QMJHL Weekly: November 5th, 2013

Desbiens, Marchand, and Campagna Are The Telus Three Stars of the Week

Sherbrooke Phoenix forward Simon Desbiens, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles’ goalie Chase Marchand, and Moncton Wildcats; forward JC Campagna are the Telus Three Stars of the Week for the week ending November 3rd, 2013.

Desbiens began the week with two goals, one assist, and the second star of the game honors in the 4-3 win over the Charlottetown Islanders on Friday. He found the back of the net once and lent a helping hand on one more as the Phoenix skated to a 7-4 win over the Moncton Wildcats on Saturday. He finished the week a +3.

Marchand started the week with 24 saves and was the first star of the game as Cape Breton skated to a 4-1 win over division foes Acadie-Bathurst on Friday night. He had another 23 saves and was once again the first star of the game as the Screaming Eagles completed the sweep with a 6-2 win over the Titan on Saturday. He went 2-0-0 for the week with a 1.50 GAA and 0.940 SAV%.

Campagna had two goals, one assist, and was the first star of Friday’s contest with the Saint John Sea Dogs that saw the Wildcats gain another point in the New Brunswick News Rivalry Cup with a 6-2. He added one assist in the 7-4 loss to Sherbrooke on Saturday and finished the weekend with one goal, three assists, and the first star of the game honors in the 6-2 win over Charlottetown on Sunday.

Ashley Is CHL Player of the Week

Halifax forward Darcy Ashley is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 27th.

Ashley began the week with two goals, one assist, and the first star of the game honors as the Mooseheads skated to a 4-2 win over Charlottetown. He had three helpers in the 5-2 win over Acadie-Bathurst on Friday and had the game winner and was the first star in the 4-3 win over the Titan on Saturday.

Mantha, Poirier and Marcoux Are Telus Three Stars of the Month

On Friday Val-d’Or forward Anthony Mantha, Gatineau forward Emile Poirier and Blainville-Boisbriand goalie Etienne Marcoux were named the Telus three stars for the month of October.

Mantha, who was a first round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, found the back of the net on 11 occasions while lending a helping hand on 14 more in 10 games. He had back to back five point games on October 11th and 12th versus Sherbrooke and Drummondville respectively. He had seven games with two points or more and had 53 shots on goal.

Poirier had 10 goals, 11 assists, and finished a +11. He is a 2013 NHL Entry Draft first round pick of Calgary and had at least one point in the 14 games he played in October with a six game point streak of at least one goal from October 2nd-13th.

Marcoux won five of the six games he played in October; posted a 1.33 GAA; and 0.944 SAV%. He had one shutout against Moncton with a 4-0 win on October 10th and had four games where he allowed just one goal or had a shutout; and was the first star of the game against Victoriaville when he made 33 saves in a 3-1 victory.

Veilleux Receives Suspension and Fine

On Saturday QMJHL Director of Safety Raymond Bolduc announced that Baie-Comeau Head Coach Eric Veilleux was suspended two games and fined $1000.00 for his action in a game on November 1st.

QMJHL Announces 2012 SUBWAY Super Series Roster

On Tuesday the Gatineau Olympiques and Sherbrooke Phoenix, the QMJHL, and the Canadian Hockey League announced the Team QMJHLroster which will compete against Team Russia in the 2013 Subway Super Series.

Game one will take place in Gatineau on Monday, November 18th at the Robert Guertin Centre, while the Phoenix will host game two at the Palais des Sports Léopold-Drolet on Wednesday, November 20th.

Team Russia then heads west to play two games against Team OHL followed by two games against Team WHL. All six contests will be televised nationwide on Sportsnet while TVA Sports will broadcast the two contests in QMJHL territory.

Each of the three CHL member leagues assembled a selection committee, working closely with Hockey Canada, to select the players for this year’s series. A total of twenty-three players will participate in the event this year. The rosters for each individual game will be announced at a later date.

