QMJHL Weekly: November 13th, 2013

Reway, Brennan and Kostalek Are Telus Three Stars of the Week; Reway Is CHL Player of the Week.

Gatineau left winger Martin Reway; Acadie-Bathurst netminder Jacob Brennan; and Rimouski rearguard Jan Kostalek are the Telus Three Stars of the Week for the week ending November 10th, 2013.

Reway began the week with one assist as the Olympiques lost 3-1 to Acadie-Bathurst on Friday. He had two goals; two assists; and the second star of the game award in the 4-3 overtime win over Charlottetown on Saturday; and finished with one goal, three assists, and the first star of the game honors in the 5-4 overtime win over Moncton on Sunday.

Reway is also the CHL Player of the Week for the same time period.

Brennan had 27 saves and was the second star of the game in the contest against Gatineau on Friday and ended it with 27 more and the first star of the game award in the 5-2 win over Charlottetown on Sunday.

Kostalek had two assists in the 3-1 win over Chicoutimi on Wednesday. He had two more helpers and the first star of the game award in the 4-1 win over Baie-Comeau on Friday, and finished with two more helpers in the 5-2 win over Victoriaville on Sunday.

Suspensions Handed Out

Two suspensions were handed out in the QMJHL this week.

On Wednesday the League suspended Charlottetown’s Troy Vance for six games for an incident that happened against Moncton on Friday, November 1st.

The incident started when Moncton won the faceoff; and the player got the puck to one of the Wildcats’ defensemen who then passed the puck towards the boards where his teammate turned to redirect the puck in the offensive zone. When the defenseman put his head up Vance was coming towards him, so he changed his direction putting him in a position to be injured. Vance headed towards him to hit him as he was in position to check. When Vance moved forward he was also in a vulnerable position. The Moncton player changed direction; and Vance was now beside the injured player and stretched his leg out to make contact.

Also on Wednesday Cape Breton’s Francis Brunelle for five games for his hit to the head of an Acadie-Bathurst player on November 5th.

It happened when the Titan player was on the boards; skating with the puck; passed one of his teammates; and skated towards the net from the faceoff circle. Brunelle picked up speed; cut toward the inside; and checked the Titan player; and didn’t try to minimize the impact to his head.

$142, 041 Raised For Breast Cancer Research

On Wednesday Commissioner Giles Courteau announced that all 18 teams raised $142 041.00 for Breast Cancer Research in October.

“Our 18 teams did a remarkable job again this year to raise money and awarness towards the fight against breast cancer. I am very proud to announce that we have raised a record amount of $142 041,” said the Commissioner.

“More than 400 pink jerseys worn by the players and developed by our official supplier, Reebok/CCM, and their partners in this endeavour, SP Apparel, was sold with the proceeds being distributed to local, regional or national organizations dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. I would like to congratulate our teams for their excellent work and thank our great fans for their generosity.”

Most people know or care for someone who is or who has been afflicted by this terrible disease. The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and its franchises are proud to play their part in the fight against breast cancer. As a result of fundraising initiatives such as these, vital research in the field has enabled survival rates to jump 25% in the past 20 years.

With information from the QMJHL

Scholastic Players of the Month Announced

On Thursday the League announced the Scholastic Players of the Month for October.

They are:

BAC Jérémie Grégoire, Cégep de Baie-Comeau
BAT Alexandre Gosselin; Cégep à distance
BLB Aaron Hoyles; New Brunswick Virtual High School
CAP Charles-Éric Légaré; Cégep à distance
CHA Deverick Ottereyes; NETC
CHI Gabriel D’Astous-Moreau; Cégep de Chicoutimi
DRU Nikolas Brouillard; Cégep de Drummondville
GAT Jean-Simon Deslauriers; Cégep de l’Outaouais
HAL Darcy Ashley; Saint Mary’s University
MON Graham Hunt; Mount Allison University
QUE Maxime Chevalier; Cégep de Limoilou
RIM Anthony Chapados; Cégep de Rimouski
ROU Quinn O’Brien; Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue
SHA Matthew Klebanskyj; Cégep à distance
SHE Gabriel Parent; Cégep de Sherbrooke
SNB Jason Cameron; UNBSJ
VDO Pierre-Maxime Poudrier; Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue
VIC Mark Trickett; Acadia University

Three QMJHL Teams Make CHL Top 10

When the Canadian Hockey League announced the Top 10 rankings on Thursday three QMJHL teams made the cut.

