th) overall selection, such team must declare their intentions one week prior to the current QMJHL Priority Selection Draft and such player would re-enter the Priority Selection Process.
7.If the team should choose to keep the playing rights to such player, they shall not receive any compensation.
10.15.3 Compensatory draft pick process for players selected 5 through 18 in the first round.
QMJHL Member Teams shall receive compensation for a first round 16 year old player selected in positions 5 through 18 of the QMJHL Priority Selection Draft and who do not report to their hockey club based on the current League definition of a defected player.
Such compensation model shall be:
1.Compensation shall be a first round selection in the same position, one pick later at the following QMJHL Priority Selection Draft if such player is traded, for draft picks only, prior to September 15th of the following season.
2.If such player is traded at the Christmas trading period in the year immediately following the QMJHL Priority Selection Draft in which such player was selected, the team shall receive the compensatory draft pick in the same round position, one round later in the following QMJHL Priority Selection Draft.
3.If the team exercises their right to the compensatory draft pick, same round position one round later, such team must declare their intentions one week prior to the QMJHL Priority Selection Draft and such player re-enters the current QMJHL Priority Selection Process.
4.If the team should choose to keep the playing rights to such player they shall not receive any compensation.
Three QMJHL Teams Make CHL Top 10
When the CHL announced the Top 10 rankings on Wednesday three QMJHL teams made the cut.
Saint John remained at second; Shawinigan stayed at fifth; and Quebec dropped one spot to 10th. Victoriaville was an honorable mention.
BMO CHL MasterCard Top 10 Rankings – Week 21
1 London Knights (41-11-0-1)
2 Saint John Sea Dogs (40-14-0-2)
3 Kamloops Blazers (41-12-1-3)
4 Tri-City Americans (38-15-1-2)
5 Shawinigan Cataractes (37-12-3-4)
6 Edmonton Oil Kings (38-13-3-4)
7 Plymouth Whalers (36-15-2-1)
8 Kitchener Rangers (36-15-1-1)
9 Portland Winterhawks (38-15-2-1)
10 Quebec Remparts (34-14-5-2)
Honourable Mention: Niagara IceDogs (35-16-0-3); Victoriaville Tigres (36-16-1-3); Moose Jaw Warriors (36-15-5-1)
The Games This Week
Play began with one game on Tuesday as Quebec got two goals each from Mikhail Grigorenko and Adam Erne; while they got singles from Anthony Duclair, Martin Lefebvre, Gabriel Desjardins, Frederick Roy, and Marc-Antoine Carrier in their 9-1 win over Baie-Comeau. Frederic Gamelin added the lone Drakkar goal.
On Wednesday Brandon Hynes scored twice; and Yannick Dube, Philippe Halley, and Philip Danault added singles as Victoriaville edged Cape Breton 5-4. Kyle Farrell scored twice; and Michael Clarke and Raphael Corriveau added one each. Saint John got two goals each from Jonathan Huberdeau, Tomas Jurco, and Maxime Villemaire; while Charlie Coyle, Danick Gauthier, Oliver Cooper, and Stanislav Galiev added singles as the Sea Dogs cruised to a 10-1 win over PEI. Alex Noel scored the lone Rocket marker. David Rose, Gamelin, Robbie Graham, Jonathan Lessard, and Jean-Francois Leblanc scored for Baie-Comeau as the Drakkar edged Shawinigan 5-4 in overtime. Anton Zlobin scored twice; and Loik Poudrier and Kirill Kabanov scored for the Cataractes.
On Thursday Darcy Ashley scored twice; and Mitchell Shewfelt, Andrew Ryan, and Ryan Falkenham scored once each for Halifax; and Jonathan Lavoie, Jakub Culek, and Francis Beauvillier added the Rimouski goals as the Mooseheads skated to a 5-3 win over the Oceanic. Rouyn-Noranda got regulation goals from Jonathan Delorme and Antoine Quevillion; while Drummondville got the same from Matthew Boudens; while the Huskies shootout markers came from Sven Andrighetto and Denis Kamaev; and the Voltigeurs’ came from André Bouvet-Morrissette as the Huskies edged the Voltigeurs 3-2.
There were seven games that took place on Friday.
Cameron Critchlow scored twice; and Alexandre Grenier, Trey Lewis, and Brent Andrews added one apiece as Halifax began with a 5-3 win over Victoriaville. Phillip Danault scored twice; and Yanni Gourde had a single for the Tigres. Moncton got goals from Patrick Deslisle-Houda; Ryan Penny; and Devon MacAusland in their 3-1 win over Acadie-Bathurst. Sebastien Trudeau added the lone Titan goal. Alex Emond, Michael Santini, Emil Sylvegard, and found the back of the net for Drummondville in regulation; while Santini and Bouvet-Morrissette scored in the shootout; and Anthony Mantha, Cedrick Henley, and Benjamin Casavant scored for Val-d’Or in the Voltigeurs’ 4-3 shootout win. Jurco, Gauthier, Villemaire, and Galiev scored for Saint John; while Anthony Duclair scored for Quebec in the Sea Dogs’ 4-1 win over the Remparts. Jonathan Narbonne, Michael Chaput, and Kabanov added the Shawinigan goals; while Baie-Comeau’s came from Robbie Graham and Samuel Carrier as the Cataractes edged the Drakkar 3-2.tommy Giroux scored twice; and Olivier Picard, Samuel Aquin, and Christopher Clapperton added singles for Blainville-Boisband as the Armada edged Rouyn-Noranda 5-4. Antoine Quevillon added two goals, while Jean-Sebastien Dea and Anthony Verret found the net once each for the Huskies. Gatineau got three goals from Adam Chapman; while Alexandros Soumakis added one; while Charles Hudon, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, and Christian Ouellet added the Chicoutimi markers as the Olympiques edged the Sagueneens’ 4-3.