The 2013 SUBWAY® Super Series is supported by CHL associate sponsors, Bank of Montreal and Old Dutch.

Team QMJHL roster for the 2013 SUBWAY® Super Series:

Goalies
Auger, Sébastien
Fucale, Zachary
Defensemen:
Vanier, Alexis (BAC)
Fournier, Dillon (ROU)
Graves, Ryan (CHA)
Weegar, MacKenzie (HAL)
Hachè, Justin (CAP)
Morin, Samuel (RIM)
Walcott, Daniel (BLB)

Forwards:
Mantha, Anthony (VDO)
Hudon, Charles (CHI)
Roy, Marc-Olivier (BLB)
Duclair, Anthony (QUE)
Deluca, Anthony (RIM)
Girard, Félix (BAC)
Gauthier, Frédérik (RIM)
Dauphin, Laurent (CHI)
Drouin, Jonathan (HAL)
Carrier, William (CAP)
Gregoire, Jeremy (BAC)
Audette, Daniel (SHE)
Clapperton, Christopher (BLB)
Poirier, Émile (GAT)

2013 Subway Super Series Schedule:

Game 1 – Monday November 18 at Gatineau, QC
Game 2 – Wednesday November 20 at Sherbrooke, QC
Game 3 – Thursday November 21 at Oshawa, ON
Game 4 – Monday November 25 at Sudbury, ON
Game 5 – Wednesday November 27 at Red Deer, AB
Game 6 – Thursday November 28 at Lethbridge, AB

With information from the QMJHL

Guy Morrissette Passes Away

On Tuesday the League announced that former President Dr. Guy Morrissette passed away at the age of 84.

He was the League’s ninth President from 1984-1986. While he was President he created the Sports-Study program. He also founded the Junior B Hockey League i

Outaouais and was President of the Quebec Federation of Ice Hockey from 1979-1983.

He was an orthopedic specialist who practiced in Quebec and Ontario.

Three QMJHL Teams Ranked In CHL Top 10

When the CHL announced the top 10 rankings for the week ending October 28th three QMJHL teams made the cut.
Blainville-Boisbriand remained at first for the fifth consecutive week; Baie-Comeau moved up five spots to fourth, and Halifax finished eighth.

Gatineau was an honorable mention.

BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings – Week 7

1. Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (13-1-1-0)
2. Guelph Storm (12-3-0-0)
3. Spokane Chiefs (11-4-0-0)
4. Baie-Comeau Drakkar (12-4-0-2)
5. Erie Otters (12-2-1-0)
6. Portland Winterhawks (11-3-0-1)
7. Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (11-1-0-2)
8. Halifax Mooseheads (12-7-0-0)
9. Seattle Thunderbirds (11-3-0-2)
10. Oshawa Generals (11-3-0-1)

Honourable Mention: Everett Silvertips (10-2-2-0); Kelowna Rockets (9-2-0-2); Gatineau Olympiques (12-6-0-0)

Four QMJHL Officials Named To Work IIHF Events This Season

On Wednesday the QMJHL announced that four League officials have been selected to work IIHF events this season:

Referees:

Devin Piccott (Dartmouth, NS); Level VI; World Junior Championship; Malmö, SWe
Pascal St. Jacques (Laval, QC); Level VI; World Championship, Div. I, Gr. B; Vilnius, Lithuania

Linesmen:

Benoit Martineau (Marieville, QC); Level IV; World Junior Championship; Malmö, SWE
Nicolas Piche (Mirabel, QC); Level IV; World U18 Championship, Div. I, Gr. B; Szekesfehervar, Hungary
The Hockey Canada Officiating Program (HCOP) is for anyone interested in officiating the game of hockey, from beginners to seasoned veterans. There are six levels in the HCOP, from those looking to get started to the top tier of officials.

