QMJHL Weekly: January 15th, 2013

Zykov, Lavoie, and Cupper Are Telus Three Stars

Baie-Comeau right winger Valentin Zykov, Rimouski forward Alexandre Lavoie, and and Shawinigan goalie Marvin Cupper are the Telus Three Stars of the Week for the week ending January 13th, 2013.

Zykov began the week with a goal and assist in the team’s 4-3 win over Sherbrooke on Wednesday. He added another goal, assist, and the third star of the game honors as the Drakkar 4-3 loss to Rouyn-Noranda on Friday and finished with a goal, five assists, and the first star of the game award as Baie-Comeau finished the week with a 7-0 shellacking of the Huskies on Saturday. Zykov finished the week a +6.

Lavoie began the week with three goals, three assists, and the second star of the game award as the Oceanic skated to a 9-1 win over Saint John on Friday and chipped in a pair of helpers in the team’s 3-2 win over Shawinigan on Sunday.

Cupper made 32 saves and was the game’s first star as the Cataractes blanked Quebec 4-0 on Friday and ended it with 31 more as the team lost 3-2 to Rimouski on Sunday. He had a 1.51 GAA and 0.952 SAV% during that time.

Trade Deadline Ends

The trade deadline ended on Tuesday with 19 trades taking place before it ended.
On Monday Acadie-Bathurst sent 17 year old Carl Marois to Victoriaville for the Tigres’ 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft sixth round pick.

Val-d’Or sent 16 year old Timothe Simard to Cape Breton for 19 year old Philippe Trudeau.
Chicoutimi traded 16 year old Nick Mariois to Cape Breton for the Screaming Eagles; 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft third round selection.

Acadie-Bathurst traded 18 year old Etienne Salvail to Drummondville for 17 year old Gabriel Labbe.
Saint John sent 18 year old Benjamin Hade to Acadie-Bathurst for the Titan’s 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft fourth round selection.

Eighteen year old Yan Dumontier went from Shawinigan to Acadie-Bathurst for the Titan’s 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft fifth round pick.

Moncton acquired 18 year old Samuel Roussey from Chicoutimi in exchange for the Sagueneens’ 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft third round pick acquired from Gatineau.

Eleven trades completed the trade deadline on Tuesday.

Halifax sent 19 year old Randy Gazzola and and their 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft first round selection acquired from Quebec and their 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft first round pick to Val-d’Or for 17 year old Matt Murphy and the Foreurs’ 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft second round selection acquired from Sherbrooke.

PEI sent 17 year olds Carl Chenier and Mark Trickett along with their 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft third round pick to Victoriaville for 19 year old Troy Vance and the Tigres’ 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft fifth round pick.
Saint John traded 18 year old Brett Malone to Saint John for the Sea Dogs’ 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft 10th round pick.

Acadie-Bathurst acquired 17 year old Vytal Cote from Victoriaville in exchange for the Titan’s 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft fifth round pick from Drummondville.

Cody Donaghey went from Rouyn-Noranda to Quebec in exchange for the Remparts’ 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft third round pick acquired from Victoriaville and 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft third round selection.

19 year old Robin Gusse and a 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft second round pick from Sherbrooke went from Rouyn-Noranda to Rimouski in exchange for 19 year old Carl Hozjan.

16 year old Lucas Batt went from Victoriaville to Moncton for 16 year old Julien Proulx.

Chicoutimi sent 19 year old Francis Desrosiers and 17 year old Jeremy Gregoire to Baie-Comeau for 18 year old Thomas Gobeil, 16 year old Loik Leveille, and the Sagueneens’ 2013 and 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft first round picks.

Cape Breton acquired 18 year old Samuel Robert from Acadie-Bathurst for the Titan’s 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft seventh round pick.

Cape Breton sent 20 year old Alexandre Lavoie to Rimouski for the Oceanic’s 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft acquired from the Screaming Eagles and 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft third round pick.
Gabriel Gagne along with Moncton’s 2014 and 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft first round picks, and 2014 CH

Import Draft first round pick went to Victoriaville in exchange for 19 year old Phillip Danault.

Three QMJHL Teams Make CHL Top 10

When the CHL posted the top 10 rankings on Wednesday three QMJHL teams made the cut.
Halifax remained at first; while Baie-Comeau entered the top ten at eighth; and Rimouski fell two spots to ninth.

Quebec received an honorable mention.

CHL Top 10 Rankings.

1. Halifax Mooseheads (32-4-2-1)
2. London Knights (34-5-1-2)
3. Portland Winterhawks (34-5-1-0)
4. Kamloops Blazers (28-10-2-2)
5. Kelowna Rockets (29-10-1-1)
6. Owen Sound Attack (25-11-1-2)
7. Edmonton Oil Kings (27-9-2-3)
8. Baie-Comeau Drakkar (27-11-1-2)
9. Rimouski Oceanic (26-11-1-4)
10. Barrie Colts (26-12-0-1)

Honorable Mention:

Quebec Remparts (25-12-1-2); Sarnia Sting (24-13-0-3); Calgary Hitmen (28-10-1-3)

Carrier Receives Four Game Suspension

On Wednesday the League announced that Quebec left winger Louis-Philippe Carrier was suspended for four games for kneeing a Val-d’Or player on January 5th.