Blainville-Boisbriand remained in the top spot; Baie-Comeau stayed at fourth; and Gatineau came into the top 10 at 10th.

Halifax was an honorable mention.

BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings – Week 8
1. Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (15-1-2-0)
2. Guelph Storm (15-3-0-0)
3. Portland Winterhawks (14-3-0-1)
4. Baie-Comeau Drakkar (14-4-0-3)
5. Erie Otters (13-3-1-0)
6. Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (13-2-0-2)
7. Kelowna Rockets (11-2-0-2)
8. Oshawa Generals (14-3-0-1)
9. Medicine Hat Tigers (11-3-2-0)
10. Gatineau Olympiques (14-7-0-0)

Honourable Mention: Everett Silvertips (11-3-2-0); Halifax Mooseheads (14-8-0-0); Spokane Chiefs (12-6-0-0)

The Games This Week

The week began with one game on Tuesday as Aaron Kerr scored the lone goal of the game to help Acadie-Bathurst get past Saint John 1-0.
Three games were played on Wednesday.

Peter Trainor, Alexis Loiseau, and Dominic Beauchemin scored for Rimouski; while Nicolas Roy had the lone goal for Chicoutimi as the Oceanic skated to a 3-1 win over Sagueneens.

Ilya Zinoviev had a pair; while Frank Schumacher, David Perklin, and Anthony Beauvillier had singles as Shawinigan skated to a 5-3 win over Quebec. Anthony Duclair, Adam Erne, and Zachery Moody had the Remparts’ markers.

Louick Marcotte scored twice; while Randy Gazzola, Anthony Richard, and Shawn Ouellette-St-Amant had singles as Val-d’Or beat Victoriaville 5-2. Angelo Miceli and Mark Trickett scored for the Tigres.

Eight teams took to the ice on Thursday.

Kameron Kelly, Spenser Cobbold, Jack Nevins, Alexandre Goulet, and Alexis Pepin scored for Charlottetown; while Christophe Boivin, Alexandre Gosselin, and Scott Oke scored for Acadie-Bathurst as the Islanders defeated the Titan 5-3.

Ryan Penny had the hat trick; while Will Smith, Ivan Barbashev, Cameron Yarwood, and Christophe Lalonde had singles as Moncton demolished Saint John 8-3. Jeremy Doucet, Matthew Highmore, and Noah Zilbert had the Sea Dogs’ markers.

Christophe Lalancette, Guillaume Gauthier, Nikolas Brouillard, and Georgs Golovkovs had singles for Drummondville; while Emil Arnonsson had the lone Blainville-Boisbriand goal as the Voltigeurs defeated the Armada 4-1.

Rouyn-Noranda got goals from Quinn O’Brien, Antoine Waked, Francis Perron, and Liam O’Brien in their 4-1 win over Victoriaville. Jan Mandat scored for the Tigres.

There were five games on Friday.

Lucas Grundy; Christophe Boivin, and Alexandre Gosselin had the goals from Acadie-Bathurst in their 3-1 win over Gatineau. Taylor Burke scored for the Olympiques.
Carl Neil, Tim Wieser, and Jean-Francois Plante scored for Sherbrooke in regulation; while Wieser and Plante also scored in overtime as the Phoenix edged Cape Breton 4-3. Charles-Eric Legare, Justin Hache, and Jeremy Beaudry scored in regulation for the Screaming Eagles; while William Carrier scored in overtime.

Rimouski got goals from Anthony DeLuca; Samuel Morin; Peter Trainor; and Michael Joly in their 4-1 win over Baie-Comeau. Dominic Poulin scored the lone Baie-Comeau marker.

Blainville-Boisbriand got back into the win colum with a 5-2 win over Chicoutimi. Olivier Picard had two goals; while Marc-Olivier Roy, Brendan Hamelin, and Antoine Dufort-Plante had the Armada goals; while Charles Hudon; and Sebastein Sylvestre scored for the Sagueneens.

Halifax shut the door on Moncton 4-0. Jonathan Drouin; Andrew Shwefelt; Connor Moynihan; and Brent Andrews scored for the Mooseheads.

There were six games on Saturday.

Cameron Darcy found the back of the net twice; while Maxim Lazarev and Carrier scored once each as Cape Breton doubled Shawinigan 4-2. Mason Gray and Francis Beauvillier scored for Shawinigan.

