QMJHL Weekly: January 3rd, 2013

Zloban, St-Cyr, and Gibson are Telus Three Stars

Val-d’Or forward Anton Zloban, Rouyn-Noranda centre Maxime St-Cyr, and Chicoutimi goalie Christopher Gibson are the Telus Three Stars of the Week for the week ending December 30th.
Zloban and St-Cyr had a goal and two assists each as the Huskies nipped the Foreurs 5-4 on Saturday night. St-Cyr was the second star of the game. Zloban had three goals, three assists, and was the first star of the game on Sunday; while St-Cyr had a pair of helpers as the Foreurs .

Zloban finished the week a +2.

Gibson made 30 saves in the Sagueneens’ 4-3 win over Sherbrooke on Friday and finished with 37 more and the third star of the game award in the 2-1 loss to Baie-Comeau on Sunday.

Trades Take Place

On Thursday Acadie-Bathurst completed five trades

They acquired rearguard Jonathan Delorme from Rouyn-Noranda in exchange for the Huskies’ 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft fourth round pick.

From Quebec the Titan received forward Patrick Walsh, rearguard Anthony Gingras, and Quebec’s 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft sixth round pick in exchange for the Titan’s 2013 second and fourth round pick that they acquired via Victoriaville.

They acquired forward Robert Pelletier from Gatineau and sent the Olympiques their 2014 QMJHL third round selection.

Acadie-Bathurst traded rearguard Myles McGurty to Chicoutimi for the Sagueneens’ 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft third round selection.

The Titan sent forward Alex Bourbeau to Drummondville for forward Sacha Holmes.

On Thursday Gatineau sent Mathieu Boly to Sherbrooke in exchange for the Phoenix’s 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft eighth round selection.

On Friday PEI sent the rights to goalie Jeremy Gallant to Halifax for the rights to forward Craig MacLaughlin.

The Games This Week

Play resumed with six games on Friday.

Max Lindsay scored twice; while Darcy Ashley, and Matthew Boudreau added singles as Halifax skated to a 4-1 win over Cape Breton. Dany Potvin added the lone Cape Breton goal.

Louick Marcotte, Ben Duffy, Jack Nevins, and Josh Currie found the back of the net for PEI; while Allain Saulnier added the Moncton goal as the Rocket skated to a 4-1 win over the Wildcats.

Felix Girard and Raphael Bussieres scored twice each for Baie-Comeau; while Anthony Verret and Axel Rioul scored for Quebec as the Drakkar doubled the Remparts 4-2.4Sebastein Sylvestre scored twice; while Laurent Dauphin and Guillaume Asselin added singles for Chicoutimi; and Phil Pietroniro, Mathieu Gagnon, and Peter Sakaris added singles for Shawinigan as the Sagueneens edged the Cataractes 4-3.

Alexandre Comtois scored in the shootout; while Dominic Talbot-Tassi, Jean-Christophe Laflamme, and Denis Kamev scored in regulation for Sherbrooke; while Rock Regimbald, Jonathan Bourcier, and Emile Poirier scored for Gatineau as the Phoenix edged the Olympiques 4-3.

Anthony DeLuca, Michael Joly, and Jean-Francois Plante scored for Rimouski in their 3-1 win over Victoriaville. Philippe Halley scored for the Tigres.

Three games took place on Saturday.

Brent Andrews scored twice; while Ryan Falkenham and Dominic Beauchemin added singles as Halifax won the Battle of Nova Scotia with a 4-1 win over Cape Breton. Bronson Beaton added the lone Screaming Eagles’ marker.

Patrick Walsh, Adam Stevens, Adam Zboril, Zach O’Brien, and Michael Beaudry scored for Acadie-Bathurst as the Titan skated to a 5-1 win over Saint John. Stephen Anderson scored the lone Sea Dogs’ marker.

Justin Guenette, Steven Mercier, Maxime St-Cyr, Mathieu Lemay, and Liam O’Brien scored for Rouyn-Noranda; while Anthony Mantha, Skyler Spiller, Loik Poudrier, and Anton Zloban added the Val-d’Or goals as the Huskies edged the Foreurs 5-4.

On Sunday 12 teams took to the ice.

Francis Turbide and Thomas Gobeil scored for Baie-Comeau; while Asselin added the lone Chicoutimi goal as the Drakkar nipped the Sagueneens.

Jonathan Boudrer scored twice; while Etienne Boutet, Regimbald, and Simon Tardif-Richard added singles in regulation; while Tardif-Richard added the lone shootout goal as the Olympiques skated to a 6-5 shootout win over Blainville-Boisbriand. Stefan Matteau Jr added a pair; while Yasin Cisse, Phlippe Sanche, and Tommy Giroux added singles for the Armada.

Cedrick Henley and Zloban had hat tricks; while Pierre-Maxime Poudrier and Jessy Morin had singles for Val-d’Or. Jean-Sebastien Dea had the hat trick; while Dillon Fournier, Regie Bois, and Felix Caron had singles for Rouyn-Noranda as the Foreurs skated to an 8-6 win over the Huskies.

Jordan Murray scored twice; while Nikolas Brouillard added a single for Drummondville; while Raphael Maheux and Samuel Aquin added the Shawinigan goals as the Voltigeurs edged the Cataractes 3-2 in overtime.

Anthony Duclair and Frederic Bergeron added a pair each; while Jason Houde added a single in regulation; and Duclair, Logan Shaw, and Ryan Culkin added shootout markers as Quebec nipped Sherbrooke 6-5. Michael McNamee added a pair; while Simon Desbiens, Comtois, and Alex Hazelhurst added singles for the Phoenix, and McNamee and Alexis Bernier scored in the shootout as the Remparts nipped the Phoenix 6-5.

Francis Beauvillier had two goals; while Peter Trainor, Samuel Morin, and Alexis Loiseau had one each; while Loiseau and Kevin Gagne scored in the shootout for Rimouski; and Jonathan Dioby, Halley, Carl Antoine-Deslisle, Michael Rheaume, and Philippe Hudon scored for Victoriaville as the Oceanic needed a shootout to get past the Tigres 6-5.

The Leaders

Halifax is beginning to run away with the Maritime Division title as they are 31-3-1-1 with 64 points and are 10 points up on Telus East leaders Rimouski who are 25-10-1-3 and have 54 points. Skating into third place is Telus West champions Rouyn-Noranda who have 51 points (25-11-0-1).

PEI teammates Josh Currie and Ben Duffy are one and two in the scoring race with both having 63 points as Currie has 32 goals and 31 assists; while Duffy has found the backof the net on 25 occasions while lending a helping hand on 38 more. Rouyn-Noranda’s Jean-Sebastein Dea is third with 33 goals and 24 helpers in the 37 contests that he has skated in.

Between the pipes Blainville-Boisbriand’s Etienne Marcoux is tops among goalies as he is 12-3-0-1 with a 2.00 GAA, and 0.919 SAV%. Halifax’s Zachary Fucale backstops his way into second place as he has won 24 games, while losing three, with no overtime losses, and one shootout loss, and a 0.899 SAV%. Quebec’s Francis Brassard (18-10-1-2, 2.66 GAA, 0.907 SAV%) rounds out the top three.

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