Maillet, Bussieres, and Cupper Are The Three Stars of the Week
On Monday the League announced that Victoriaville forward Philippe Maillet, Baie-Comeau left winger Raphael Bussieres; and Shawinigan goalie Marvin Cupper were named the Telus Three Stars of the Week for the week ending November 11th, 2012.
Maillet added three goals, lent a helping hand on two more, and was the first star of the game as Victoriaville skated to a 7-1 win over Cape Breton on Friday. He finished the weekend with three helpers and was the game’s third star as the team nipped Halifax 5-4 on Saturday.
Bussieres began the weekend with one goal, one assist, and the first star of the game award as Baie-Comeau skated to a 5-2 win over Rouyn-Noranda on Friday. He scored once more and added two assists as the Drakkar doubled Val-d’Or 4-2 on Saturday. On Sunday he found the back of the net once, assisted on one more, and was the third star of the game in the 5-2 series sweep of the Foreurs. Bussieres finished the weekend a +6.
Cupper made 27 saves as Shawinigan last 2-1 to Acadie-Bathurst on Friday and ended the weekend with 37 more and the first star of the game award in the team’s 3-2 win over Cape Breton on Saturday. He posted a 2.01 GAA and 0.941 SAV% over that period.
Four QMJHL Teams In CHL Top 10
When the CHL announced the top 10 rankings on Wednesday four QMJHL teams cracked the lineup.
Halifax moved up one to first; Quebec remained at third; Blainville-Broisbriand dropped back one to fifth; and Rouyn-Noranda dropped one to eighth.
1 Halifax Mooseheads (16-1-0-1)
2 Kamloops Blazers (17-2-0-1)
3 Quebec Remparts (13-4-0-0)
4 Owen Sound Attack (12-2-1-2)
5 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (13-5-0-2)
6 Portland Winterhawks (13-3-1-0)
7 Barrie Colts (13-4-0-1)
8 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (13-5-0-1)
9 Edmonton Oil Kings (11-4-1-2)
10 Niagara IceDogs (12-6-1-0)
Honorable Mention: Tri-City Americans (12-6-1-1); Oshawa Generals (11-6-0-2); Spokane Chiefs (13-6-0-0)
QMJHL Splits Subway Super Series
Team QMJHL split the first two games of the Subway Super Series with Team Russia.
On Monday Mikhail Naumenov, Nail Yakupov, Alexander Khokhlachev, Valentin Zykov, and Mikhail Grigorenko scored for Russia; while Jean-Sebestian Dea and Xavier Ouellet added the QMJHL goals.
On Wednesday Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice; while Nathan MacKinnon, Francis Beauvillier, and Jonathan Drouin added singles for Team QMJHL in their 5-2 win over Russia. Andrei Sigarev and Vladimir Tkachev added the Russian markers.
The Games This Week
Action resumed on Friday with eight games.
Jason Houde scored twice; while Anthony Duclair, Nitka Kucherov, and Axel Rioux added singles as Quebec skated to a 5-3 win over PEI. Victor Provencher, Ben Duffy, and Alexis Pepin scored for the Rocket. Stephen MacAulay added the hat trick; while Devon Oliver-Dares scored twice; and Jakub Izacky and Ryan Tesink added one each as Saint John doubled Sherbrooke 8-4. Jeremy Beaudry added a pair; while Cole Hawes and Daniel Audette added one each for the Phoenix.
Philippe Maillet had three goals; while Troy Vance, Carl-Antoine Deslisle, Angelo Miceli, and Philippe Hudon added singles for Victoriaville as the Tigres romped to a 7-1 win over Cape Breton. Michael Clarke scored the lone Screaming Eagles’ goal.
Andrew Ryan, Darcy Ashley, Jonathan Drouin, Stefan Fournier, and Martin Frk scored for Halifax; while Taylor Burke scored the Gatineau goal in the Mooseheads’ 5-1 win over the Olympiques.
Tommy Giroux scored twice; while Samuel Hodhod, Marc-Olivier Roy, Philippe Sanchez, Xavier Ouellet, Stefan Matteau Jr, Christian Marti, and Samuel Carrier all scored for Blainville-Boisbriand in their 9-4 win over Moncton. Jonathan Narbonne scored twice; and Ivan Barbashov and Dmitri Jaskin added the Wildcats’ goals.
Laurent Dauphin and Guillaume Cloutier scored in the shootout for Chicoutimi; while Charls Houdon added the regulation goal; and Peter Trainor scored the regulation goal for Rimouski; and Francis Beauvillier did likewise in the shootout as the Sagueneens edged the Oceanic 2-1.
Baie-Comeau got goals from Samuel Morneau, Alexander Ranger Raphael Bussieres , Valentin Zykov, and Bokondji Imama in their 5-2 win over Rouyn-Noranda. Quinn O’Brien and Gabriel Desjardins scored for the Huskies.
Zach O’Brien and Brandon Hynes scored for Acadie-Bathurst as the Titan edged Shawinigan 2-1. Patrik Koys scored the lone Cataractes’ marker.
