QMJHL Weekly: January 22nd, 2013

Jaskin, Weegar, and Beaudry Are Telus Three Stars

Moncton left winger Dmitrij Jaskin, Halifax rearguard MacKenzie Weegar, and Acadie-Bathurst center Michael Beaudry are the Telus Three Stars of the Week for the week ending January 20th, 2013.
Jaskin began the week with a pair of goals and the first star of the game honors on Wednesday as Moncton blasted Saint John 7-1. He added another goal and the second star of the game award as the Wildcats doubled another Atlantic Division foe Cape Breton 6-3 on Friday.

Weegar began the week with four helpers and the second star of the game award as Halifax flattened Quebec 11-2 on Friday. He ended it with one goal and one assist as the Mooseheads continued their winning season with a 4-3 win over Blainville-Boisbriand on Sunday.

Beaudry was the game’s second star with two goals and three assists as the Titan began the week with a 6-5 overtime loss to PEI on Wednesday. He had one more helper as the team was nipped 5-4 by Drummondville on Saturday. He found the back of the net once, lent a helping hand on one more, and was the third star of the game on Sunday in the 6-4 loss to Rimouski. Beaudry finished the week a +2.

Kykov Is CHL Player of the Week

Baie-Comeau Drakkar Valentin Zykov is the CHL Player 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.

Team Orr Wins CHL/Home Hardware Top Prospects Game

Team Orr won the CHL/Home Hardware Top Prospects Game with a 3-0 win over Team Cherry at the Halifax Metro Centre on Wednesday night.

Chicoutimi’s Laurent Dauphin, Portland Winterhawk Nicolas Petan, and Quebec’s Adam Erne scored the goals for Team Orr; while Rimouski’s Phillipe Desrosiers and Mississauga Steelheads’ goalie Spencer Martin combined for 20 saves in the win. Edmonton Oil King Tristan Jarry and Halifax’s Zachary Fucale combined for 33 in the loss.

Desrosiers was added to the roster on Monday to replace Tri-City Americans Eric Comrie who was injured and couldn’t compete.

Dauphin and Jarry were the players of the game. Dauphin was added to the game on Monday to replace Medicine Hat Tigers Hunter Shinkaruk who was ill and couldn’t play.

Seven QMJHLers Ranked In Top 14 Among NHL Central Scouting Mid-Term Rankings
When the NHL announced their mid-term Central Scouting Rankings on Tuesday 14 QMJHLers were among the Top 14.

The top-19 ranked skaters are all from the CHL beginning with defenceman Seth Jones of the Portland Winterhawks. Halifax Mooseheads’ forwards Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin are listed second and third respectively, followed by Sean Monahan of the Ottawa 67’s, and Hunter Shinkaruk of the Medicine Hat Tigers rounding out the top-5. The top-10 also includes defenceman Ryan Pulock of the Brandon Wheat Kings ranked at number six, forward Frederik Gauthier of the Rimouski Oceanic at seven, forward Valentin Zykov of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar at number eight, defenceman Darnell Nurse of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds is ranked ninth, and forward Anthony Mantha of the Val-d’Or Foreurs is ranked tenth.

Seven of the top-10 ranked goalies are from the CHL including four of the top-5 beginning with Zachary Fucale of the Halifax Mooseheads. Eric Comrie of the Tri-City Americans is ranked at number two, Tristan Jarry of the Edmonton Oil Kings is ranked third, and Spencer Martin of the Mississauga Steelheads is ranked fifth overall among goaltenders.

The Western Hockey League leads the way with 59 players appearing in the rankings including 48 skaters and 11 goaltenders, followed by 56 players from the Ontario Hockey League (47 skaters and nine goaltenders), and 44 players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (38 skaters and six goaltenders).

All 40 CHL players competing in the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on January 16 in Halifax, NS, appear in the midterm rankings including 32 of the top-40 skaters.

