QMJHL Weekly: February 6th, 2013

Fucale, Reway, and Drouin Are Telus Three Stars

Halifax teammates goalie Zachary Fucale and forward Jonathan Drouin and Gatineau forward Martin Reway are the Telus Three Stars of the Week for the week ending February 3rd, 2013.

Drouin added a pair of goals and assists and was the first star of the game; while Fucale made 26 saves as the Mooseheads routed Chicoutimi 7-0 on Thursday. Drouin added another goal, assist, and was the second star of the game; while Fucale made 34 saves and was the first star in the 3-1 win over Baie-Comeau on Friday. Fucale was the first star of the week and finished with a 2-0-0 record, a 1.00 GAA, and 0.984 SAV%; while Drouin was the third star of the week and finished a +4.

In being named the second star Reway had a pair of goals, lent a helping hand on one more, and was the first star of the game as the Olympiques doubled Saint John 6-3 on Friday. He did the same thing on Saturday and was named the second star of the game in the 6-4 win over Rouyn-Noranda on Saturday.

Jaskin and Dubeau Named the CHL Player and Goalie of the Week

On the heels of being named the Telus first and third stars of the week for the week ending January 28th Moncton teammates forward Dmitrij Jaskin and goalie Alex Dubeau were named the CHL Player and Goalie of the Week for the same time period.

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, Zykov and Gagné Are Three Stars of the Month

On Friday the League announced that Jaskin, Baie-Comeau forward Valentin Zykov, and Rimouski rearguard Kevin Gagne are the Telus Three Stars of the Month for January.

Jaskin began January with two goals, two assists, and the first star of the game award as the Wildcats skated to a 5-3 win over Gatineau on January 12th. He found the net on two more occasions; lent a helping hand on three more; and once again was the game’s first star in the 7-1 win over Saint John on January 16th. He scored once; assisted on three more, and was the second star of the game as the Wildcats doubled Cape Breton 6-3 on January 18th and added one assist in the 7-0 shutout of the Sea Dogs on January 20th. Jaskin began the final week of the month with a goal and two assists and the third star of the game award as the team routed PEI 6-1 on January 23rd and found the back of the net on two occasions; while lending a helping hand on one more en route to being named the first star of the game in the Wildcats’ 5-0 shutout of Acadie-Bathurst on January 25th. Jaskin scored once, added one helper, and was the first star of the game in the 4-2 win over the Titan on January 26th and finished January with the hat trick and the first star of the game award in the 6-2 win over Quebec on January 27th.

Zykov began January with a goal and two assists in the Drakkar’s 5-4 win over Rimouski on January 3rd. He scored once and assisted on one more in the team’s 3-2 win over Shawinigan on January 5th and added another goal, assist, and second star of the game honors in the 5-4 win over Drummondville the following day. Zykov found the back of the net again and lent a helping hand on one more as Baie-Comeau nipped Sherbrooke 4-3 on January 9th. In the sweep of the two game series with Rouyn-Noranda on the 11th and 12th he added two goals, six assists and was the second star of the game on the 11th and their first star on the 12th as the Drakkar won 4-3 and 7-0 respectively. He added another goal, assist, and the first star of the game award in the 3-2 win over PEI on January 18th and finished the weekend off with one helper in the 4-3 win over Shawinigan on the 20th. Zykov began the final week of January with one assist in the team’s 4-2 loss to Baie-Comeau on the 23rd; had two goals and was the first star of the game in the 3-1 win over Drummondville on the 25th; had another goal and assist as the Drakkar nipped Victoriaville 3-2 on Saturday; and ended it with one helper in the 7-3 win over Shawinigan on January 27th.