When the injured player took a pass from the Val-d’Or defenseman as he was on a breakaway he turned towards the centre of the ice. At the same time Carrier headed towards the injured player to hit him. The player saw him coming and changed directions. Carrier saw that he was going to miss his check and changed the direction of his right leg and hit the injured player on the knee. The Foreurs player had less weight on his left leg, which helped him avoid serious injury. This type of hit is very dangerous for knee injuries.

With information from the QMJHL.

Scholastic Players of the Month Announced

On Thursday the League announced the UL Mutual Scholastic Players of the Month for December.

Baie-Comeau Alexandre Chênevert Cégep de Baie-Comeau
Acadie-Bathurst Jacob Brennan University of New Brunswick
Blainville-Boisbriand Samuel Hodhod College Marianopolis
Cape Breton Gareth Nicholson Riverview Rural High School CHI Jérémy Grégoire Cégep de Chicoutimi
Drummondville Francis Lambert-Lemay Cégep de Drummondville
Gatineau Mickael Langlois Cégep de l’Outaouais
Halifax Zach Fucale Prince Andrew High School
Moncton Allain Saulnier Université de Moncton
PEI Ryan Graves Colonel Gray High School
Quebec Jason Houde Cégep de Limoilou RIM Maxime Gravel Cégep de Rimouski
Rouyn-Noranda Steven Mercier Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Shawinigan Félix-Antoine Bergeron Collège de Shawinigan
Sherbrooke Simon Desbiens Cégep de Sherbrooke
Saint John Marcus Cuomo St. Malachy’s High School
Val-d’Or Jessy Morin Cégep de Val-d’Or
Victoriaville William Cochrane Cégep de Victoriaville

Cassels Added To Team Cherry

On Thursday the Canadian Hockey League announced that Oshawa Generals forward Cole Cassels will join Team Cherry for the CHL/NHL Home Hardward Top Prospects game at the Halifax Metro Centre on Wednesday night.

The 17 year old from Columbus, OH has 10 goals and 16 asissts in 39 games so far this season–his second in the OHL after being selected 16th overall in the OHL Priority Selection last year.

Cassels is ranked 13th among OHL skaters by NHL Central Scouting in their preliminary draft rankings this past Fall.

He takes the place of Cape Breton’s William Carrier who can’t paly due to injury.

The Games This Week

The week began with two games on Tuesday.

Charles Hudon, Charles Guevremont, and Sebastien Sylvestre scored for Chicoutimi in their 3-2 win over Victoriaville. Philippe Maillet and Carl-Antoine Delisle added the Tigres’ markers.

Maxime St-Cyr and Gabriel Desjardins added the Rouyn-Noranda goals; while Olivier Archambault did the same for Drummondville as the Huskies nipped the Voltigeurs 2-1.

Four games took place on Wednesday.

Etienne Boutet had the hat trick; while Derek Sheppard, Deric Boudreau, Adam Chapman, and Simon Tardif-Richard had singles as Gatineau blasted Cape Breton 7-0.

Matthew Boudreau scored a pair; while Andrew Ryan, Darcy Ashley, Luca Ciampini, and Stephen MacAulay added singles as Halifax skated to 7-2 win over Acadie-Bathurst. Andrew Meredith and Adam Zboril added the Titan markers.

Guillaume Gelinas, Brandon Hynes, Cedrick Henley, Anthony Richard, and Loik Poudrier scored for Val-d’Or; while Cole Hawes added the lone Drummondville goal as the Foreurs skated to a 5-1 win over the Voltigeurs.
Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau, Felix Girard, Charles Poulin, and Valentin Zykov added the Baie-Comeau goals; while Michael McNamee, Simon Desbiens, and Alexandre Comtois added the Sherbrooke goals as the Drakkar nipped the Phoenix 4-3.

Four teams took to the ice on Thursday.

Josh Currie scored twice; while Anthony Cortese, Ben Duffy, and Alex Pepin added the PEI goals; while Yaisn Cisse, and Cedric Paquette added the Blainville-Boisbriand markers as the Rocket skated to a 5-2 win over the Armada.

Guevremont, Sylvestre, Laurent Dauphin, and Guillaume Asselin scored for Chicoutimi; while Axel Rioux added the Quebec marker as the Sagueneens skated to a 4-1 win over the Remparts.

Eight games were played on Friday.

Marc-Olivier Broullard had a pair; while Robert Pelletier had a single as Acadie-Bathurst got past Cape Breton 3-1. Gareth Nicholson scored the lone Cape Breton goal.

Angelo Miceli scored twice; while Maillet, Philippe Halley, Delisle, and Tommy Veilleux added singles as Victoriaville skated to a 7-1 win over Val-d’Or. Anthony Mantha added the lone Foreurs’ marker.