On Saturday Josh Currie scored the game winner 5:15 into the third to give PEI a 4-3 win over Rimouski. Louick Marcotte, Provencher, and Duffy added the other goals for the Rocket. Scott Oke scored twice; and Ryan MacKinnon added a single for the Oceanic.
Felix-Antoine Bergeron, Phil Pietronio, and Vincent Arseneau found the back of the net for Shawinigan; while Charles Guevermont and William Carrier added the Cape Breton goals as the Cataractes nipped the Screaming Eagles 3-2.
Beaudry scored twice; while Hawes, and Anthony Verret added singles for Sherbrooke in their 4-3 win over Acadie-Bathurst. Raphael Lafontaine, Adam Stevens, and O’Brien added the Titan markers.
Dominik Rehak scored twice; while Jean-Francois Leblanc, Alex Filatrault, and Miceli all added singles for Victoriaville; while Frk scored twice; and Drouin and Stefan Fournier added singles for Halifax as the Tigres nipped the Mooseheads 5-4.
Jaskin added a pair; while Mark Tremaine, Brayden Wood, Ross Johnson, and Christophe Lalonde added singles as Moncton skated to 6-2 win over Gatineau. Samuel Courtemanche and Martin Reway scored for the Olympiques.
Marc-Olivier Brouillard and Guillaume Gauthier scored twice each; and Olivier Archambault, and Olivier Caouette added singles as Drummondville skated toa 6-2 win over Saint John. Jonathan Huberdeau and Tesink scored for the Sea Dogs.
Steve Lebel found the twine twice; while Bussieres and Zykov added singles for Baie-Comeau; while Anthony Mantha and Julien Leduc added the Val-d’Or goals as the Drakkar doubled the Foreurs 4-2.
Grigorenko scored four times for Quebec in regulation; while Anthony Duclair scored the lone shootout goal as Quebec edged Cape Breton 5-4 on Sunday. Alexandre Lavoie scored twice; while Clarke and Carrier added singles for the Screaming Eagles.
Danick Martel added the hat trick; while Marcus Hinds added a pair; and Marc-Olivier Roy, Matteau, and Christopher Clapperton added singles as Blainville-Boisbriand romped to an 8-1 win over Saint John. Tesink scored the lone Sea Dogs’ marker.
Olivier Archambault, Nikolas Brouillard, Gabriel Vermette, Marc-Olivier Brouillard, and Jeremy Verrier scored for Drummondville; while Christophe Lalancette scored twice; and Adam Stevens, and O’Brien added singles for Acadie-Bathurst as the Voltigeurs edged the Titan 5-4.
Petr Straka added a pair; while Francis Turbide, Gabriel Verplast, and Bussieres added singles as Baie-Comeau skated to a 5-2 win over Val-d’Or. Samuel Henley added two for the Foreurs.
Halifax continues to lead both the Maritime Division and overall standings with their 17-2-0-0 record and 35 points; while Telus West leaders Blainville-Boisbriand are second overall at 15-5-0-2 and 32 points; and Telus East leaders Quebec (15-4-0-0, 30 points) are third.
Two PEI Rocket players are first and second in the scoring race as Currie has 19 goals and 19 assists in 20 games; and Duffy has found the back of the net 15 times and lent a helping hand on 23 more in the 20 games that he has skated in. Grigorenko rounds out the top three with 16 goals and 20 assists in 18 games.
Between the pipes Blainville-Boisbriand’s Etienne Marcoux has a 7-3-0-1 record to go along with his 2.13 GAA and 0.920 SAV%. His teammate Storm Phaneuf is second with his 8-2-0-0 record; a goals against average of 2.26; and 0.904 SAV%. PEI Rocket netminder Antoine Bibeau (7-2-1-0, 2.42 GAA, 0.921 SAV%) is third.
The Games To Come
Action will resume on Wednesday with four games as Cape Breton is at home to PEI; Acadie-Bathurst welcomes Val-d’Or; Quebec is in Rimouski; and Baie-Comeau and Shawinigan take to the ice in Baie-Comeau.
Eight teams will take to the ice on Thursday.
Moncton hosts Rouyn-Noranda;Gatineau is in Drummondville; Sherbrooke welcomes Blainville-Bisbriand; and Victoriaville is in Chicoutimi.
Sixteen teams are in action on Friday.
Cape Breton welcomes Saint John; and Acadie-Bathurst makes their way to PEI in two Maritime contests. Rouyn-Noranda continues their Eastern Canadian swing with a stop in Halifax; while Val-d’Or does the same in Moncton. Sherbrooke welcomes Gatineau; Drummondville is in Blainville-Boisbriand; Chicoutimi rolls out the welcome mat for Rimouski; and Shawinigan is at home to Quebec.
On Saturday Baie-Comeau welcomes Rimouski; Gatineau makes their way to Shawinigan; and PEI welcomes Val-d’Or.
Seven games will end off the weekend on Sunday.
Victoriaville is in Quebec City; Rimouski finishes up their series in Baie-Comeau; Saint John is in Bathurst; Blainville-Boisbriand entertains Sherbrooke; Rouyn-Noranda makes their way to Cape Breton; Drummondville is at home to Chicoutimi; and Val-d’Or is in Halifax.