QMJHL Weekly: October 10th, 2012

Carrier, Drouin And Desrosiers Named The TELUS Three Stars Of The Week

On Monday the League announced that Cape Breton Screaming Eagles’ forward William Carrier; Halifax Mooseheads’ forward Jonathan Drouin; and Chicoutimi Sagueneens’ goalie Francis Desrosiers were the Telus three stars of the week for the week ending October 7th.

Carrier began the week with two goals and the third star of the game honors as the Screaming Eagles lost 5-2 to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies on Wednesday. He added one more goal in the 4-3 win over the Huskies on Friday; chipped in another goal, assist, and the first star of the game honors on Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Val-d’Or Foreurs; and finished the week off with a three assists as the Screaming Eagles lost 7-3 to Val-d’Or on Sunday. Carrier finished the week a +1.

Drouin found the back of the net once, lent a helping hand on one more, and was the game’s second star in the Mooseheads’ 6-2 win over Acadie-Bathurst on Tuesday. In the first of a home and home series against the Saint John Sea Dogs on Friday in Saint John Drouin was named the game’s first star for his goal and assist and followed that up with one goal, two assists, and the second star of the game award as the Mooseheads completed the sweep with an 11-2 blasting of the defending President’s Cup champs in Halifax. Drouin finished the week a +4.

Desrosiers began the week with 25 saves and the second star of the game award as the Sagueneens lost 2-1 to the Quebec Remparts on Tuesday. He followed that up with 30 more saves and the second star of the game award as Chicoutimi skated to a 1-0 win over the Moncton Wildcats on Friday and ended it with 38 more and the first star of the honors in the 2-1 loss to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Saturday. Desrosiers finished the week with a 1.35 GAA and 0.959 SAV%.

Dea Is CHL Player of the Week

On Tuesday the CHL announced that Rouyn-Noranda Huskies’ forward Jean-Sebastien Dea is the CHL player of the week for the week ending September 30th.

Dea netted his second hat trick of the season when he added three goals and one helper in the team’s 9-2 win over the Sherbrooke Phoenix. He was named the game’s first star. On Friday he added two more goals while lending a helping hand on one more and was the third star as the Huskies defeated the Blainville-Boisband Armada 5-4 in a shootout.

Auger Is CHL Goalie of the Week

On Tuesday the CHL announced that Saint John Sea Dog’s netminder Sebastien Auger is the CHL goalie of the week for the week ending September 30th.

Auger went 3-0-0-0 with a 1.33 GAA, and 0.960 SAV%.

He made 97 saves on 101 shots beginning with 21 on Wednesday in the 4-2 win over the Moncton Wildcats; 42 more and the second star of the game honors in a 5-1 win over the Wildcats on Sunday. He also added 34 more in the 3-1 win over the Gatineau Olympiques on Friday.

Three QMJHL Teams Make CHL Top 10

On Wednesday the CHL announced the Top 10 for the week ending September 30th.

Three QMJHL teams made the cut.

Quebec remained at number one; while the Blainville-Boisband Armada and Halifax Mooseheads exchanged places as the Armada jumped two spots to fifth; while the Mooseheads fell two spots to seventh.
Saint John was an honorable mention

BMO CHL MasterCard Top 10 Rankings – Week 3
1 Quebec Remparts (5-0-0-0)
2 Edmonton Oil Kings (3-1-0-0)
3 Kitchener Rangers (3-1-0-0)
4 London Knights (2-2-0-0)
5 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (3-0-0-1)
6 Kamloops Blazers (3-0-0-1)
7 Halifax Mooseheads (4-1-0-0)
8 Portland Winterhawks (3-2-0-0)
9 Oshawa Generals (4-1-0-0)
10 Calgary Hitmen (3-0-1-0)
Honourable Mention: Saint John Sea Dogs (4-1-0-0); Owen Sound Attack (3-1-0-1); Brandon Wheat Kings (4-1-0-0)

The Games This Week

The week began with four games on Tuesday.