Gagne began January with one assist in the team’s 5-3 loss to Blainville-Boisbriand on January 5th and followed that up with a pair of markers and one helper the next day in the 5-4 win over Gatineau. He then scored three assists against his old team Saint John in the 9-1 win on January 11th; added another pair of helpers in the 5-1 win over Drummondville on the 18th; and finished that weekend with another two assists as the Oceanic skated to a 6-4 win over Acadie-Bathurst on the 20th. Gagne began the final week of January with one helper as Rimouski edged Victoriaville 4-3 on January 23rd; added another goal and assist in the 7-1 win over Gatineau on the 25th; and finished with a pair of helpers and the third star of the game award as Rimouski skated to a 4-1 win over Drummondville on the 26th.

Three QMJHL Teams Make CHL Top 10

When the CHL announced their top 10 rankings on Wednesday three QMJHL teams made the cut.
Halifax dropped one spot to second; while Baie-Comeau stayed in fifth; and Rimouski remained at seventh.
Moncton received an honorable mention.

CHL Top 10 Rankings – Week 19

1 Portland Winterhawks (40-7-1-2)
2 Halifax Mooseheads (39-5-2-1)
3 London Knights (37-9-1-2)
4 Kelowna Rockets (37-10-3-1)
5 Baie-Comeau Drakkar (34-12-2-2)
6 Edmonton Oil Kings (35-11-2-3)
7 Rimouski Oceanic (33-11-1-4)
8 Barrie Colts (32-14-0-2)
9 Calgary Hitmen (33-13-1-3)
10 Owen Sound Attack (30-14-1-3)

Honourable Mention: Kamloops Blazers (33-14-2-3); Moncton Wildcats (32-16-1-0); Kitchener Rangers (29-14-1-5)

The Games This Week

The week began with three games on Wednesday.

Zachary Taylor, Frederick Gaudreau, Antoine Masson, Felix-Antoine Bergeron, Vincent Arseneau, Peter Sakaris, and Samuel Aquin scored for Shawinigan; while Jean-Sebastien Dea, Redgie Bois, and Sven Andrighetto potted the Rouyn-Noranda markers as the Cataractes skated to a 7-3 win over the Huskies.

Anton Zloban and Anthony Mantha scored for Val-d’Or in the shootout; while Nikita Jevpalovs did the same for Blainville-Boisbriand as the Foreurs nipped the Armanda 6-5. Mantha and Zloban also scored two regulation goals each; while Brandon Hynes added a single. Cedric Paquette and Christopher Clapperton had a pair each; while Jevpalovs had a single for the Armada in regulation.

Philippe Maillet and Angelo Miceli scored for Victoriaville; while Stephen Anderson did the same for Saint John as the Tigres nipped the Sea Dogs 2-1.

Two games finished out the month of January on Thursday.

Louick Marcotte, Anthony Cortese, Patrick McGrath, Ben Duffy, Nathan Yetman, Deverick Ottereyes, and Alexis Pepin scored for PEI in their 8-0 rout of Cape Breton.

Jonathan Drouin and Martin Frk had a pair each; while Nathan MacKinnon, MacKenzie Weegar, and Stefan Fournier had singles as Halifax shut the door on Chicoutimi 7-0.

February began with all 18 teams in action on Friday night.

Marcotte and Jack Nevins scored for PEI; while Charles-Eric Legare did the same for Cape Breton as the Rocket edged the Screaming Eagles 2-1.

Brent Turnbull had a pair; while Frederic Bergeron, Jeremy Beaudry, and Jason Houde had singles as Quebec skated to a 5-2 win over Drummondville. Guillaume Gauthier and Matthew Boudens scored the Voltigeurs’ markers.
Dea, Andrighetto, Gabriel Desjardins, and Francis Perron scored for Rouyn-Noranda as the Huskies doubled Sherbrooke 4-2. Brandon Leesway and Steve Lebel added the Phoenix markers.

Jonathan Narbonne and Alex Saulnier scored for Moncton; while Taylor added the Shawinigan goal as the Wildcats edged the Cataractes 2-1 in overtime.

Blainville-Boisbriand got goals from Jevpalovs and Xavier Ouellet in their 2-1 win over Victoriaville. Carl-Antoine Delisle added the lone Tigres’ marker.

