QMJHL Weekly: October 17th, 2012

Andrighetto, Miceli, and Bibeau Are Telus Three Stars of the Week

On Monday the League announced that Rouyn-Noranda forward Sven Andrighetto, Victoriaville forward Angelo Miceli, and PEI netminder Antoine Bibeau are the Telus Three Stars of the Week for the week ending October 14th.

Andrighetto began the week with four assists and the second star of the game award on Tuesday as the Huskies defeated Acadie-Bathurst 5-3. On Friday he added two goals and one assist as the team lost 6-5 to the Saint John Sea Dogs. He found the back of the net once more as the team doubled PEI 6-3 on Saturday and finished the week off with one more goal in the team’s 3-2 win over Moncton on Sunday. Andrighetto finished the week a +6.

Miceli added one goal in the Tigres’ 4-3 loss to Baie-Comeau on Wednesday; scored once and lent a helping hand on one more in the 5-4 loss to Drummondville on Saturday; and added a pair, lent a helping hand on two more, and was the game’s third star in the Tigres’ 5-3 win over Blainville-Boisband on Sunday.

Bibeau made 22 saves and was the first star of the game on Wednesday as the Rocket blanked Saint John 4-0. He followed that up with 21 more stops as the Rocket edged the Titan 4-3 on Friday.

League Announces Commitment To Fight Against Breast Cancer

On Tuesday the League, its 18 member clubs and Telus announced their renewed commitment to the fight against breast cancer.

The League has also created several initiatives have been created to generate funds with the money going to the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation, a Maritimes-based division or a local chapter dedicated to the fight against breast cancer.

For a fourth consecutive year, the QMJHL and its member clubs have developed prototype pink jerseys which will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to foundations that support the fight against breast cancer. Each team will wear their prototype jersey at a designated home game during the month of October. The first game will be held at the Georges-Vézina Centre in Chicoutimi on October 9th.

“This event is a key part of our social mission,” said QMJHL Commissioner Gilles Courteau. “Our goal is to extend our support to the women afflicted by this terrible disease by generating funds through the sale of prototype pink jerseys which are worn by our players during designated games in October. Thanks in large part to the hard work of our clubs, last year they were able to raise about $130 000 and we hope to surpass that amount this year.”

Most people know or care for someone who is or who has been afflicted by this terrible disease. Statistics show that one out of every nine women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. 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.

Referees will also be wearing pink stickers on their helmets during the entire month of October.

The total amount raised from the events will be announced in November.

Here is the list of games in the fight against breast cancer:
October 9 , Chicoutimi
October 12, Sherbrooke
October 12-13, Shawinigan
October 19, Baie-Comeau
October 19, Halifax
October 19, Rimouski
October 19 and 21, Moncton
October 20, PEI
October 21, Drummondville
October 21, Bathurst
October 25, Victoriaville
October 26, Saint John
October 26-27, Blainville-Boisbriand
October 26, Val-d’Or
October 27, Cape Breton
October 27, Rouyn-Noranda
October 28, Québec
November 2, Gatineau

Cataractes and Wildcats Complete Trade

On Tuesday Shawinigan sent rearguard Jonathan Narbonne to Moncton for defenseman Patrick Downe and the Wildcats’ 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft second and fifth round picks, and 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft third round pick.

Three QMJHL Teams Make CHL Top 10

On Wednesday the CHL announced the top 10; and three QMJHL teams made the cut.
Quebec remained at first; while Blainville-Boisband moved from fifth to second; and Halifax jumped two spots to fifth.

Rimouski received an honorable mention.

BMO CHL MasterCard Top 10 Rankings – Week 4
Rank:
1 Quebec Remparts (7-1-0-0)
2 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (6-1-0-1)
3 Kamloops Blazers (5-0-0-1)
4 Oshawa Generals (6-1-0-0)
5 Halifax Mooseheads (6-1-0-0)
6 Prince Albert Raiders (7-0-0-1)
7 London Knights (4-2-0-0)
8 Portland Winterhawks (4-3-1-0)
9 Edmonton Oil Kings (4-2-1-0)
10 Owen Sound Attack (5-1-0-1)

Honourable Mention: Rimouski Oceanic (6-1-0-1): Barrie Colts (5-2-0-0): Victoria Royals (6-2-0-0)

Benoit Receives Three Game Suspension

On Wednesday the League announced that Chicoutimi right winger Samuel Benoit was given an addition three game suspension in addition to the automatic one game suspension for his hit on a Moncton player on October 5th.

