QMJHL Weekly, January 2nd, 2012

Hynes, Beaudry, and Gervais-Chouinard Are Telus Three Stars

Victoriaville forward Brandon Hynes, Val-d’Or forward Michael Beaudry, and Rimouski goalie Jacob Gervais Chouinard are the Telus Three Stars of the Week for the week ending January 1st, 2012.

Hynes began the week with four helpers as the team thumped Drummondville 9-3 on Tuesday. He followed that up with a goal, three assists, and the first star of the game honors in the team’s 7-4 win over Blainville-Boisband on Wednesday and ended it with two goals and the second star of the game award on Friday as the Tigers skated to a 5-1 win over Shawinigan. Hynes finished the week a +7.

Beaudry found the back of the net once and lent a helping hand on three more on Tuesday as Val-d’Or routed Rouyn-Noranda 8-3. He added one assist as the team lost 5-3 to Gatineau on Wednesday and ended it with a goal, four helpers, and the second star of the game award as the Foreurs were edged 6-5 by Rouyn-Noranda on Friday. Beaudry finished the week a +2.

Gervais-Chouinard made 34 saves and was the second star of the game as Rimouski nipped Quebec 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday. He followed that up with 24 more as the Oceanic blanked Quebec 3-0 on Friday.

World Juniors Get Underway

The World Juniors got underway with four games on Monday.

In game number one Canada flattened Finland 8-1 with Mark Stone leading the way with the hat trick; and Dougie Hamilton, Brendan Gallagher, Saint John forward Jonathan Huberdeau, Brett Connolly, and Ryan Strome netting singles. Huberdeau’s teammate Nathan Beaulieu and Moncton defenseman Brandon Gormley had assists. Alexander Ruutu added Finland’s lone marker. Ruutu is the son of former NHLer Christian Ruutu.
The game turned out to be a costly win for Team Canada as forward Devante Smith-Pelly went down with a broken bone in his right foot after blocking a shot. He will miss the rest of the tournament and can’t be replaced because teams only have a total of 22 roster spots. The only time a player can be replaced is if that player is a goalie.  In the second game Max Friberg found the back of the net four times, Mika Zibanejad scored twice; and Joakim Nordstrom, Erik Thorell, and Sebastein Collberg added singles for Sweden; while Roberts Lipsbergs scored twice for Latvia; and Zemgus Girgensons and Toms Andersons added one each in Sweden’s 9-4 victory.
Saint John forward Charlie Coyle’s hat trick along with a pair from Kyle Rau, and singles from Jason Zucker, Stephen Johns, Jarred Tinordi, Nick Bjustad, Bill Arnold, and JT Miller led the US to an 11-3 rout of Denmark. Mathais Bau-Hansen with a pair and Thomas Spelling scored the Danish goals. Tinordi is the son of former NHLer Mark Tinordi.  Alexander Khokhlachev, Nikita Gusev, and Quebec forward Mikhail Grigorenko all scored for Russia in their 3-0 shutout of Switzerland.

On Tuesday Tomas Hertl scored twice, while Petr Holik, Dmitrij Jaskin, Baie-Comeau forward Tomas Filippi, Jiri Riha, and Radek Faska all added singles as the Czech Republic blanked Denmark 7-0.

Saint John forward Tomas Jurco, Michael Toman, and Marek Tvrdon all scored for Slovakia; while Juris Ziemins added the Lativan goal as the Slovaks skated to a 3-1 win.

On Wednesday Joel Armia led the way with two goals, and Mikael Granlund and Miika Salomaki added singles; while Brandon Saad was the lone American goal scorer as Finland upset the USA with a 4-1 win. Friberg, Nordstrom, Ludvig Rensfeldt, and Collberg scored for Sweden; while Joel Vermin scored twice, and Dean Kukan added a single as Sweden nipped Switzerland 4-3.  Mark Scheifle led the way with two goals; while Connolly, Stone and Strome scored once each as Canada blanked the Czech Republic 5-0. Igor Ozhiganov, Nikita Kucherov, and Mikhail Naumenkov all scored for Russia; while Milos Bubela added the Slovakian goal in the 3-1 Russia victory.

On Thursday Gormley and Stone scored twice each; while Scott Harrington, Freddie Hamilton, Brett Connolly, Quinton Howden, Brendan Gallagher, and Ryan Strome all added singles as Canada routed Denmark 10-2. Emil Kristensen and Nicolai Meyer scored the Danish goals.

