QMJHL Weekly: November 27th, 2012

Saulnier, Duclair, and Belanger are Telus Three Stars of the Week

Moncton forward Allain Saulnier, Quebec forward Anthony Duclair, and and Rouyn-Noranda goalie Alexandre Belanger are the Telus Three Stars of the Week for week ending November 25th.

Saulnier began the week with one goal in the Wildcats’ 4-2 win over Cape Breton on Wednesday. He netted two more as the team nipped Baie-Comeau 6-5 on Saturday and ended it with two helpers in teh team’s 3-0 shutout of Halifax on Saturday. Saulnier finished the week a +2.

Duclair got two goals, one assist, and was the second star of the game on Wednesday as the Remparts blasted Acadie-Bathurst 9-3 on Wednesday. He added three helpers and was the game’s third star on Friday in the team’s 6-0 shutout of Sherbrooke. Duclair capped off the week with one assist as Quebec lost 2-1 to Chicoutimi on Sunday. Duclair finished the week a +5.

Belanger made 25 saves on Friday as the Huskies blanked Shawinigan 4-0 on Friday. He ended it with 24 more as the team finished the week with a 6-2 win over Acadie-Bathurst on Saturday. Belanger finished the week with a 1.00 GAA and 0.961 SAV%.

NHL Central Scouting Unveils Preliminary List

On Tuesday NHL Central Scouting unveiled the preliminary list of draftees for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Two Halifax Mooseheads’ players (Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin) occupy the top two skater spots; while goale Zachary Fucale is the top netminder.


Four QMJHL Teams Make CHL Top 10

When the CHL announced the top 10 rankings for the week ending November 18th four QMJHL teams made the cut.

Halifax remained in first place; while Blainville-Boisbriand moved up one to fifth; Baie-Comeau jumped one to seventh; and Quebec fell four to ninth.

1 Halifax Mooseheads (19-2-0-1)
2 Kamloops Blazers (19-5-0-1)
3 Portland Winterhawks (17-4-1-0)
4 Owen Sound Attack (16-4-1-2)
5 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (18-5-0-2)
6 Barrie Colts (17-5-0-1)
7 Baie-Comeau Drakkar (16-4-1-2)
8 London Knights (16-5-0-2)
9 Quebec Remparts (17-5-0-0)
10 Calgary Hitmen (15-5-1-2)

Honourable Mention:

Edmonton Oil Kings (14-5-2-2): Mississauga Steelheads (16-7-0-1): Tri-City Americans (15-7-1-1)

Scholastic Players of the Month Announced

On Wednesday the League also named the Scholastic Players of the Month for November.

They are:
BAC Francis Turbide, Cégep de Baie-Comeau, Sciences de la nature
BAT, Étienne Salvail, Cégep@distance
BLB Aaron Hoyles, NS School Board, Grade 12
CAP Charles Guevremont, Cégep@distance, Sciences humaines
CHI, Laurent Dauphin, Cégep de Chicoutimi, Sciences de la nature
DRU, Louis-Philip Guidon, Cégep de Drummondville, Sciences de la nature
GAT, Gabriel Bourret, Cégep de l’Outaouais, Sciences
HAL, Ryan Falkenham, Citadel High School, University Prep
MON, Ross Johnston, Open Acadia University, Administration
PEI, Alex Micallef, UPEI, Business
QUE, Marc-Antoine Carrier, Université Laval, Biologie
RIM, Simon Fortier, Cégep de Rimouski, Sciences de la nature
ROU, Cody Donaghey, Bishop High School, Grade 11
SHA, Frédérick Gaudreau, Collège de Shawinigan, Sciences de la nature
SHE, Dominic Talbot-Tassi, Cégep de Sherbrooke, Sciences de la nature
SNB, Aidan Kelly, UNBSJ, Business
VDO, Alexandre St-Arnaud, UQAT
VIC, Philippe Hudon, Nova Scotia Ednet, High School

World U17 Rosters Named

Hockey Canada announced the Team Atlantic and Team Quebec rosters that will compete at the 2013 World U17 Challenge in Victoriaville and Drummondville, QC from December 29th, 2012-January 4th, 2013.

Team Atlantic has nine QMJHLers; while Quebec has 17.