Trey Lewis, Rayn Falkenham, Ciampini, and Boudreau added singles as Halifax doubled Blainville-Boisbriand 4-2. Marc-Olivier Roy and Cisse added the Armada goals.

Taylor Burke scored twice; while Tardif-Richard and Tomas Hyka added singles as Gatineau doubled PEI 4-2. Cortese and Matthew Bursey scored for the Rocket.

Simon Boudreau, Frederick Gaudreau, Felix-Antoine Bergeron, and Mason Gray scored for Shawinigan in their 4-0 shutout of Quebec.

Hudon, Sylvester, Samuel Roussy, Dauphin, and Mathieu Gagnon scored for Chicoutimi; while Benjamin Hade added the Sherbrooke marker as the Sagueneens skated to a 5-1 win over the Phoenix.

Jean-Sebastien Dea; Marcus Power, Mathieu Brisebois, and Gabriel Desjardins scored for Rouyn-Noranda; while Jeremy Gregoire added a pair; and Zykov added a single for Baie-Comeau as the Huskeis edged the Drakkar 4-3 in overtime.

Peter Trainor had four goals; while Alexandre Lavoie had the hat trick; and Frederik Gauthier and Anthony DeLuca added singles as Rimouski romped to a 9-1 win over Saint John. Brett Malone added the lone Sea Dogs’ marker.

Ten teams took to the ice on Saturday.

Girard hada the hat trick; while Paquin-Boudreau had a pair; and Alexandre Ranger and Zykov had singles as Baie-Comeau shut the door 7-0 on Rouyn-Noranda.

Halley and William Cochrane had a pair each; while Miceli and Pter Sidlik had singles for Victoriaville; and Jakub Izacky and Maxime Villemaire had two each for Saint John in their 6-4 win over Saint John.

Hynes scored twice; while Gelinas, Mantha, Samuel Henley, and Cedrick Henley added singles for Val-d’Or as the Foreurs skated to a 6-2 win over Quebec. Logan Shaw and Jason Houde added the Remparts’ markers.

Ashley, Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin, and Martin Frk scored for Halifax; while Matej Beran, Jack Nevins, and Tomas Pavelka scored for PEI as the Mooseheads edged the Rocket 4-3.

Moncton got goals from Dmitri Jaskin who had a pair; and Ryan Penny, Ivan Barbashev, and Alex Saulnier had singles as Moncton skated to a 5-3 win over Gatineau. Tardif-Richard had two; and Martin Reway added a single for the Olympiques.

Six games finished off the schedule on Sunday.

Rock Regimbald and Reway scored twice each; and Tardif-Richard and Hyka had singles as Gatineau skated to a 6-4 win over Acadie-Bathurst. Raphael Lafontaine scored twice; and Zach O’Brien and Michael Beaudry added singles for the Titan.

Nikita Jevpalovs scored twice; while David Bedard, Cedric Paquette, Tommy Giroux, Danick Martel, and Pier-Olivier GrandMaison had singles as Blainville-Boisbriand blasted Cape Breton 7-0.

Redgie Bois, Brisebois, Francis Perron, and Liam O’Brien had singles as Rouyn-Noranda doubled Chicoutimi 4-2. Asselin and Mathieu Gagnon added the Sagueneens’ markers.

Jerome Verrier had two; and Nikolas Brouillard, Lukas Balmelli, and Jordan Murray had one each as Drummondville skated to a 5-2 win over Val-d’Or. Samuel Henley scored both the Foreurs’ goals.

Francis Beauvillier scored twice; and DeLuca added a single as Rimouski edged Shawinigan 3-2. Patrik Koys and Samuel Aquin added the Cataractes’ markers.

Comtois scored twice; adn Vincent Deslauriers scored once as Sherbrooke blanked Saint John 3-0.
Halifax is beginning to run away with the Maritime Division title as they are 35-4-2-1 with 73 points and are 15 points up on Telus East leaders Baie-Comeau who are 29-11-2-2 and have 62 points. Rouyn-Noranda are the Telus West leaders with 57 points (28-14-0-1).

PEI teammates Currie and Ben Duffy are one and two in the scoring race as Currie has 35 goals and 36 assists for 71 points in 43 games ; while Duffy has found the backof the net on 27 occasions while lending a helping hand on 42 more also in 43 contests. Trainor rounds out the top three with 30 goals and 37 assists in 44 contests.

.Between the pipes Blainville-Boisbriand’s Etienne Marcoux is tops among goalies as he is 15-6-0-1 with a 2.14 GAA, and 0.911 SAV%. Halifax’s Zachary Fucale backstops his way into second place as he has won 28 games, while losing four, with one overtime loss, and one shootout loss, a 2.50 GAA, and a 0.896 SAV%. Chicoutimi’s Christopher Gibson (13-8-0-1, 2.59 GAA, 0.916 SAV%) rounds out the top three.

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