CHL North American Skaters:

Rank, Name, Club, League, Birthdate, Height, Weight, Position, Shot

1 JONES, SETH PORTLAND WHL 03-Oct-1994 6′ 3.5″ 208 lbs * D R
2 MACKINNON, NATHAN HALIFAX QMJHL 01-Sep-1995 6′ 0.0″ 182 lbs * C R
3 DROUIN, JONATHAN HALIFAX QMJHL 27-Mar-1995 5′ 10.75″ 185 lbs * LW L
4 MONAHAN, SEAN OTTAWA OHL 12-Oct-1994 6′ 2.0″ 186 lbs * C L
5 SHINKARUK, HUNTER MEDICINE HAT WHL 13-Oct-1994 5′ 10.25″ 181 lbs * C/LW L
6 PULOCK, RYAN BRANDON WHL 06-Oct-1994 6′ 0.5″ 211 lbs * D R
7 GAUTHIER, FREDERIK RIMOUSKI QMJHL 26-Apr-1995 6′ 5.0″ 210 lbs * C L
8 ZYKOV, VALENTIN BAIE-COMEAU QMJHL 15-May-1995 6′ 0.0″ 210 lbs * LW R
9 NURSE, DARNELL SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 04-Feb-1995 6′ 3.5″ 189 lbs * D L
10 MANTHA, ANTHONY VAL-D’OR QMJHL 16-Sep-1994 6′ 4.0″ 190 lbs * RW L
11 MORRISSEY, JOSHUA PRINCE ALBERT WHL 28-Mar-1995 5′ 11.75″ 182 lbs * D L
12 MUELLER, MIRCO EVERETT WHL 21-Mar-1995 6′ 3.25″ 184 lbs * D L
13 ERNE, ADAM QUEBEC QMJHL 20-Apr-1995 6′ 1.0″ 195 lbs * LW L
14 CARRIER, WILLIAM CAPE BRETON QMJHL 20-Dec-1994 6′ 1.5″ 198 lbs * LW L
15 HORVAT, BO LONDON OHL 04-May-1995 6′ 0.25″ 200 lbs * C L
16 DICKINSON, JASON GUELPH OHL 04-Jul-1995 6′ 1.25″ 179 lbs * C L
17 THEODORE, SHEA SEATTLE WHL 03-Aug-1995 6′ 1.75″ 182 lbs * D L
18 RYCHEL, KERBY WINDSOR OHL 07-Oct-1994 6′ 1.0″ 200 lbs * LW L
19 BIGRAS, CHRIS OWEN SOUND OHL 22-Feb-1995 6′ 0.5″ 189 lbs * D L
22 BOWEY, MADISON KELOWNA WHL 22-Apr-1995 6′ 0.75″ 200 lbs * D R
23 DOMI, MAX LONDON OHL 02-Mar-1995 5′ 9.25″ 193 lbs * C/LW L
24 KLIMCHUK, MORGAN REGINA WHL 02-Mar-1995 5′ 11.5″ 180 lbs * LW L
25 HARTMAN, RYAN PLYMOUTH OHL 20-Sep-1994 5′ 11.0″ 187 lbs * RW R
26 LAZAR, CURTIS EDMONTON WHL 02-Feb-1995 5′ 11.75″ 193 lbs * C/RW R
27 SORENSEN, NICK QUEBEC QMJHL 23-Oct-1994 6′ 1.0″ 179 lbs * RW R
28 LODGE, JIMMY SAGINAW OHL 05-Mar-1995 6′ 0.5″ 166 lbs * C R
29 BJORKSTRAND, OLIVER PORTLAND WHL 10-Apr-1995 5′ 10.5″ 167 lbs * RW R
30 ZADOROV, NIKITA LONDON OHL 15-Apr-1995 6′ 5.25″ 230 lbs * D L
33 NASTASIUK, ZACH OWEN SOUND OHL 30-Mar-1995 6′ 1.25″ 191 lbs * RW R
34 PETAN, NICOLAS PORTLAND WHL 22-Mar-1995 5′ 8.5″ 163 lbs * C L
35 DUCLAIR, ANTHONY QUEBEC QMJHL 26-Aug-1995 5′ 11.25″ 180 lbs * LW L
37 BAILEY, JUSTIN KITCHENER OHL 01-Jul-1995 6′ 3.25″ 194 lbs * RW R
38 HARPER, STEPHEN ERIE OHL 25-Mar-1995 6′ 1.5″ 202 lbs * LW L