Team Atlantic


1 Antoine Landry L 5’11 183 04/26/1996 Caraquet, NB Miramichi (NBPEIMMHL)
30 Mason McDonald R 6’3 175 04/23/1996 Halifax, NS Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)

Defense 2 Luc Deschênes R 5’11 199 05/02/1997 Fredericton, NB Fredericton (NBPEIMMHL)
3 Cody Donaghey R 6’0 177 05/10/1996 St. John’s, NL Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
4 Alex Mann R 6’0 180 04/10/1996 Lunenburg, NS Milton Academy (U.S. Prep)
6 Brendan Nickerson L 6’2 199 04/23/1996 Shelburne County, NS Yarmouth (MHL)
8 Nicholas Quillan L 5’11 192 06/19/1996 Dartmouth, NS The Gunnery (U.S. Prep)
12 Michael White R 5’8 174 01/25/1996 Sherwood, PEI Charlottetown (NBPEIMMHL)
20 Duncan MacIntyre L 5’11 191 01/20/1996 Sydney, NS Quebec (QMJHL)
21 Tanner McCabe L 6’2 199 09/24/1996 Charlottetown, PEI Charlottetown (NBPEIMMHL)

11 Kameron Kielly R 6’0 169 12/13/1996 Charlottetown, PEI Gatineau (QMJHL)
14 Morgan Messenger R 5’9 169 01/28/1996 Centreville, NS Yarmouth (MHL)
15 Matthew Highmore L 5’11 159 02/27/1996 Dartmouth, NS Saint John (QMJHL)
16 Jonny Erbs L 5’9 169 04/09/1996 Saint John, NB Woodstock (MHL)
17 Nathan Yetman L 5’9 165 04/18/1996 Mount Pearl, N.L. PEI (QMJHL)
18 Nathan Noel R 5’10 165 06/21/1997 St. John’s, NL Shattuck-St. Mary’s (U.S. Prep)
19 Lucas Batt L 5’11 184 05/04/1996 Lewisporte, NL Victoriaville (QMJHL)
22 Clark Bishop L 6’0 178 03/29/1996 St. John’s, NL Cape Breton (QMJHL)
23 Josh Pugsley L 5’9 151 07/08/1996 Amherst, NS Amherst (MHL)
24 Liam Hynes R 5’10 187 02/26/1996 Ferryland, NL The Hill Academy (Can. Prep)
25 Zach Moody L 6’0 159 03/25/1996 Margaretsville, NS Cape Breton (QMJHL)
27 Kyle Tibbo L 5’11 166 08/09/1996 Conception Bay South, NL The Hill Academy (Can. Prep)
Coaches Dave Ritcey , Head Coach Truro, NS Hockey Nova Scotia
Scott Gordon , Assistant Coach Mount Pearl, NL Mount Pearl (SJJHL)
Terry Rhindress , Assistant Coach Riverview, NB Bridgewater (MHL)



30 Julio Billia L 5’10 143 03/12/1996 Montréal, QC Laval-Montréal (LHMAAAQ)
31 Alex Bureau L 6’0 180 01/02/1996 Trois?Rivières, QC Cape Breton (QMJHL)

2 Carl Neill R 6’1 195 07/06/1996 Blainville, QC Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
3 Olivier LeBlanc L 5’11 158 02/17/1996 Québec City, QC Saint John (QMJHL)
4 Tristan Pomerleau L 5’9 172 06/22/1996 Rivière?du?Loup, QC Victoriaville (QMJHL)
5 Jonathan Deschamps L 6’2 191 04/16/1996 Trois?Rivières, QC Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
6 Julien Bahl R 5’11 169 02/12/1996 St?Hyacinthe, QC Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL)
7 Loik Léveillé R 5’11 198 09/25/1996 St?Jérôme, QC Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
8 Alexandre Carrier R 5’11 159 10/08/1996 Québec City, QC Gatineau (QMJHL)

9 Nick Marois L 6’1 174 04/20/1996 Boisbriand, QC Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
10 Alexandre Delisle-Houde R 5’11 164 08/09/1996 Québec City, QC Séminaire St-François (LHMAAAQ)
11 Julien Nantel L 6’0 167 09/06/1996 Laval, QC Laval-Montréal (LHMAAAQ)
12 Timothé Simard R 6’0 179 09/27/1996 Iberville, QC Val-d’Or (QMJHL)
15 Mathieu Ayotte R 5’10 144 04/17/1996 Montréal, QC Victoriaville (QMJHL)
16 Nicolas Aubé-Kubel R 5’11 179 05/10/1996 Sorel, QC Val-d’Or (QMJHL)
17 Francis Perron L 5’11 155 04/18/1996 Blainville, QC Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
18 Alexis Pépin R 6’2 196 04/24/1996 Candiac, QC PEI (QMJHL)
19 Félix-Antoine Savage L 6’0 165 08/11/1996 Montréal, QC Victoriaville (QMJHL)
20 Anthony Richard L 5’8 155 12/20/1996 Trois?Rivières, QC Trois?Rivières (LHMAAAQ) 21 Nicolas Hébert L 5’11 187 02/03/1996 Longueuil, QC Rimouski (QMJHL)
22 Vincent Deslauriers R 5’9 175 11/11/1996 Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, QC Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
23 Daniel Audette L 5’8 168 05/06/1996 Blainville, QC Sherbrooke (QMJHL)