Drouin, Frk, and Stephen MacAulay scored for Halifax in their 3-1 win over Baie-Comeau. Raphael Bussieres added the lone Drakkar marker.

Vytal Cote and Zach O’Brien scored for Acadie-Bathurst in regulation; while Christophe Lalancette added the shootout marker as the Titan edged Chicoutimi 3-2. Simon Tremblay and Guillaume Asselin scored for the Sagueneens.

Derek Sheppard and Martin Reway had a pair each; while Rock Regimbald and Simon Tardif-Richard added singles as Gatineau skated to a 6-3 win over Saint John. Stephen Anderson, Marcus Cuomo, and Stephen Anderson added the Sea Dogs’ markers.

Alexis Losieau had two goals; while Francis Beauvillier, Frederick Gauthier, and Scott Oke had one each for Rimouski; while Guillaume Gelinas, Brandon Hynes, Nicolas Aube-Kubel, and Zloban added the Val-d’Or goals as the Oceanic edged the Foreurs 5-4.

Seven games took place on Saturday.

Jeremie Malouin scored twice; while Jerome Verrier added a single as Drummondville edged Moncton 3-2. Dmitrij Jaskin and Jonathan Racine scored for the Wildcats.

Lalancette, Adam Stevens, O’Brien, and Michael Beaudry scored for Acadie-Bathurst in regulation; while Petr Straka had two, and Bussieres and Maxim Lamarche added singles for Baie-Comeau as the Titan edged the Drakkar 5-4. O’Brien was the only shooter to score in the shootout.

Beauvillier, Oke, and Alexandre Lavoie scored for Rimouski Cedrick Henley added the lone Val-d’Or marker as the Oceanic skated to a 3-1 win over the Foreurs.

Frank Schumacher scored the game winner 2:43 into overtime; while Alexandre Delisle-Houde and Sakaris added singles as Shawinigan nipped Saint John 3-2. Spencer Smallman and Noah Zilbert lit the lamp post for the Sea Dogs.
Petr Sidlik, Maillet, Michael Rheaume, and Philippe Hudon scored for Victoriaville; while William Couture Alexandre Comtois, and Daniel Audette found the twine for Sherbrooke as the Tigres nipped the Phoenix 4-3.

Gatineau got two goals each from Regimbald and Reway and singles from Adam Chapman and Emile Poirier in their 6-4 win over Rouyn-Noranda. The Huskies goals came off the sticks of Marcus Power who had a pair; and Dea and Gabriel Desjardins who had singles.

Marc-Olivier Roy, Danick Martel, and Marcus Hinds all scored for Blainville-Boisbriand; while Adam Erne and Nick Sorensen added the Quebec markers as the Armada nipped the Remparts 3-2.

The Leaders

With 13 games left in the season Halifax (41-5-2-1, 85 points) has an 18 point lead on Moncton for the Maritime Division lead and are 10 points up on Telus East leaders Rimouski who are 35-11-1-4 and have 75 points. Blainville-Boisbriand are the Telus West leaders with 66 points (30-14-1-5).

PEI forward Josh Currie leads the scoring race with 39 goals and 39 assists for 78 points in 50 games ; while Jaskin is in second place with 36 goals and 41 assists in 41 contests; and Straka rounds out the top three with Rimouski forward Peter Trainor rounding out the top three as he has found the back of the net on 33 occasions while lending a helping hand on 44 more in the 51 games that he has skated in.

Between the pipes Blainville-Boisbriand’s Etienne Marcoux is tops among goalies as he is 19-7-0-1 with a 2.14 GAA, and 0.910 SAV%. Halifax’s Zachary Fucale backstops his way into second place as he has won 33 games, while losing five, with one overtime loss, and one shootout loss, a 2.39 GAA, and a 0.902 SAV%. Baie-Comeau’s Philippe Cadorette (24-10-1-1, 2.68 GAA, 0.892 SAV%) rounds out the top three.

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