39 ROY, ERIC BRANDON WHL 24-Oct-1994 6′ 2.5″ 187 lbs * D L
40 KOSTALEK, JAN RIMOUSKI QMJHL 17-Feb-1995 6′ 1.0″ 180 lbs * D R
41 DAUPHIN, LAURENT CHICOUTIMI QMJHL 27-Mar-1995 6′ 0.25″ 167 lbs * C L
43 POIRIER, EMILE GATINEAU QMJHL 14-Dec-1994 6′ 0.75″ 183 lbs * LW L
44 HEATHERINGTON, DILLON SWIFT CURRENT WHL 09-May-1995 6′ 3.0″ 196 lbs * D L
45 DIABY, JONATHAN-ISMAEL VICTORIAVILLE QMJHL 16-Nov-1994 6′ 5.0″ 223 lbs * D L
48 MOUTREY, NICK SAGINAW OHL 24-Jun-1995 6′ 2.0″ 208 lbs * C/LW L
50 DOETZEL, KAYLE RED DEER WHL 19-Jun-1995 6′ 2.25″ 190 lbs * D R
52 ETCHEGARY, KURT QUEBEC QMJHL 12-Nov-1994 5′ 11.0″ 185 lbs * C L
53 DUNN, VINCENT VAL-D’OR QMJHL 14-Sep-1995 5′ 11.0″ 172 lbs * C L
54 PAQUIN-BOUDREAU, GABRYEL BAIE-COMEAU QMJHL 21-Feb-1995 5′ 11.0″ 167 lbs * LW L
55 GEERTSEN, MASON VANCOUVER WHL 19-Apr-1995 6′ 3.0″ 199 lbs * D L
56 ELIE, REMI LONDON OHL 16-Apr-1995 6′ 0.5″ 203 lbs * LW L
58 ROY, MARC-OLIVIER BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND QMJHL 05-Nov-1994 6′ 0.0″ 175 lbs * C L
60 CASSELS, COLE OSHAWA OHL 04-May-1995 6′ 0.0″ 176 lbs * C R
61 LIPSBERGS, ROBERTS SEATTLE WHL 29-Jul-1994 5′ 10.0″ 192 lbs * LW L
63 WHEATON, MITCHELL KELOWNA WHL 06-Feb-1995 6′ 4.0″ 228 lbs * D L
65 JENSEN, SPENSER MEDICINE HAT WHL 02-Jul-1995 6′ 4.0″ 191 lbs * D R
66 CORBETT, JEFF SUDBURY OHL 20-Sep-1994 6′ 1.5″ 170 lbs * D L
67 LEWINGTON, TYLER MEDICINE HAT WHL 05-Dec-1994 6′ 1.0″ 189 lbs * D R
68 STANTON, TY MEDICINE HAT WHL 23-May-1995 6′ 3.5″ 173 lbs * D L
69 KUJAWINSKI, RYAN KINGSTON OHL 30-Mar-1995 6′ 1.75″ 203 lbs * C L
70 HAUF, JARED SEATTLE WHL 06-Mar-1995 6′ 4.75″ 212 lbs * D L
71 AUGER, JUSTIN GUELPH OHL 14-May-1994 6′ 6.25″ 224 lbs * RW R
74 GOBEIL, THOMAS CHICOUTIMI QMJHL 18-Nov-1994 5′ 11.5″ 200 lbs * RW R
76 MORIN, SAMUEL RIMOUSKI QMJHL 12-Jul-1995 6′ 7.0″ 200 lbs * D L
80 HARPUR, BEN GUELPH OHL 12-Jan-1995 6′ 5.5″ 210 lbs * D L
81 SUBBAN, JORDAN BELLEVILLE OHL 03-Mar-1995 5′ 9.0″ 175 lbs * D R
82 GARLENT, HUNTER GUELPH OHL 04-Feb-1995 5′ 8.25″ 164 lbs * C R
84 MCNULTY, MARC PRINCE GEORGE WHL 05-Apr-1995 6′ 5.75″ 185 lbs * D L
87 BELL, MYLES KELOWNA WHL 19-Aug-1993 5′ 11.5″ 212 lbs * LW R
88 LIBERATI, MILES LONDON OHL 21-Jun-1995 5′ 11.5″ 195 lbs * D L
92 BURNSIDE, JOSHUA MISSISSAUGA OHL 11-Feb-1995 5′ 11.0″ 171 lbs * LW L
93 GREGOIRE, JEREMY BAIE-COMEAU QMJHL 05-Sep-1995 5′ 11.75″ 190 lbs * C R
