QMJHL Weekly: January 28th, 2014

Duclair, Cadorette, and Cupper Are Week’s Best; Duclair Is CHL Player of the Week

On Monday the League announced that Quebec forward Anthony Duclair, Baie-Comeau netminder Philippe Cadorette, and Shawningan goalie Marvin Cupper are the Telus Three Stars of the Week for the week ending January 26th, 2014.

For his efforts Duclair is also the CHL Player of the Week.

Duclair began the week with three goals, one assist, and the first star of the game award as the Remparts began the week with a 6-2 win over Gatineau on Thursday. He had another two goals and one assist in the 8-5 win over Val-d’Or on Saturday and finished with one assist in the 3-0 win over Rouyn-Noranda on Sunday.

Cadorette began the week with 18 saves as Baie-Comeau needed a shootout to get past Acadie-Bathurst 1-0 on Thursday. He had 22 more in the 4-1 win over Saint John on Saturday and ended it with 18 more as the Drakkar doubled Moncton 4-2 on Sunday.

Cupper began the week with 226 saves through the first 53:46 of action as Shawinigan was blanked 4-0 by Rimouski on Friday. He finished with 24 more as the Cataractes nipped Sherbrooke 2-1 on Saturday.

Drouin Is CHL Player of the Week

Halifax Mooseheads’ forward Jonathan Drouin is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 19th, 2014.

Drouin began the week with two assists as Halifax skated to a 5-1 win over Charlottetown. He added on four more and was the game’s first star in the 8-1 rout of Rimouski on Saturay and finished with one goal, three assists, and the first star of the game awards as the Moosheads finished the week with a 9-1 shellacking of Acadie-Bathurst on Sunday.

Fucale Sets New League Recor

On Wednesday Halifax goalie Zachary Fucale became the first goalie in League history to win 100 games in less than 150 games played. He had his 100th victory in 145 games.

The record was previously held by Jacques Cloutier who won his 100th game on January 6th, 1979 in his 150th game. Only seven QMJHL goalies have won 100 games with the last being Oliver Roy who played with Cape Breton and Acadie-Bathurst from 2007-2011.

Three QMJHL Teams Make CHL Top 10

When the CHL announced their rankings last week three QMJHL teams made the cut.

Baie-Comeau moved four spots to fourth; Blainville-Boisbriand dropped two to sixth; and Halifax entered the top 10 at ninth.

Quebec was an honorable mention.

BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings – Week 18
1. Kelowna Rockets (37-6-0-2)
2. Guelph Storm (35-8-2-1)
3. Erie Otters (35-8-2-0)
4. Baie-Comeau Drakkar (30-12-1-3)
5. Calgary Hitmen (31-11-2-3)
6. Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (28-10-4-4)
7. Portland Winterhawks (31-12-2-3)
8. Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (32-10-1-4)
9. Halifax Mooseheads (31-16-0-1)
10. London Knights (29-11-1-4)

Honourable Mention: Edmonton Oil Kings (31-13-0-1); Quebec Remparts (26-12-3-5); Oshawa Generals (29-12-0-4)

The Games This Week

The week began with two games on Tuesday.

Cape Breton got two goals from Charles-Eric Legare and singles from Clark Bishop, Raphael Corriveau, Maxim Lazarev, and Jeremy Beaudry in their 6-3 win over Acadie-Bathurst. The Titan goals came from Gabriel Gosselin, Guillaume Brisebois, and Scott Oke.

Andrew Ryan, Danny Moynihan, Nikolaj Ehlers, Matt Murphy, and Brent Andrews scored for Halifax in their 5-2 over Saint John. Nathan Noel and Nicolas Hebert had the Sea Dogs’ markers.

Three games took place on Thursday.

Baie-Comeau needed overtime and a goal from Jeremy Gregoire 4:30 in to get past Acadie-Bathurst 1-0.

Vladimir Tkachev had a pair; while Conor Garland, Mathieu Olivier, JC Campagna, Ivan Barbashev, and Christophe Lalonde had singles as Moncton skated to a 7-4 win over Chicoutimi. Dominic Beauchemin had a pair; while William Gignac and Laurent Dauphin had one each for the Sagueneens.

Quebec got the hat trick from Anthony Duclair; while Kurt Etchegary, Francois Godin, and Olivier Archambault had singles as the Remparts romped to a 6-2 win over Gatineau. Emile Poirier and Vincent Dunn tallied for the Olympiques.

The weekend kicked off with five games on Friday.

Ryan had two more; and Philippe Gaoudry and Matt Murphy had singles as Halifax skated to a 4-1 win over Chicoutimi. Nicolas Roy scored for the Sagueneens.
Jean-Chirstophe Laflamme scored twice; while Matej Beran and Mitchell Lundholm had singles as Sherbrooke beat Charlottetown 4-1. Kameron Kielly had the lone Islanders’ marker.