Donald Audette , Head Coach Blainville, QC Collège Esther-Blondin (LHMAAAQ)
Jon Goyens , Assistant Coach Île Bizard, QC Lac St-Louis (LHMAAAQ)
Daniel Renaud , Assistant Coach Gatineau, QC Gatineau (LHMAAAQ)

The Games This Week

The week began with five games on Wednesday.

Alex and Allain Saulnier, Ivan Barbashev, and Yannick Veilleux scored for Moncton; while Bronson Beaton and Alexandre Lavoie added the Cape Breton goals as the Wildcats doubled the Screaming Eagles 4-2.

Stefan Fournier scored twice; while Andrew Ryan, Randy Gazzola, Max Lindsay, and Martin Frk added singles for Halifax as the Mooseheads romped to a 6-2 win over Baie-Comeau. Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau and Raphael Bussieres scored for Baie-Comeau.

Quebec got two goals each from Anthony Duclair, Mikhail Grigorenko, and and Adam Erne to go along with singles from Martin Lefebvre, Marc-Antoine-Carrier, and Nick Sorensen in their 9-3 thrashing of Acadie-Bathurst. Brandon Hynes scored twice; and Adam Zboril scored for the Titan.
Charles Hudon scored twice; and Guillaume Asselin and Mathieu Gagnon added singles for Chicoutimi as the Sagueneens doubled Shawinigan 4-2. Vincent Arseneau and Peter Sakaris added the Cataractes’ markers.

Gabriel Bourret scored twice; while Deric Boudreau, Taylor Burke, and Emile Pourier added singles as Gatineau shut the door on Victoriaville 5-0.

There were eight games on Friday.

Bussieres, Frederic Gamelin, and Valentin Zylov scored for Baie-Comeau; while Victor Provencher and Louick Marcotte did the same for PEI as the Drakkar skated to a – win over the Rocket.

Simon Tremblay, Lukas Sedlak, Laurent Dauphin, and Asselin scored for Chicoutimi; while Philippe Maillet, Philippe Halley, Michael Rheaume, and Tommy Veilleux did the same for Victoriaville as the Sagueneens edged the Tigres 5-4.

Grigorenko got three goals; while Sorensen got two goals, and Hubert Lamarre got the single as Quebec blanked Sherbrooke 6-0.
Nathan MacKinnon, Bourdreau, Fournier, and Frk scored for Halifax; while Jakub Culek scored twice for Cape Breton as Halifax won the Battle of Nova Scotia with a 4-2 win over Cape Breton.

Zdrahal scored twice; while Christophe Lalancette, Hynes, and Alec John Banville added singles as Acadie-Bathurst skated to a 5-3 win over Val-d’Or. Anthony Mantha, Michael Beaudry, and Skyler Spiller scored for the Foreurs.

Jean-Sebastien Dea, Maxime St-Cyr, Nikita Kucherov, and Sven Andrighetto found the back of the net for Rouyn-Noranda in their 4-0 win over Shawinigan.

Alexis Losieu scored twice; while Anthony DeLuca, Francis Beauvillier, Frederick Gauthier, and Scott Oke added singles for Rimouski; while Jeremie Malouin and Jerome Vernier added a pair each; and Francis Lambert-Lemay added one for Drummondville as the Oceanic skated to a 7-5 win over the Voltigeurs.
Blainville-Boisbriand got goals from Samuel Aquin, Stefan Matteau Jr, and Christian Marti in their 3-0 shutout of Gatineau.

Ten teams took to the ice on Saturday.

The Saulnier twins scored a pair each; and Dmitri Jaksin and Veilleux had singles as Moncton nipped Baie-Comeau 6-5. Paquin-Boudreau had a pair; and Steve Lebel, Alexandre Ranger, and Zykov had singles for the Drakkar.