94 CHASE, GREGORY CALGARY WHL 01-Jan-1995 6′ 0.0″ 195 lbs * C/RW R
95 LABBE, DYLAN SHAWINIGAN QMJHL 09-Jan-1995 6′ 1.0″ 180 lbs * D L
96 LIPON, JC KAMLOOPS WHL 10-Jul-1993 5′ 11.5″ 180 lbs * RW R
97 ULLY, COLE KAMLOOPS WHL 20-Feb-1995 5′ 10.75″ 164 lbs * LW L
99 GRAVEL, MAXIME RIMOUSKI QMJHL 12-Feb-1995 6′ 1.0″ 178 lbs * D R
101 BRACE, CAMERON OWEN SOUND OHL 08-Apr-1993 5′ 9.5″ 176 lbs * C R
102 PAUL, NICHOLAS BRAMPTON OHL 20-Mar-1995 6′ 2.25″ 202 lbs * LW L
103 BEATON, BRONSON CAPE BRETON QMJHL 06-Feb-1995 6′ 0.25″ 182 lbs * RW R
105 BAPTISTE, NICHOLAS SUDBURY OHL 04-Aug-1995 6′ 0.75″ 189 lbs * RW R
106 BETZ, NICK ERIE OHL 18-Jul-1995 6′ 5.0″ 215 lbs * RW R
107 SILK, BRODY SUDBURY OHL 30-Nov-1994 5′ 11.75″ 185 lbs * C L
110 MURPHY, MATTHEW HALIFAX QMJHL 01-May-1995 6′ 2.0″ 197 lbs * D L
111 MERKLEY, JOHNATHON SWIFT CURRENT WHL 27-May-1995 5′ 10.0″ 194 lbs * C R
112 HOUCK, JACKSON VANCOUVER WHL 27-Feb-1995 6′ 0.0″ 186 lbs * RW R
116 PLATZER, KYLE LONDON OHL 04-Mar-1995 5′ 11.0″ 185 lbs * C R
118 GRAVES, RYAN PEI QMJHL 21-May-1995 6′ 4.0″ 220 lbs * D L
122 VERHAEGHE, CARTER NIAGARA OHL 14-Aug-1995 6′ 1.0″ 181 lbs * C L
123 VALK, CURTIS MEDICINE HAT WHL 08-Feb-1993 5′ 9.0″ 160 lbs * C L
126 BRADFORD, ERIK BARRIE OHL 19-Oct-1994 5′ 11.25″ 178 lbs * C L
127 PEDERSEN, BRENT KITCHENER OHL 05-Jul-1995 6′ 2.0″ 205 lbs * LW L
128 HALL, ZACH BARRIE OHL 29-Apr-1993 5′ 10.5″ 172 lbs C L
129 BELLERIVE, MATTHIEU RED DEER WHL 07-Dec-1994 5′ 9.5″ 188 lbs * RW R
130 JOLY, MICHAEL RIMOUSKI QMJHL 05-May-1995 5′ 10.0″ 155 lbs * RW L
131 KUPTSOV, SERGEY OTTAWA OHL 06-Oct-1994 6′ 1.75″ 214 lbs * RW L
138 RANKIN, CONNOR TRI-CITY WHL 30-Nov-1994 5′ 11.75″ 194 lbs * LW L
139 HART, JAYDEN PRINCE ALBERT WHL 14-Dec-1994 6′ 1.75″ 192 lbs * C R
140 CAVE, COLBY SWIFT CURRENT WHL 26-Dec-1994 5′ 11.75″ 185 lbs * C L
144 HONEY, CONNOR SEATTLE WHL 01-Apr-1994 6′ 0.0″ 188 lbs * RW R
145 VEILLEUX, TOMMY VICTORIAVILLE QMJHL 07-May-1995 6′ 0.0″ 188 lbs * LW L
146 KUBALIK, DOMINIK SUDBURY OHL 21-Aug-1995 6′ 1.0″ 181 lbs * LW L
147 RAYCROFT, MARK BRAMPTON OHL 18-Apr-1995 6′ 2.0″ 178 lbs * D R
148 BROUILLARD, NIKOLAS DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL 07-Feb-1995 5′ 10.0″ 150 lbs * D L
149 TOLCHINSKY, SERGEY SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 03-Feb-1995 5′ 7.25″ 152 lbs * LW L