Shawinigan got the hat trick from Peter Sakaris; while Frederick Gaudreau and Vincent Arseneau added singles as Shawinigan skated to a 5-1 win over Val-d’Or. Matt Murphy added the lone Foreurs’ goal. Victoriaville got goals from Mathieu Ayotte, Philippe Haley, Carl-Antoine Delisle, Philip Danault, and Angelo Miceli all; while Alexandre Sills netted the lone Sherbrooke goal in the Tigres’ 5-1 win over the Phoenix. Ryan Falkenham, Dominic Beauchemin, Randy Gazzola, Jonathan Drouin, and Stefan Fournier all found the back of the net for Halifax; while Raphael Lafontaine and Zach O’Brien added the Acadie-Bathurst goals in the Mooseheads’ 6-2 win over the Titan. Kurt Etchegary and Martin Lefebvre added the Quebec goals; while Mathieu Gagnon replied for Chicoutimi as the Remparts edged the Sagueneens 2-1.

On Wednesday Cedric Pacquette and Stefan Matteau scored for Blainville-Boisband; while Jeremie Malouin added the lone Drummondville goal as the Armada edged the Voltigeurs 2-1; and Sebastien Dea scored twice; while Mathieu Brisebois, Mathieu Lemay, and Sven Angrighetto added singles as Rouyn-Noranda skated to a 5-2 win over Cape Breton. William Carrier scored both the Screaming Eagles’ goals.

There was only one game on Thursday as Rimouski got two goals from Scott Oke and singles from Francis Beauvillier, Frederick Gauthier, and Casey Babineau in their 5-2 win over Victoriaville. Philip Danault scored both Victoriaville markers.

On Friday Andrew Ryan, Drouin, Brent Andrews, and Martin Frk scored for Halifax; while Olivier Leblanc, Jonathan Huberdeau, and Jurji Repe scored for Saint John as the Mooseheads edged the Sea Dogs 4-3. Mikhail Grigorenko, Brandon Shea, Pierre-Maxime Poudrier, and Adam Erne found the back of the net for Quebec; while Danault scored twice, and Tommy Veilleux added a single for Victoriaville as the Remparts needed overtime to nip Victoriaville 4-3. Valentin Zykov had the hat trick; while Carl Gelinas and Frederic Gamelin found the twine once each for Baie-Comeau; and Raphael Lafontaine and Matthew Bissonnette added the Acadie-Bathurst goals in the Drakkar’s 5-2 win over the Titan. Christopher Clapperton lit the lamp post three times; and Cederic Paquette, Tommy Giroux, and Christian Marti scored one goal each for Blainville-Boisband; and Josh Currie added the PEI goals as the Armada skated to a 6-2 win over the Rocket. Guillaume Asselin scored the lone goal of the game as Chicoutimi blanked Moncton 1-0. Jonathan Narbonne, Oliver Jodoin, Raphael Maheux, and JC Campagna all scored for Shawinigan; while Drummondville got goals from Jeremy Auger, Oliver Archambault, and Bryce Milson as the Cataractes got past the Voltigeurs 4-3. Adam Champan’s hat trick along with singles from Gabriel Bourette, Yannick Dube, Taylor Burke, and Martin Reway led Gatineau to a 7-4 win over Sherbrooke with Michael McNamee, Cole Hawes, Alexandre Comtois, and Vincent Richer adding the Phoenix markers. Michael Clarke, Kyle Campbell, Alexandre Lavoie, and William Carrier found the back of the net for Cape Breton; and Maxime St-Cyr, Gabriel Desjardins, and Francis Perron replied for Rouyn-Noranda in the Screaming Eagles’ 4-3 win over the Huskies.

On Saturday Ryan Penny and Dmitri Jaskin scored a pair each; while Mark Tremaine, Ross Johnson, and Yannick Veilleux added singles for the Moncton Wildcats in their 7-4 win over Baie-Comeau with Loik Leveille Samuel Noreau, Raphael Bussieres, and Gamelin scoring the Baie-Comeau goals. Lanfontaine and Alec John Banville beat the twine for Acadie-Bathurst; while Gagnon did likewise for Chicoutimi as the Titan nipped the Sagueneens 2-1. Jimmy Olginy and Currie added a pair each; while Louick Marcotte, and Victor Provencher added singles for PEI as the Rocket flattened Shawinigan 6-1. Sakaris added the lone Cataractes’ marker. Nathan MacKinnon and Luca Ciampini each had a hat trick; while Ryan, Randy Gazzola, Drouin, Matthew Boudreau, and Stefan Fournier added singles as Halifax laid an 11-2 pounding on Saint John with Huberdeau adding both Sea Dogs’ markers. Dube and Reway found the twine for Gatineau; while Samuel Hodhod netted the lone Blainville-Boisband goal as the Olympiques nipped the Armada 2-1. Marc-Olivier Brouillard and Jordan Murray scored for Drummondville; while Victoriaville’s lone goal came off the stick of Phillip Hudon as the Voltigeurs edged the Tigres 2-1 in overtime. Grigorenko and Jason Houde added a pair each; while Stephen Midensky, Logan Shaw, and Etchegary added singles for Quebec; and Beauvillier scored both the Rimouski goals as the Remparts skated to a 7-2 win over the Oceanic.