Yvegeni Kuznetssov led the way with three goals, and Alexander Khokhlachev and Nikita Gusev added two each; while Artyom Sergeyev, Yaroslav Kosov, Grigori Zheldakov, Grigorenko, and Nikita Nesterov all added singles as Russia blasted Latvia 14-0.

In the first game on Friday the upset of Team USA continued as they were sent to the relegation round with a 5-2 loss to the Czech Republic. Petr Holik and Baie-Comeau forward Tomas Filippi scored twice each; while Tomas Hertl added a single for the Czechs; while Bill Arnold and TJ Tynan scored for the Americans. The loss to the Czech Republic coupled with Denmark’s loss to Finland means that the USA, who won gold in 2010 and bronze in 2011 now must play in the relegation round beginning Monday in Calgary.

Erik Thorell and Collberg scored twice; and Johan Sundstrom, Friberg, Mika Zibanejad, Rickard Rakell, and Joakim Nordstrom added one each for Sweden; while Marek Tvrdon scored for the Slovaks in the Swede’s 9-1 victory.  Teemu Pulkkinen scored four goals; while Miika Salomaki scored twice, and Jani Hakanpa, Armia, Ville Pokka, and Mikael Kuronen added singles as Finland romped to a 10-1 win over Denmark. Patrick Bjorstrand added the lone Danish goal.  In the final game of the night Switzerland skated to a 5-3 win over Latvia as Christoph Bertschy and Gaetan Haas registered two goals each; and Christian Mari added a single. Toms Andersons and Vitalijs Hvorostinins scored the Latvian goals.

On Saturday preliminary action ended with four games as Pulkkninen, Joonas Donskoi, Ruutu, and Miro Aaltonen all scored for Finland in the 4-0 shutout of the Czech Republic.  Matus Chovan had the hat trick; and Martin Marincini, Martin Gernat, and Tomas Matousek had singles for Slovakia; while Joel Vermin scored twice, and Sven Andrighetto, and Tanner Richard both scored one each for Switzerland in Slovakia’s 6-4 victory.
Connolly, Stone, and Jaden Schwartz all scored for Canada; while Zucker and Coyle scored for the Americans in Canada’s 3-2 win over Team USA.  Oscar Klefboom, Friberg, Rickard Rackell, and Nordstrom scored for Sweden; while the Russian goals came from Kosov, Ivan Telegin, and Ignat Zemchenko in Sweden’s 4-3 win over Russia.

The Leaders

Stone leads all scorers with seven gaols and two assists; while Finland’s Sami Aittokallio is the top goalie with his 0.50 GAA and 0.987 SAV%.

The Games To Come

The remainder of the games will take place at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.

Action resumes on Monday with three games Slovakia and Finland faceoff in quarterfinal number one; and Russia faces the Czech Republic in the other quarterfinal. In relegation round game one Denmark faces Switzerland.

On Tuesday the relegation round game will see the USA face Latvia; while Sweden will take on the winner of the Finland-Slovakia contest in one semifinal; and Canada takes on the winner of the Russia-Czech Republic quarterfinal in the other.

On Wednesday Latvia faces Denmark; and the USA takes on Switzerland in the relegation round games; while the loser of the Finland-Slovakia game will face the loser of the Russia-Czech Republic quarterfinal.
On Thursday the bronze medal game will see the losers of the two semis faceoff; while the semi-final winners will faceoff for gold.

World U17 Gets Underway

The World U17 Challenge got underway in Windsor, ON with four games on Thursday.

In the first game Team Quebec edged Team Atlantic 3-2 as PEI forward Yan-Pavel Laplante, Frederick Gauthier, and Victoriaville forward Tommy Vielleux scored the Quebec markers; while Mitchell Vanderlaan and Kris Hodge scored the Atlantic markers.  Brandon Robinson, Nicholas Ritchie, Trevor Murphy, Bo Horvat, and Adam Bateman scored for Ontario in their 5-0 shutout of Germany.  J.T. Compher and Evan Allen scored twice apiece; while Steven Santini had a single as the USA skated to a 5-1 win over the Czech Republic. Petr Ceslik had the lone Czech marker.  Sam Reinhart scored twice; while Macoy Erkamps, Morgan Klimchuk, and Curtis Lazar had singles as Team Pacific defeated Team West 5-2. Nicholas Zajac and Remi Laurencelle added the Team West goals.