Charles Hudon had a pair; while Philippe Archambault; Janne Puhakka; Jeremy Lepine; and Jeremy Bouchard had singles as Chicoutimi doubled Drummondville 6-3. Joey Ratelle; Nikolas Brouillard; and Giovanni Fiore scored for the Voltigeurs.

Anthony Mantha scored twice; while Guillaume Gelinas, Anthony Beauregard, and Timotej Sille had singles as Val-d’Or skated to a 5-1 win over Sherbrooke. Vincent Deslauriers scored the lone Phoenix marker.

Emile Poirier scored the game winner with eight seconds left in the overtime as Gatineau edged Charlottetown 4-3 in overtime. Martin Reway had a pair; while Vaclav Karabacek scored once for the Olympques; and Daniel Sprong; Jack Nevins; and Ryan Graves found the net for Charlottetown.

Nikolaj Ehlers, Matt Murphy, and Brent Andrews had two goals each; while Drouin had a single as Halifax triumphed over Saint John 7-5. Stephen Anderson had a pair; while Will Thompson, Nathan Noel, and Noah Zilbert had singles for the Sea Dogs.

Duclair had a pair; while Yannick Turcotte, Alexandre Boivin, and Moody had singles as Quebec skated to a 5-2 win over Rouyn-Noranda. Marcus Power and Victor Baldaev scored for the Huskies.

Seven games closed out the weekend on Sunday.

Acadie-Bathurst skated to a 5-2 win over Charlottetown thanks to goals from Alexandros Soumakis, Joel Blanchard, Andrew Meredith, Nicholas Blanchard, and Scott Oke. Cobbold and Yan-Pavel Laplante had the Islanders’ markers.

Gatineau got goals from Derek Sheppard, Burke, Poirier, Reway, and Tommy Lapierre; while Conor Garland had a pair, and Ivan Barbashev a single for Moncton as the Olympiques edged the Wildcats 5-4.

Kyle Farrell and Maxim Lazarev scored for Cape Breton in regulation; while Darcy and Lazarev added the shootout markers as the Screaming Eagles nipped Quebec 3-2 in a shootout. Scoring for the Remparts were Ryan Culkin and Erne scored for Quebec in regulation; and Moody scored in overtime.

Danick Martel led the way with two goals; while Samuel Hodhod, Christopher Clapperton, Nikita Jevpalovs, and Frederic Bergeron had singles as Blainville-Boisbriand skated to a 6-2 win over Rouyn-Noranda. Power and Jean-Sebastein Dea had the Huskies’ markers.

Baie-Comeau got goals from Alexis Vanier, Robbie Graham, Nicholas Meloche, and Dominic Poulin in their 4-2 win over Drummondville. Christophe Lalancette had both Voltigeurs’ markers.

Samuel Henley had a pair; while Ouellette-St-Amant and Poudrier had singles as Val-d’Or doubled Shawinigan 4-2. Frederic Gaudreau and David Perklin scored for the Cataractes.

Patrik Zdrahal and Dominic Beauchemin had two goals each; while Samuel Courtemanche had a single as Rimouski was victorious over Victoriaville 5-2. Angelo Miceli and Anthony Beaulieu had the Tigres’ markers.

The Leaders

Blainville-Boisbriand is still the top team in both the Telus West division and overall standings with their 17-2-2-2 record and 36 points. Telus East leaders Baie-Comeau are second with their 15-5-0-3 record and 33 points; while Halifax has taken over the lead in the Telus Maritimes Division with 32 points (16-8-0-0).

Mantha has the most points in the League with 22 goals and 27 assists in 17 games played; while DeLuca is second with 36 points on 19 goals and 17 assists. Power rounds out the top three as he has found the back of the net 13 times while lending a helping hand on 22 more in the 22 games that he has skated in.

Between the pipes Blainville-Boisbriands’ Etienne Marcoux has an 9-2-1-0 record with a 2.08 GAA, and 0.907 SAV% to lead all goalies; while Baie-Comeau’s Philippe Cadorette (14-4-0-1, 2.39 GAA, 0.912 SAV%) is second; and Gatineau’s Robert Steeves is third as he has won 11 games while losing six with no overtime ties and one shootout loss; a goals against average of 2.77, and 0.896 SAV%.

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