Four games took place on Saturday.
Taylor Carnevale, Pierre-Olivier Morin, and Chaput scored for Shawinigan; while Chicoutimi got goals from Lukas Sedlak, and Dominic Poulin as the Cataractes nipped the Sagueneens 3-2. Jonathan Brunelle scored the game winner 2:36 into overtime as Cape Breton nipped Rimouski 2-1. Alex Belzile added the lone Oceanic marker. Quebec got two goals from Frederick Roy in their 2-0 shutout of Moncton. Halley, Hynes, and Matthew Hobbs scored for Victoriaville; while PEI got goals from Jessyko Bernard and Josh Currie as the Tigres edged the Rocket 3-2.
Ten teams took to the ice on Sunday.
Falkenham scored twice; and Grenier, Critchlow, Alexandre Cote, and Martin Frk added singles as Halifax edged Acadie-Bathurst 6-5. Zach O’Brien scored twice; and Ludovic Kabambi, Oliver Houle, and Trudeau added singles for the Titan. Jean-Philippe Mathieu added the hat trick; Jonathan Lavoie, and Petr Straka scored twice each; and Alexander Mallet, Beauviller, and Culek scored once each as Rimouski gained a split in their two game series with Cape Breton with a 10-3 win. Alexandre Lavoie scored twice for the Eagles; while Clarke added the single. Duclair, Logan Shaw, Grigorenko, Alexandre Comtois, Gabriel Desjardins, and Marc-Antoine Carrier all scored for Quebec in their 6-0 shutout of PEI. Sacha Guimond and Julien Lepage scored for Baie-Comeau; while Emile Poirier scored for Gatineau as the Drakkar nipped the Olympiques 2-1.Cedric Paquette scored twice; and Jean-Christophe Laflamme, Xavier Ouellet, Raphael Pouliot, and Samuel Aquin added singles as Blainville-Boisband skated to a 6-2 win over Val-d’Or. Mantha and Casavant scored the Foreur’s markers.
There is a new leader in the overall QMJHL standings as Telus East leaders Shawinigan is 39-12-3-4 with 85 points; and Maritimes leaders Saint John (41-14-0-2, 84 points) are second. Blainville-Boisband is the Telus West leader and have 32 wins to go along with their 21 losses, two overtime losses, and one shootout loss for 68 points.
Gourde tops all scorers with 31 goals and 72 assists in the 58 games that he has played in to remain at first; while O’Brien has found the back of the net on 47 occasions; while lending a helping hand on 45 more in the 53 contests that he has skated in; while his teammate Sebastien Trudeau (26G, 63A, 89 points, 57 games) rounds out the top three.
Between the pipes there is a new number one as Saint John’s Mathieu Corbeil (32-9-0-0, 2.29 GAA, 0.914 SAV%) moves up one spot; and Shawinigan’s Gabriel Girard drops to second as he sports an 18-4-1-2 record to go along with his 2.35 GAA and 0.916 SAV%; while his teammate Alex Dubeau is third spot as he has won 21 games while losing eight with two overtime losses and two shootout losses with a 2.50 GAA and 0.907 SAV%.
The Games To Come
Play begins with an all-Maritime contest on Tuesday as Saint John hosts Halifax.
Three games will be played Wednesday as PEI is in Quebec to face Blainville-Boisband; Rimouski is at home to Acadie-Bathurst; and Rouyn-Noranda welcomes Val-d’Or.
On Thursday Shawinigan begins their Eastern Canadian trip with a stop in Cape Breton; and Victoriaville is in Baie-Comeau.
Three games will take place on Friday as Gatineau is in Quebec City; Blainville-Boisband welcomes Chicoutimi; and PEI is in Rouyn-Noranda.
On Saturday Shawinigan is in Halifax; Rimouski welcomes Baie-Comeau; Cape Breton makes their way to Bathurst; Moncton is at home to Saint John; Drummondville is in Roun-Noranda; and PEI makes a stop in Val-d’Or.
The week will end with six games on Sunday as Saint John welcomes Cape Breton; Victoriaville is in Quebec; Baie-Comeau makes their way to Bathurst; Moncton welcomes Shawinigan; Chicoutimi is in Gatineau; and Val-d’Or is at home to Drummondville.