On Friday the first game saw the Russians edge the Americans 3-2 as Sergei Tolchinski, Ivan Fishchenko, and Grigori Dikushin scored for the Russians; while Evan Allen and Hudson Fasching scored for the USA.
In the second game Brent Pedersen scored twice; and Horvat, Max Domi, Jordan Subban, Darnell Nurse, and Jordan Dekort scored for Ontario; while Leon Bristedt and Tobias Liljendahl scored for Sweden as Ontario blasted the Swedes with a 7-2 win.  Reinhart scored twice; while Kyle Burroughs and Curtis Lazar added singles as Team Pacific blanked the Czech Republic 4-0.  Laplante, Anthony De Luca, and Charles Guévremont all scored for Team Quebec as they ended the day with a 3-0 shutout of Germany.

On Saturday Nic Petan scored twice; while Macoy Erkamps and Tyson Baillie added singles for Team Pacific in their 4-3 win over Russia. Grigori Dikushin, Valeri Nichushkin, and Ivan Barbashev scored the Russian goals.
Victor Öhman scored three times; while Adam Brodecki scored twice; and Leon Bristedt and Jacob de la Rose added singles as Sweden skated to a 7-3 win over Team Quebec. Laplante, Rimouski forward Gullaume Gauthier, and Quebec forward Anthony Duclair added the Quebec markers.  Acadie-Bathurst forward Mike Lyle, Thomas Stavert, Halifax forward Nathan MacKinnon, and Saint John forward Oliver Cooper found the back of the net once each for Team Atlantic; while Janick Moeser, Fabio Wagner, and Marc Schmidpeter added the German markers.  The day ended with the Czech Republic skating to a 5-2 win over Team West as Adam Zboril scored twice; and Tomas Andrlik, Martin Kohout, and Dominik Pokorny added singles. Craig Leverton, and Jonothan Martin scored the Team Pacific goals.

Eight teams took to the ice on Sunday.

Vladislav Gavrikov, Ivan Barbashev, and Ivan Fishchenko scored for Russia; while Patrik Zdrahal and Jakub Vrana added the Czech goals in Russia’s 3-2 win over the Czech Republic.  Sweden got goals from Bristedt, André Burakowsky who had two, Rasmus Fyrpihl, and Tobias Liljendahl in their 5-2 win over Germany. Frederik Tiffels and Erik Gollenbeck added the German markers.  Ryan Kujawinski, Cole Cassels, and Stephen Harper found the back of the net for Ontario as they blanked Team Atlantic 3-0.  Anthony Lewis had the hat trick; while Connor Chatham, J.T. Compher, Luke Voltin, and FAsching had singles as the Americans routed Team West 7-3. Remi Luarencelle, Kayle Doetzel, and Cory Millette scored the Team West goals.

The Leaders

Ohman leads all scorers with three goals and seven assists in four contests; while based on 120:00 played Russian Nikita Serebryakov leads all netminders with his 2.00 GAA and 0.954 SAV%.

The Games To Come

Preliminary play will end with four games on Monday as Team Atlantic faces off against Sweden; Team Quebec takes on Team Ontario; the Americans take on Team Pacific; and Russia faces Team West.

On Tuesday the ninth place game will see A5 play B5; A4 will face B4 for seventh place; A3 will take on B3 for fifth place; A1 will face B2 in the first semifinal; and B1 takes on A2 in the other semi.

The losers of the semis will face each other for bronze; while the winners will play for gold on Wednesday.

68 CHL Players Competing In the WJC
On Monday the Canadian Hockey League announced that 68 players will take part in the World Junior Hockey Championships.

Canada leads the way with 21 players, the Czech Republic with 10, Slovakia has eight, Switzerland and the USA have seven, Russia six, Sweden four, Finland and Latvia two each, and Denmark one.

Ten more took part in the Subway Super Series with Team Russia.

The OHL has 32 players, the WHL 20, and the QMJHL 16.

CHL Players Competing at the 2012World Junior Hockey Championship (QMJHLers in bold):
Canada (21):
Nathan Beaulieu (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Michael Bournival (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Brett Connolly (Prince George Cougars)
Brendan Gallagher (Vancouver Giants)
Brandon Gormley (Moncton Wildcats)
Dougie Hamilton (Niagara IceDogs)
Freddie Hamilton (Niagara IceDogs)
Scott Harrington (London Knights)
Quinton Howden (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Jonathan Huberdeau (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Boone Jenner (Oshawa Generals)
Ryan Murray (Everett Silvertips)
Jamie Oleksiak (Saginaw Spirit)
Tanner Pearson (Barrie Colts)
Mark Pysyk (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Mark Scheifele (Barrie Colts)
Devante Smith-Pelly (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors)*
Mark Stone (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Ryan Strome (Niagara IceDogs)
Mark Visentin (Niagara IceDogs)
Scott Wedgewood (Plymouth Whalers)
*Connolly and Smith-Pelly are CHL graduates currently competing in the National Hockey League