Cameron Yarwood got the lone goal of the shootout as Victoriaville got past Blainville-Boisbriand 3-2. Yan Pavel Laplante and Jean-Francois Plante got the regulation goals for the Tigres’ while Philippe Sanche and Ryan Tesink did the same for the Armada.

Anthony DeLuca, Frederick Gauthier, Sebastein Sylvestre, and Michael Joly scored for Rimousk in their 4-0 shutout of Shawinigan.

Louick Marcotte had two goals; and Guillaume Gelinas, Anthony Mantha, Anthony Beauregard, and Pierre-Maxime Poudrier had singles as Val-d’Or doubled Rouyn-Noranda 6-3.

Sixteen teams took to the ice on Saturday.

DeLuca got the lone shootout marker as Rimouski nipped Drummondville 2-1. Loic Leduc got the Oceanic’s other goal; while William Carrier scored for the Voltigeurs.

Dylan Labbe and Anthony Beauvillier had the markers for Shawingan; while Tim Wieser had the Sherbrooke goal as the Cataractes edged the Phoenix 2-1.

Brendan Duke, Andrew Shewfelt, Andrews, and Timo Meier had the Halifax goals as the Mooseheads doubled Cape Breton 4-2. Kyle Farrell and Loik Leveille had the Screaming Eagles’ goals.

Garland scored both goals as Moncton shut out Acadie-Bathurst 2-0.

Bokondji Imama, Charles Poulin, Charles Hudon, and Valentin Zykov had the Baie-Comeau goals; while Noel scored for Saint John as the Drakkar skated to a 4-1 win over the Sea Dogs.

Frédéric Bergeron and Niketa Jevpalovs scored for Blainville-Boisbriand in the shootout; while Dunn did the same for Gatineau as the Armada edged the Olympiques 3-2. Tesink and Marcus Hinds had the regulation goals for the Armada; while Alex Dostie and Poirier did the same for the Olympiques.

Victoriaville doubled Charlottetown 4-2 as Ross Johnston had a pair; and Yarwood and Laplante had singles. Bradley Kennedy and Spenser Cobbold scored for the Islanders.

Duclair and Lucas Batt had two each; while Mikhail Grigorenko, Fabrice Herzog, Adam Erne, and Nick Sorensen had one each as Quebec won the scoring fest against Val-d’Or with an 8-5 win. Scoring for the Foreurs were Mantha, Marcotte, Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Anthony Richard, and Poudrier.

Six games took place on Sunday.

Oliver Cooper had two goals; and Mathew Highmore and Nicolas Hebert had singles as Saint John shutout Acadie-Bathurst 4-0.

Legare had two; while Farrell, Timothe Simard, Guillaume Gauthier, and Jeremy Beaudry had singles as Cape Breton doubled Chicoutimi 6-3. Dauphin had two; while Janne Puhakka had a single for the Sagueneens.

Jeremy Gregoire, Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau, Hudon, and Frederic Gamelin had one each as Baie-Comeau doubled Moncton 4-2. Garland and Lalonde had the Wildcats’ markers.

Charles-David Beaudoin had the hat trick; and Christophe Lalancette, Joey Ratelle, and Matthew Boudons had singles as Drummondville blanked Charlottetown 6-0.

Grigorenko, Herzog, and Oliver Archambault had singles as Quebec shutout Rouyn-Noranda 3-0.

Vaclav Karabacek found the back of the net twice; while Simon Tardif-Richard and Dunn did the same one each as Gatineau edged Shawinigan 4-3. Dylan Labbe, Felix-Antoine Bergeron, and Ilya Zinoviev had the Cataractes’ markers.

The Leaders

There is a new League leader as Telus East leader Baie-Comeau has a 33-12-1-3 record and 70 points; while Blainville-Boisbriand continues to lead both the Telus West with their 29-10-4-5 record and 67 points; while Halifax leads the Maritimes East Division with 67 points (33-16-0-1).

Among skaters Val-d’Or forward Anthony Mantha is tops with his 41 goals and 44 assists in 39 games places him tops; while Duclair has found the back of the net on 42 occasions and lent a helping hand on 43 more in the 47 contests that he has skated in; and Marcotte rounds out the top three with 70 points (28G, 42A) in 48 games.

Between the pipes Baie-Comeau’s Philippe Cadorette is the top netminder with his 25-9-1-1 record; 2.28 GAA; and 0.916 SAV%. Backstopping his way into second place is Halifax’s Zachary Fucale who has won 25 games; while losing seven; with no overtime losses; and one shootout loss; a goals against average of 2.30; and 0.907 SAV%. Drummondville’s Louis-Philip Guindon (22-15-1-1, 2.59 GAA, and 0.903 SAV%) rounds out the top three.

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