The week finished off with four games on Sunday. Marc-Olivier Roy, Philippe Sanche, Xavier Ouellet, and Giroux scored for Blainville-Boisband; while Ryan Culkin and Marc-Antoine Carrier added the Quebec goals as the Armada doubled the Remparts 4-2. Gauthier scored both Rimouski goals; while Arseneau added the lone Shawinigan marker as the Oceanic got past the Cataractes 2-1. PEI got shootout markers from Ben Duffy and Alexis Peppin; while Oligny, Provencher, Matej Beran, and Pepin scored in regulation to give the Rocket a 5-4 win over Sherbrooke. Brent Turnbull, William Couture, Carl Neil, and Richer scored for the Phoenix. Anthony Mantha had the hat trick; while Cederick Henley had a pair, and Michael Beaudry and Timothe Simard had singles for Val-d’Or in the Foreurs’ 7-3 win over Cape Breton. Bronson Beaton had the hat trick for the Screaming Eagles.

The Leaders

The Quebec Remparts lead both the Telus East and overall standings with their 7-1-0-0 record and 14 points. Telus West leaders Blainville-Boisband have a 6-1-0-1 record with 13 points putting them in second place; and Martimes leader Halifax (6-1-0-0, 12 points) is in third place.

Grigorenko tops all scorers with six goals and 11 assists in eight games played; while Danault skates into second place with 11 goals and five helpers in nine games played to land in second place. Rounding out the top three is Carrier who has found the back of the net five times while lending a helping hand on 11 more.
Rimouski’s Carl Hozjan is in first place among goalies with his 5-1-0-0 record; 1.63 GAA, and 0.940 SAV%. A pair of Blainville-Boisband netminders round out the top three as Etienne Marcoux is second with his 3-0-0-0 record, 1.67 GAA, and 0.930 SAV%; and his backup Storm Phaneuf has won three games while losing one with no shootout or overtime losses, has a goals against average of 1.77, and 0.921 SAV%.

The Games To Come

The week begins with one game on Tuesday as Chicoutimi is at home to Rimouski

On Wednesday Cape Breton welcomes Val-d’Or; Moncton is in Halifax; PEI hosts Saint John; Rouyn-Noranda travels to Bathurst; Sherbrooke is at home to Drummondville; and Baie-Comeau travels to Victoriaville.

The weekend begins with eight games on Friday as Val-d’Or continues their Eastern Canadian road trip with a stop in Moncton; an all Maritime matchup will feature Acadie-Bathurst at PEI; Rouyn-Noranda will also continue their swing through the Maritimes with a stop in Saint John; Sherbrooke hosts Blainville-Boisband in a Telus West affair; Halifax begins their Quebec road trip with a stop in Drummondville; the Battle of Quebec will see Gatineau at home to Quebec; and two Telus East battles will see Baie-Comeau make their way to Rimouski, and Shawinigan hosting Chicoutimi.

On Saturday Rimouski will finish up their two game set in Rimouski; Halifax continues their Quebec swing with a stop in Shawinigan; Victoriaville welcomes Drummondville; Rouyn-Noranda is in PEI; and Saint John is at home to Val-d’Or.

The week finishes up with four games on Sunday that will see Cape Breton welcome Acadie-Bathurst in a Maritime contest; Rouyn-Noranda completes their trip through the Maritimes with a game in Moncton; and the Battle of Quebec pits Blainville-Boisband against Victoriaville in Boisband, while Gatineau rolls out the welcome mat for Chicoutimi.

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