Czech Republic (10):
Jakub Culek (Rimouski Oceanic)
Radek Faksa (Kitchener Rangers)
Tomas Filippi (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Marek Hrbas (Kamloops Blazers)
Tomas Hyka (Gatineau Olympiques)
Petr Mrazek (Ottawa 67’s)
David Musil (Vancouver Giants)
Lukas Sedlak (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Petr Straka (Rimouski Oceanic)
Dominik Uher (Spokane Chiefs)

Denmark (1):
Nicklas Jensen (Oshawa Generals)

Finland (2)

Christopher Gibson (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Olli Maatta (London Knights)

Latvia (2):
Nikita Kolesnikovs (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Kristians Pelss (Edmonton Oil Kings)

Russia (6):
Mikhail Grigorenko (Quebec Remparts)
Alexander Khokhlachev (Windsor Spitfires)
Artem Sergeyev (Val d’Or Foreurs)
Andrei Markov (Saskatoon Blades)
Ivan Telegin (Barrie Colts)
Nail Yakupov (Sarnia Sting)

In addition, the following ten Russian players competed in the 2011 SUBWAY Super Series against the CHL’s three regional league teams.
Victor Antipin (Metallurg, Magnitogorsk)
Daniil Apalkov (Metallurg, Magnitogorsk)
Nikita Gusev (CSKA)
Ildar Isangulov (Salavat Yulaev, Ufa)
Nikita Kucherov (CSKA)
Pavel Kulikov (Neftekhimik, Nizhnekamsk)
Sergey Kostenko (Metallurg, Novokuznetsk)
Mikhail Naumenkov (CSKA)
Nikita Nesterov (Traktor, Chelyabinsk)
Grigory Zheldakov (Spartak, Moscow)

Switzerland (7):
Sven Andrighetto (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Sven Bartschi (Portland Winterhawks)
Alessio Bertaggia (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Lino Martschini (Peterborough Petes)
Tanner Richard (Guelph Storm)
Dave Sutter (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Dario Trutmann (Plymouth Whalers)

Slovakia (8):
Michal Cajkovsky (Ottawa 67’s)
Peter Ceresnak (Peterborough Petes)
Vladimir Dolnik (Everett Silvertips)
Martin Gernat (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Adam Janosik (Gatineau Olympiques)
Tomas Jurco (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Martin Marincin (Prince George Cougars)
Marek Tvrdon (Vancouver Giants)

Sweden (4):
Rickard Rakell (Plymouth Whalers)
Victor Rask (Calgary Hitmen)
Ludvig Rensfeldt (Sarnia Sting)
Johan Mattsson (Sudbury Wolves)

United States (7):
Jack Campbell (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Emerson Etem (Medicine Hat Tigers)
John Gibson (Kitchener Rangers)
JT Miller (Plymouth Whalers)
Brandon Saad (Saginaw Spirit)
Jarred Tinordi (London Knights)
Austin Watson (Peterborough Petes)

Trade Winds Continue
The post Christmas trading period began on Wednesday as Chicoutimi sent Alexander Lavoie to Cape Breton for the Screaming Eagles’ 2012 QMJHl Entry Draft fourth round pick.

Vincent Blanchette went from Shawinigan to Drumondville for the Voltigeurs’ 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft 10th round pick.

On Thursday defenseman Matthew Hobbs moved from PEI to Victoriaville for right winger Benjamin Laliberte and and Tigres 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft second round pick acquired from Baie-Comeau and the sixth round selection acquired from Saint John.

Saint John sent Maxime Gravel and Scott Oke to Rimouski in exchange for the Sea Dogs’ 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft first round pick acquired from Moncton and seventh round pick acquired from Acadie-Bathurst.
On Saturday Cape Breton sent defenseman Morgan Ellis to Shawinigan for Cataractes’ forward Bronson Beaton and their 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft second round pick and 2013 first round selection.

Rimouski traded forward Liam O’Brien and 2014 5th round pick and 2012 first round pick in the CHL Import Draft to Rouyn-Noranda for the Huskies’ 2012 2nd and 3rd round picks as well as their CHL Import Draft first round selection.