With information from the QMJHL

Kelly; Sea Dogs Part Ways

On Tuesday the Saint John Sea Dogs announced that the team and Head Coach/GM Mike Kelly have parted ways.
Kelly had been the team’s Head Coach/GM since the summer of 2012. He has been with the team since 2009 and was an Assistant Coach and Director of Hockey Operations.

The Games This Week

The week began with three games on Wednesday.

Sherbrooke got goals from Jean-Laflamme ho had the hat trick; and Simon Desbiens, Tim Wieser, and Jean-Christophe Laflamme had singles as the Phoenix skated to a 6-4 win over Cape Breton. Kyle Farrell had a pair; while Cameron Darcy and William Carrier had singles for the Screaming Eagles.

Fabric Herzog had a pair of goals; while Anthony Duclair, Kurt Etchegary, and Zachary Moody had singles as Quebec needed a shootout to get past Baie-Comeau 6-5 with Moody scoring the lone shootout goal. Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau scored twice; while Jeremy Gregoire, Nicholas Halagian, and Dominic Poulin had singles for the Drakkar.

Taylor Burke scored twice; while Elie Berube, Vaclav Karabacek, and Vincent Dunn had singles as Gatineau skated to a 5-2 win over Halifax. Andrew Ryan and Darcy Ashley scored for the Mooseheads.

Two games were played on Halloween.

Chicoutimi got tricks from Jeremy Bouchard, Laurent Dauphin, and Victor Provencher in their 3-2 win over Rimouski; while Samuel Morin and Scott Oke did the same for the Oceanic.

Derek Sheppard, Jonthan Bourcier, Emile Poirier, and Dunn added singles for Gatineau as the Olympiques edged Victoriaville 4-3. Mathieu Ayotte, Carl-Antoine Deslisle, and Mark Tremaine scored for the Tigres.

Eight games kicked off the month of November on Friday.

Cape Breton got goals from Loic Leduc, Farrell, Charles-Eric Legare, and Julien Pelletier as the Screaming Eagles skated to a 4-1 win over Acadie-Bathurst. Patrick Walsh scored the lone Titan goal.

Sherbrooke needed a shootout and a goal from Jean-Francois Plante to get past Charlottetown 4-3. Scoring in regulation were Desbiens with a pair and Jeremy Roy with a single. Bradley Kennedy, Daniel Sprong, and Matej Beran had singles for the Islanders.

Moncton got two goals from JC Campagna; while Garrett Johnston and Ivan Barbashev had singles as the Wildcats shutout Saint John.

Seven different scorers scored for Blainville-Boisbriand as the Armada kept rolling along with a 7-2 trouncing of Chicoutimi. Goals came from Nathaniel Holbert, Emil Aronsson, Marc-Olivier Roy, Philippe Sanche, Ryn Tesink, Christopher Clapperton, and Danick Martel. Charles Hudon and Sebastien Sylvestre scored for the Saguneens.
Angelo Miceli had a pair; while Carl-Antoine Delisle, Luke St-Amand, and Jan Mandat had singles as Victoriaville skated to a 5-2 win over Shawinigan. Francis Beauvillier and Ilya Zinoview scored for Shawinigan.

Gregoire and Halagian had the shootout goals for Baie-Comeau; and both along with Alexis Vanier scored in regulation as the Drakkar got past Rimouski 4-3. Scoring in regulation for the Oceanic were Michael Joly with a pair; and Alexis Loiseau had a single with Anthony DeLuca getting the lone shootout goal.

Halifax got two goals each from Ryan, Danny Moynihan, Jonathan Drouin, and Brent Andrews; while Brendan Duke, Jesse Lussier, Ashley, Matt Murphy, and Austyn Hardie as the Mooseheads trounced Rouyn-Noranda 15-5. Jean-Sebastien Dea had two; while Marcus Power, Julien Nantel, and Mathieu Lemay had singles for the Huskies.

Randy Gazzola, Anthony Mantha, and Maxime Presseault scored for Val-d’Or in thir 3-1 win over Quebec. Etchegary had the lone Remparts’ marker.