151 BROWN, JOSHUA OSHAWA OHL 21-Jan-1994 6′ 5.0″ 213 lbs * D R
152 MCGAULEY, TIM BRANDON WHL 23-Jul-1995 5′ 11.5″ 171 lbs * C L
153 SMITH, JERRET SEATTLE WHL 21-Apr-1995 6′ 1.5″ 198 lbs * D R
155 NIKKEL, AYRTON BRANDON WHL 30-Aug-1995 6′ 0.75″ 190 lbs * D L
156 MERMIS, DAKOTA LONDON OHL 05-Jan-1994 5′ 11.25″ 192 lbs * D L
157 WEBSTER, MICHAEL BARRIE OHL 24-May-1995 5′ 11.5″ 175 lbs * D L
158 SHEEN, RILEY SEATTLE WHL 21-Dec-1994 5′ 9.5″ 153 lbs * LW L
159 BETZGOLD, GREG PETERBOROUGH OHL 11-Mar-1995 6′ 1.5″ 195 lbs * C/LW L
165 LOFTHOUSE, TRENT VICTORIA WHL 17-Nov-1994 6′ 3.0″ 183 lbs * RW R
167 BRYUKVIN, VLADIMIR RIMOUSKI QMJHL 22-Jan-1995 6′ 0.0″ 173 lbs * RW R
169 DUDA, STEVEN SAINT JOHN QMJHL 11-Nov-1994 6′ 3.75″ 190 lbs * D R
171 REPE, JURIJ SAINT JOHN QMJHL 17-Sep-1994 6′ 1.5″ 200 lbs * D L
175 PERREAUX, CARSON PRINCE ALBERT WHL 28-Dec-1994 6′ 2.0″ 178 lbs * C L
176 BOIVIN, ALEXANDRE QUEBEC QMJHL 01-Nov-1994 5′ 10.5″ 163 lbs C L
177 REWAY, MARTIN GATINEAU QMJHL 24-Jan-1995 5′ 8.0″ 158 lbs * LW L
179 TOMCHUK, WIL TRI-CITY WHL 27-Sep-1994 6′ 2.0″ 183 lbs * D R
181 DEA, JEAN-SEBASTIEN ROUYN-NORANDA QMJHL 08-Feb-1994 6′ 0.0″ 155 lbs * C R
182 WATSON, JAMAL LETHBRIDGE WHL 14-Jan-1995 5′ 11.0″ 174 lbs * RW R
183 DUPUY, JEAN KINGSTON OHL 06-Oct-1994 6′ 2.25″ 190 lbs * LW L
184 DIFRUSCIA, ANTHONY NIAGARA OHL 20-Apr-1995 5′ 10.5″ 190 lbs * LW L
185 BLOMQVIST, AXEL LETHBRIDGE WHL 30-Jan-1995 6′ 6.0″ 213 lbs * RW L
187 POWER, ADAM SPOKANE WHL 01-Mar-1995 6′ 3.75″ 195 lbs * D L
188 NOSAD, STEPHEN PETERBOROUGH OHL 25-Jan-1995 5′ 11.0″ 188 lbs * RW R
190 LEMAY, MATHIEU ROUYN-NORANDA QMJHL 19-Dec-1994 5′ 10.5″ 160 lbs * RW R
193 SCHILLER, LANDON SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 20-Jan-1995 5′ 11.5″ 181 lbs RW R
194 KANZIG, KEEGAN VICTORIA WHL 26-Feb-1995 6′ 7.0″ 241 lbs * D L
195 ADAM, AUSTIN EVERETT WHL 07-Mar-1995 6′ 4.25″ 187 lbs * D R
199 BERISHA, AARON BELLEVILLE OHL 05-Mar-1995 5′ 9.0″ 183 lbs * RW R
202 FORTIER, SIMON RIMOUSKI QMJHL 18-Jan-1995 6′ 0.0″ 190 lbs * RW R
203 WILLIAMS, COLBY REGINA WHL 26-Jan-1995 5′ 11.0″ 186 lbs * D R
204 TREMBLAY, SIMON CHICOUTIMI QMJHL 18-Sep-1994 6′ 0.75″ 190 lbs * LW L
206 BURROUGHS, KYLE REGINA WHL 12-Jul-1995 5′ 11.0″ 182 lbs * D R
208 WEEGAR, MACKENZIE HALIFAX QMJHL 07-Jan-1994 5′ 11.75″ 183 lbs * D R