The Games This Week

In the QMJHL on Tuesday Halifax got goals from Alexandre Grenier, Trey Lewis, Cameron Critchlow, Travis Randell, Darcy Ashley, and Brad Cuzner; while Jessyko Bernard, Ben Duffy, Josh Currie, and Olivier Crouteau scored for PEI as the Mooseheads got past the Rocket 6-4. Philippe Halley and Stefan Fournier each had a hat trick; while Yanni Gourde scored twice, and Philippe Maillet added a single for Victoriaville; and Marc-Olivier Brouillard scored twice, and Emil Sylvegard found the twine once for Drummondville as the Tigres routed the Voltigeurs 9-3. Peter Trainer, Pier-Luc Pelletier, and Alex Belzile scored for Rimouski in regulation; while Raphael Corriveau, Alexandre Comtois, and Adam Erne did the same for Quebec; and Alexandre Mallet scored the only shootout marker as the Oceanic edged the Remparts 4-3. Yannick Veilleux scored twice, and Maximilien Le Sieur and Anton Zloban added singles for Shawinigan; while Blainville-Boisband got goals from Xavier Ouellet as the Cataractes doubled the Armada 4-2. Guillaume Asselin and Charles Hudon scored the shootout goals for Chicoutimi; while Hudon and Steve Lebel scored in regulation; and Raphael Bussieres and Jean-Francois Leblanc added the Baie-Comeau markers as the Sagueneens edged the Drakkar 3-2. . Benjamin Casavant added the hat trick; while Guillaume Gelinas, Michael Beaudry, Alexandre Durette, Samuel Henley, and Mathieu Guertin all added one each for Val-d’Or; while Marcus Power, Antoine Quevillon, and Jason Houde replied for Rouyn-Noranda as the Foreurs romped to an 8-3 win over the Huskies.

Kyle Campbell, Sebastein Payette, Denis Kindl, and Jonathan Brunelle scored for Cape Breton in regulation; while Cory MacIntosh, Cole Murphy, and Raman Hrabarenka scored in the shootout; and Halifax got regulation goals from Ashley, Luca Ciampini, Brent Andrews, and Alexandre Cote with Ciampini and Joshua Desmond scored in the shootout as Cape Breton needed 10 rounds of the shootout to get past Halifax 5-4. Jessyko Bernard, Matej Beran, and Josh Currie scored for PEI; and Moncton got goals from Allain Saulnier and Alex Saulnier as the Rocket nipped the Widlcats 3-2. Zach O’Brien scored twice, and Mirko Hoefflin and Sebastien Trudeau added singles for Acadie-Bathurst; while Danick Gauthier, Stephen MacAulay, and Aidan Kelly, did the same for Saint John as the Titan welcomed the Sea Dogs with a 4-3 victory. Troy Vance, Philipe Mailet, Yannick Dube, Philippe Halley, Brandon Hynes, and Stefan Fournier all scored for Victoriaville; while Alex Micallef, Xavier Ouellet, and Cedrick Pacquette scored for Blainville-Boisband as the Tigres thumped the Armada 7-4. Guillaume Asselin found the net three times; while Dominic Poulin did the same twice, and Andrew O’Brien added a single for Chicoutimi; and Jerome Gauthier-Leduc, Francis Beauvillier, and Alex Belzile found the twine once each for Rimouski as the Sagueneens got past the Oceanic 6-4. Adam Chapman scored twice, and Alex MacDonald, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, and Kyle Morrison added one each for Gatineau; while Guillaume Gelinas, Mathieu Guertin, and Matthieu Theriault all scored once apiece for Val-d’Or in the Olympiques’ 5-3 win over the Foreurs.

In the lone game on Thursday night Charles-David Beaudoin scored twice; while Olivier Archambault and Tommy Giroux scored once each as Drummondville doubled Baie-Comeau 4-2. Bussieres and Jonathan Lessard added the Drakkar goals.