Fourteen teams took to the ice on Saturday.

Samuel Hodhod scored the game winner with 2:19 left in the second period as Blainville-Boisbriand edged Shawinigan 3-2. Martel and Frederic Bergeron had the other Armada goals; while Frank Schumacher and Frederick Gaudreau scored for Shawinigan.

Cape Breton swept their series with Acadie-Bathurst with a 6-2 win on Saturday thanks to goals from Farrell, Timothe Simard, Raphael Corriveau, Legare, Michael Lyle, Pelletier, and Carrier; while Walsh and Patrick Zdrahal scored for the Titan.

Plante had a hat trick; while Dominic Talbot-Tassi, Desbiens, and Vincent Deslauriers had singles as Sherbrooke skated to a 7-4 win over Moncton. Christophe Lalonde had a pair; while Liam Hynes and Christopher Caissy had singles for the Wildcats.

Oliver Cooper had the hat trick; while Matthew Highmore had a singles as Saint John doubled Charlottetown 4-2. Julien Leduc and Jack Nevins scored for the Islanders.
Jerome Verrier had a pair; while Guillaume Gauthier, Nikolas Brouillard, Cameron Askew, and Dexer Weber had singles as Drummondville doubled Gatineau 6-3. Alex Dostie, Poirier, and Dunn scored for Gatineau.

Dillon Fournier, Jeremy Lauzon, Power, Lemay, Maxime St-Cyr, and Liam O’Brien found the back of the net for Rouyn-Noranda; while Herzog did the same for Quebec as the Huskies defeated the Remparts 6-1.

Drouin had a pair; while Ashely and Luca Ciampini had singles as Halifax doubled Val-d’Or 4-2. Guillaume Gelinas and Samuel Henley had the Foreurs’ markers.

Four games closed out the weekend on Sunday.

Moncton got goals from Lalonde who had a couple; while Conor Garland, Campagna, Mark Simpson, and Barbashev had singles in their 6-2 win over Charlottetown. Jack Nevins and Alexandre Goulet had the Islanders’ markers.

Baie-Comeau skated to a 9-2 win over Chicoutimi thanks to goals from Alexander Ranger who had a pair; and Gregoire, Felix Girard, Charles Poulin, Dominic Poulin, and Valentin Zykov had singles for the Drakkar; while Loik Leveille and Provencher had the goals for the Sagueneens.

Drummondville needed overtime to get past Blainville-Boisbriand with a 4-3 win as Charles-David Beaudoin scored 1:58 in. Joey Ratelle, Charles-David Beaudoin, Verrier, and Georgs Golovkovs added singles in regulation. Hodhod, Emil Aronsson, and Clapperton added the Armada markers.

DeLuca had the hat trick; Michael Joly had a pair; and Jimmy Oligny and Ryan MacKinnon had singles as Rimouski romped to a 7-4 win over Victoriaville. Luc Deschenes, Miceli, Anthony Beaulieu, and Mark Trickett scored for the Oceanic.

The Leaders

Blainville-Boisbriand is still the top team in both the Telus West division and overall standings with their 15-1-2-0 record and 32 points. Telus East leaders Baie-Comeau are second with their 14-4-0-3 record and 31 points; while Halifax has taken over the lead in the Telus Maritimes Division with 28 points (14-8-0-0).

Mantha has the most points in the League with 20 goals and 23 assists in 17 games played; while DeLuca is second with 33 points on 18 goals and 15 assists. Power rounds out the top three as he has found the back of the net 11 times while lending a helping hand on 20 more in the 19 games that he has skated in.

Between the pipes Marcoux has an 8-1-1-0 record with a 1.89 GAA, and 0.917 SAV% to lead all goalies; while Baie-Comeau’s Philippe Cadorette (13-3-0-1, 2.31 GAA, 0.915 SAV%) is second; and Gatineau’s Robert Steeves is third as he has won 10 games while losing five with no overtime ties and one shootout loss.

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