CHL North American Goaltenders:

Rank, Name, Club, League, Birthdate, Height, Weight, Position, Catches
Catch
1 FUCALE, ZACHARY HALIFAX QMJHL 28-May-1995 6′ 1.25″ 181 lbs * L
2 COMRIE, ERIC TRI-CITY WHL 06-Jul-1995 6′ 0.75″ 167 lbs * L
3 JARRY, TRISTAN EDMONTON WHL 29-Apr-1995 6′ 1.5″ 178 lbs * L
5 MARTIN, SPENCER MISSISSAUGA OHL 08-Jun-1995 6′ 2.25″ 192 lbs * L
6 DESROSIERS, PHILIPPE RIMOUSKI QMJHL 16-Aug-1995 6′ 1.5″ 184 lbs * L
8 GUIGOVAZ, MICHAEL PETERBOROUGH OHL 08-May-1995 6′ 0.0″ 172 lbs * R
10 BARTOSAK, PATRIK RED DEER WHL 29-Mar-1993 6′ 1.0″ 187 lbs * L
11 LOTZ, AUSTIN EVERETT WHL 27-May-1995 6′ 0.0″ 188 lbs * L
12 GUINDON, LOUIS-PHILIP DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL 21-Apr-1995 6′ 0.0″ 162 lbs * L
13 BURKE, BRENDAN PORTLAND WHL 11-Mar-1995 6′ 3.0″ 176 lbs * L
14 PALAZZESE, FRANK SUDBURY OHL 28-May-1993 6′ 0.75″ 160 lbs * L
15 DEKORT, JORDAN WINDSOR OHL 08-Aug-1995 6′ 4.25″ 193 lbs * L
16 PATTERSON, JAKE LONDON OHL 18-Jun-1994 6′ 0.5″ 191 lbs * L
17 ZAROWNY, BRETT PRINCE GEORGE WHL 30-Mar-1995 5′ 11.5″ 183 lbs * R
18 SKAPSKI, MACKENZIE KOOTENAY WHL 15-Jun-1994 6′ 2.5″ 186 lbs * L
19 BRASSARD, ERIC GATINEAU QMJHL 05-May-1995 6′ 0.75″ 167 lbs * L
20 LAURIKAINEN, EETU SWIFT CURRENT WHL 01-Feb-1993 5′ 11.5″ 176 lbs * L
21 GRAHAM, CHARLIE BELLEVILLE OHL 30-Jun-1995 5′ 10.5″ 173 lbs * L
22 HOPE, BRANDON OWEN SOUND OHL 18-Mar-1994 5′ 11.75″ 197 lbs * L
24 BLAIR, JACOB OTTAWA OHL 16-Mar-1995 6′ 2.0″ 176 lbs * L
25 BELANGER, ALEXANDRE ROUYN-NORANDA QMJHL 19-Aug-1995 6′ 0.5″ 170 lbs * L
26 WHISTLE, JACKSON KELOWNA WHL 09-Jun-1995 6′ 0.5″ 190 lbs * L
27 MARCOUX, ETIENNE BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND QMJHL 29-Sep-1993 6′ 0.0″ 160 lbs * L
28 SHIELDS, MACK CALGARY WHL 13-Feb-1995 6′ 2.5″ 188 lbs * L
29 FOTINOS, ALEX BARRIE OHL 02-Jan-1995 6′ 0.0″ 176 lbs * L
31 HOFLIN, WYATT KOOTENAY WHL 31-Jan-1995 6′ 0.5″ 199 lbs * L
Please visit www.nhl.com to see the full rankings.
With information from the QMJHL/CHL
QMJHL Announces the Excellence Challenge
On Wednesday the QMJHL announced that they will be hosting the Excellence Challenge from May 2nd-5th.
The goal of this challenge is to create continuity in the delivery of the Program of Excellence of Hockey Canada and more specifically the under 17 program. The Excellence Challenge will be able to help our players be more prepared and organized in order to continue their development as athletes for the various Hockey Canada teams.