On Friday Matthew Boudreau and Alexandre Grenier scored twice; while Andrew Ryan and Travis Randell added singles for Halifax; and David Rose, Cory MacIntosh, William Cochrane, and Alexandre Lavoie scored for Cape Breton as the Mooseheads won the Battle of Nova Scotia with a 6-4 win. Alec John Banville added two, and Sean Girard scored the game winner 1:54 into overtime for Acadie-Bathurst; and Moncton got goals from Alex Saulnier and Ryan Penney as the Titan edged the Wildcats 3-2. Bernard, Duffy, and Currie all scored in regulation for PEI; while Bernard and Matthew Bursey added the shootout markers; and MacAulay, Kelly, and Charles-Olivier Roussel scored for Saint John in regulation; while Danick Gauthier scored the shootout as the Rocket nipped the Sea Dogs 4-3. Blainville-Boisband got goals from Xavier Ouellet with two, and Marc-Olivier Roy, Cole Hawes, and Ilya Nikolaev added singles; while MacDonald, Garrett Clarke, Wes Herrett, and Oliver Daoust scored for Gatineau as the Armada edged the Olympiques 5-4. Andre Bouvet-Morrissette, Jonathan Oligny, Brouillard, and Olivier Caouette scored for Drummondville; while Gabriel Bourret and Napessis Andre added a goal each for Chicoutimi as the Voltigeurs doubled the Sagueneens 4-2. added a goal each for Chicoutimi as the Voltigeurs doubled the Sagueneens 4-2. Etienne Boutet, Peter Trainor, and Alex Emond scored for Rimouski as the Oceanic blanked Quebec 3-0. Hynes scored twice; and Dube, Philippe Hudon, and Angelo Miceli added singles for Victoriaville; and Michael Chaput added the lone Shawinigan goal as the Tigres romped to a 5-1 win over the Cataractes. Rouyn-Noranda got goals from Marc-Andre Begin with two, and Jonathan Delorme, Marcus Power, Maxime St-Cyr, and Mathieu Lemay had singles; while Cedrick Henley scored twice; and Beaudry, Durette, and Julien Leduc had singles for Val-d’Or as the Huskies finished the night by edging the Foreurs 6-5.

There was only one game on New Year’s Eve and that was the Battle of New Brunswick and another chapter was written in the New Brunswick News Rivalry Cup. Moncton came out victorious 5-2 over Saint John as Allain Saulnier led the way with two goals; and Patrick Deslisle-Houde, Ryan Penny, and Martin Hrivek scored once each for the Wildcats; and Zack Phillips and Kevin Gagne added the Sea Dogs’ goals in Moncton’s 5-2 victory.

The Leaders
The Quebec Remparts are the top team in the overall and Telus West standing with their 28-7-2-2 record and 60 points. Following them into second place is Martimes leader Saint John who have won 28 games while losing 12 with no overtime losses and two shootout losses giving them 58 points. Blainville-Boisband has 44 points (21-16-2-0) to lead the Telus West Division.

Gourde leads all scorers with 23 goals and 49 assists for 72 points in 39 games; while Acadie-Bathurst forwards Zach O’Brien and Sebastein Trudeau are second and third as O’Brien has 33 goals and 35 assists in the 41 contests that he has skated in; while Trudeau has 66 points (19G, 47A) in 42 contests.

Quebec’s Louis Domingue leads all netminders as he is 16-5-1-2 with a 2.39 GAA, and 0.922 SAV%. Backstopping his way into second place with his 22 wins, eight losses, no overtime losses, or no shootout losses, a goals against average of 2.52, and 0.906 SAV% is Saint John’s Mathieu Corbeil; while Shawinigan’s Alex Dubeau (17-7-1-2, 2.59 GAA, 0.907 SAV%) rounds out the top three.

The Games To Come

Play begins with one game on Monday as Saint John hosts the back end of their home and and home series with Moncton that began on Saturday in Moncton.

On Wednesday PEI is at home to Acadie-Bathurst; Saint John welcomes Gatineau; Chicoutimi is in Boisband to face the Armada; Victoriaville welcomes Quebec; Shawinigan is in Rimouski; and Rouyn-Noranda welcomes Drummondville.

Sixteen teams take to the ice on Friday as Halifax is at home to PEI; Gatineau makes another New Brunswick stop in Moncton; Acadie-Bathurst is at home to Cape Breton; Baie-Comeau welcomes Rimouski; Blainville-Boisband and Victoriaville take to the ice in Boisband; Rouyn-Noranda hosts Quebec; Shawinigan welcomes Chicoutimi; and Drummondville makes their way to Val-d’Or.

Five games will take place on Saturday as Rimouski is in Baie-Comeau; Chicoutimi makes their way to Victoriaville; Saint John is in Halifax; Moncton rolls out the welcome mat for Cape Breton; and Gatineau continues their Eastern swing with a stop in Charlottetown to face the Rocket.

The week closes out with four games on Sunday that will see Gatineau finish up their East Coast trip with a stop in Bathurst; and the Battle of Quebec fought on three fronts as Drummondville is at home to Blainville-Boisband; Quebec is in Val-d’Or; and Victoriaville and Shawinigan faceoff in Victoriaville.


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