Dominic Talbot-Tassi, and Jean-Christophe Laflamme found the twine for Sherbrooke; while Beauvillier added the lone Rimouski goal as the Phoenix edged the Oceanic 2-1.

Beaudry scored twice; while Mantha, and Timothe Simard added one apiece as Val-d’Or skated to a 4-1 win over Shawinigan. Emeric Hudon added the lone Cataractes’ marker.

Dea, Marcus Power, St-Cyr, Kucherov, Felix Caron, and Gabriel Desjardins scored for Rouyn-Noranda in their 6-2 win over Acadie-Bathurst. Adam Zboril and Raphael Lafontaine scored for the Titan.

Stephen MacAulay scored twice; while Jonathan Huberdeau and Kevin Gagne added singles as Saint John skated to a 4-1 win over Cape Breton. Culek scored the lone Screaming Eagles’ goal.

The weekend finished off with five games on Sunday.

Veileux scored twice and Jaskin once as Moncton blanked Halifax 3-0.

Jakub Izacky, Ryan Tesink, Pierre Dupreos, Oliver Cooper, and Jurji Repe scored for Saint John; while Miguel Caron added two; and Ranger and Bussieres added singles for Baie-Comeau as the Sea Dogs nipped the Drakkar 5-4.

Jerome Verrier scored twice; while Nikolas Brouillard, Malouin, and Charles-David Beaudoin added singles as Drummondville skated to a 5-2 win over Victoriaville. The Tigres got goals from Jonathan Diaby and Halley.

Asselin scored in regulation for Chicoutimi; while Logan Shaw did likewise for Quebec as the Sagueneens nipped the Remparts 2-1. Asselin also scored the lone shootout goal.

Tommy Giroux added the hat trick; while Philippe Sanche, and Matteau had one each as Blainville-Boisbriand romped to a 5-2 win over Gatineau. Mikael Langlois and Rock Regimbald scored for the Olympiques.

The Leaders

Maritime Division leaders Halifax continues their lead atop the overall standings with their 21-3-0-1 record and 43 points. Hot on their heels are Telus West leaders Blainville-Boisbriand as they are 20-5-0-2 with 42 points; while Telus East leaders Quebec are 19-5-0-1 with 39 points putting them in third place.
PEI forward Ben Duffy leads all point getters with 44 points (17G, 27A), while Grigorenko is second with 23 goals and 20 assists for 43 points; and Duffy’s teammate Josh Currie rounds out the top three as he has found the back of the net 21 times while lending a helping hand on 22 more.

Armada netminder Etienne Marcoux is the top goalie with his 11-3-0-1 record; 1.97 GAA, and 0.921 SAV%. Quebec’s Francis Brassard is in second place as he has won 14 games while losing five with no overtime losses and one shootout loss; has a goals against average of 2.56 and 0.905 SAV%. Halifax netminder Zach Fucale (17-3-0-1, 2.61 GAA, 0.892 SAV%) rounds out the top three.

The Games To Come

Play begins Tuesday with two games as Drummondville welcomes PEI; and Rimouski is at home to Gatineau.

Four games will be played Wednesday.

Chicoutimi is in Cape Breton; Victoriaville makes their way to Bathurst; Quebec rolls out the welcome mat for PEI; and Saint John is in Rouyn-Noranda.

On Thursday the Sea Dogs will travel to Val-d’Or.

November will end with six games on Friday.

Cape Breton is at home to Rimouski; Chicoutimi is in Halifax; Moncton welcomes Victoriaville; Rouyn-Noranda is in Quebec City; Baie-Comeau welcomes Blainville-Boisbriand; and Gatineau travels to Drummondville.

December begins with four games on Saturday as Rouyn-Noranda is in Shawinigan; Sherbrooke welcomes Val-d’Or; Moncton hosts Chicoutmi; and Victoriaville makes another Eastern Canadian stop in PEI.

Sixteen teams are in action on Sunday.
PEI is at home to Maritime Division rival Cape Breton; Rimouski finishes up their Atlantic Canadian swing in Saint John; Baie-Comeau welcomes Telus East rivals Quebec; Chicoutimi concludes their Atlantic Canada trip with a stop in Bathurst; Drummondville is at home to Telus West rivals Blainville-Boisbriand; Victoriaville makes one final Maritime stop in Halifax; the Battle of Quebec will see Shawinigan welcome Val-d’Or; and another Telus West battle will feature Gatineau at Sherbrooke.


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