It will also help the League better identify the best prospects in Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces by providing a venue where teams of 20 players under 16 years of age will be able to showoff their skills competing for the QMJHL Gold Cup awarded to the best team.

“This is a terrific opportunity to see future QMJHL prospects and shed the spotlight to some of the brightest young talents our country has to offer,” said QMJHL commissioner Gilles Courteau.

Teams will be formed from each one of the Maritime Provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI and Newfoundland in addition to two Quebec based teams. The event will be held at the Centre d’Excellence Sport Rousseau in Blainville-Boisbriand.

Courtesy of the QMJHL

The Games This Week

In addition to the CHL Top Prospects Game the week began with two games on Wednesday that were supposed to be played on December 28th but were postponed due to bad weather in the area.

Moncton blasted Saint John 7-1 with goals coming from Jaksin and Ivan Barbashev who had a pair each; and Phillip Danault and Yannick Veilleux who had singles. Matthew Highmore had the lone Saint John marker.

Josh Currie netted three goals; and Ben Duffy, Alex Micallef, and Jack Nevins added singles as PEI nipped Acadie-Bathurst 6-5. Michael Beaudry had a pair; and Christophe Lalancette, Patrick Walsh, and Marc-Olivier Brouillard had singles for the Titan.

Eight games were played on Friday.

Moncton doubled Cape Breton 6-3. Barbashev scored twice; while Danault, Allain Saulnier, Jaksin, and Lucas Batt had singles. Bronson Beaton, Charles-Eric Legare, and Zachery Moody scored for Cape Breton.

Val-d’Or got goals from Anthony Mantha, Pierre-Maxim Poudrier, Brandon Hynes, and Loik Poudrier in their 4-1 win over Sherbrooke. Alexandre Comtois added the lone Phoenix marker.

Konrad Abeltshauser, Stephen MacAulay, and Dominic Beauchemin scored twice each; and Darcy Ashley, Ryan Falkenham, Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin, and Martin Frk added singles as Halifax routed Quebec 11-2. Logan Shawn and Nick Sorensen added the Remparts’ markers.

Christopher Clapperton scored twice; while Samuel Hodhod, Philippe Sanchez, and Pier-Olivier GrandMaison added singles as Blainville-Boisbriand skated to a 5-1 win over Victoriaville. Carl Marois added the lone Tigres’ marker.

Dylan Labbe, Felix-Antoine Bergeron, Mason Gray, and Peter Sakaris scored for Shawinigan; while Sebastien Sylvestre, Dauphin, and Scott Carrier scored for Chicoutimi as the Cataractes nipped the Sagueneens 4-3.
Carl Gelinas, Petr Straka, and Valentin Zykov scored for Baie-Comeau in their 3-2 win over PEI. Matej Beran and Louick Marcotte added the Rocket markers.

Alexandre Carrier and Simon Tardif-Richard scored for Gatineau; and Gabriel Desjardins added the Rouyn-Noranda marker as the Olympiques nipped the Huskies 2-1.

Jan Kostalek, Anthony DeLuca, Peter Trainor, Alexandre Lavoie, and Francis Beauvillier found the back of the net for Rimouski; while Olivier Archambault added the lone Drummondville goal as the Oceanic skated to a 5-1 win over the Voltigeurs.

Fives games were played on Saturday.

Sylvestre, Simon Tremblay, Lukas Sedlak, Dauphin, and Guillaume Asselin scored for Chicoutimi; while Victor Provencher and Nathan Yetman added the PEI markers as the Sagueneens skated to a 5-2 win over PEI.

Halifax got goals from MacKinnon, Stefan Fournier, Brent Andrews, MacAulay, and Frk in their 5-0 blanking of Sherbrooke.

Archambault, Cole Hawes, Nikolas Brouillard, Matthew Bouden, and Jerome Verrier scored for Drummondville; while Acadie-Bathurst’s goals came off the sticks of Raphael Lafontaine, Lalancette, Anthony Gingras, and Zach O’Brien as the Voltigeurs nipped the Titan 5-4.

Jakub Izacky scored in regulation and added a shootout marker for Saint John; while Mackenzie Brown added the other shootout goal as the Sea Dogs nipped Cape Breton 2-1. Justin Hache added the Screaming Eagles’ marker.

Tommy Giroux had two goals; and Christopher Clapperton, Danick Martel, and Nikita Jevpalovs had singles as Blainville-Boisbriand skated to a 5-1 win over Val-d’Or. Cederick Henley added the lone Foreurs’ goal.

Ten teams took to the ice on Sunday.

Alex Saulnier and Ross Johnson had a pair each; while Ryan Penny, Danault, and Christophe Lalonde had singles as Moncton blasted Saint John 7-0.

Shaw, Duncan MacIntyre, and Anthony Verret scored for Quebec; and Steven Mercier and Maxime St-Cyr added singles for Rouyn-Noranda as the Remparts edged the Huskies 3-2.

Felix Girard, Alexandre Ranger, Maxim Lamarche, and Dominic Poulin added singles for Baie-Comeau; while Mason Gray, Vincent Arseneau, and Samuel Aquin added the Shawinign markers as the Drakkar nipped the Cataractes 4-3.

Rimouski got the hat trick from Scott Oke, a pair from DeLuca, and a single from Trainor in their 6-4 win over Acadie-Bathurst. Lalancette, O’Brien, Brouillard, and Beaudry scored for the Titan.
MacKinnon, Drouin, Weegar, and Andrews added the Halifax goals; while Marc-Oliver Roy, Xavier Ouellet, and Samuel Carrier scored for Blainville-Boisbriand as the Mooseheads edged the Armada 4-3.

The Leaders

Halifax is beginning to run away with the Maritime Division title as they are 38-4-2-1 with 79 points and are 13 points up on Telus East leaders Baie-Comeau who are 31-11-2-2 and have 66 points. Blainville-Boisbriand are the Telus West leaders with 59 points (27-14-1-4).

PEI teammates Currie and Ben Duffy are one and two in the scoring race as Currie has 38 goals and 36 assists for 74 points in 46 games ; while Duffy has found the backof the net on 28 occasions while lending a helping hand on 46 more also in 46 contests. Trainor rounds out the top three with 32 goals and 37 assists in 46 contests.

Between the pipes Blainville-Boisbriand’s Etienne Marcoux is tops among goalies as he is 16-7-0-1 with a 2.17 GAA, and 0.910 SAV%. Halifax’s Zachary Fucale backstops his way into second place as he has won 30 games, while losing four, with one overtime loss, and one shootout loss, a 2.49 GAA, and a 0.897 SAV%. Chicoutimi’s Christopher Gibson (14-9-0-1, 2.63 GAA, 0.914 SAV%) rounds out the top three.

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