The incident occurred when two Chicoutimi players were fighting with the Moncton player for control of the puck; and the Moncton player got control of the puck, but lost his footing and fell on his knees. Benoit was about 20 feet away from his opponent and skated in when the player was in a vulnerable position and hit him in the head with his elbow and forearm.

Deslauriers Leaves Screaming Eagles

On Thursday the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles announced that 17 year old defenseman Jean Simon Deslauriers has left the team to evaluate his future in hockey.

Cape Breton took the 5-11 165 lb Trois-Rivieres native with their first pick in the 2011 QMJHL Entry Draft. He has one goal and seven assists in 54 games with the Screaming Eagles.

The Games This Week

The week began with one game Tuesday as Scott Oke scored twice; and Alexis Loiseau, Jasmin Boutet, and Charles-Eric Legare added singles as Rimouski skated to a 5-2 win over Chicoutimi. Alexandre Roy and Charles Hudon added the Sagueneens’ markers.

On Wednesday Petr Straka got the hat trick for Baie-Comeau; while Alexandre Ranger added the single in the 4-3 win over Victoriaville; while Philippe Halley added a pair, and Angelo Miceli found the net for the Tigres. Artem Sergeev and Samuel Henley scored a deuce each; and Cedrick Henley Anthony Richard, and Michael Beaudry added singles for Val-d’Or; while Cape Breton’s goals came off the sticks of Alexandre Lavoie and William Carrier in the Foreurs’ 7-2 pounding of the Screaming Eagles. Michael McNamee added two; while Simon Desbiens, Jeremy Beaudry, Daniel Audette, and Vincent Richer added one each for Sherbrooke; and Olivier Archambault and Bryce Milson did the same for Drummondville as the Phoenix laid a 6-2 beating on the Voltigeurs. Halifax continued their winning ways with a 5-1 win over Moncton as Nathan MacKinnon and Luca Ciampini had a pair each; and Matthew Boudreau added a single for the Mooseheads; while Jonathan Narbonne added the lone Wildcats’ goal. PEI blanked Saint John 4-0 thanks to goals from Luick Marcotte, Victor Provencher, Ben Duffy, and Josh Currie. Jean-Sebastien Dea had the hat trick; while Maxime St-Cyr and Gabriel Desjardins found the back of the net once each for Rouyn-Noranda; and Brandon Hynes scored twice; and Etienne Salvail and Patrik Zdrahal scored a goal each for Acadie-Bathurst as the Huskies edged the Titan 5-4.

Eight games took place on Friday.

Moncton welcomed Val-d’Or with a 4-3 win as Allain Saulnier scored twice; and Stephen Johnson, and Ivan Barbashev had singles for the Wildcats; while Samuel Henley, Cedrick Henley, and Anton Zloban scored for the Foreurs. Blainville-Boisband got goals from Tommy Giroux who had two; and Samuel Hodhod, Cedric Paquette, Christopher Clapperton, Nikita Jevpalovs, and Marcus Hinds in their 7-0 rout of Sherbrooke. PEI needed overtime and a goal from Duffy which was his second of the night to get past Acadie-Bathurst 4-3. Provencher and Currie added the other Rocket goals; while Raphael Lafontaine, Alec John Banville, and Matthew Bissonnette scored for the Titan. Grigorenko added a pair; while Adam Erne and Nick Sorensen found the twine once each for Quebec as the Remparts skated to a 4-1 win over Gatineau. Taylor Burke added the lone Olympiques’ marker. Ferderick Gauthier added two goals; while Casey Babineau and Oke lit the lamp post once each for Rimouski as the Oceanic doubled Baie-Comeau 4-2. Felix Girard and Gabriel Verpaelst added the Drakkar markers. Hudon scored twice; and Roy, Sebastien Sylvestre, Lukas Sedlak, and Mathieu Gagnon added singles for Chicoutimi; and Peter Sakaris added the lone Shawinigan goal as the Sagueneens pummeled the Cataractes 6-1. Saint John needed a shootout and a goal from Jonathan Huberdeau plus a hat trick from Stephen MacAulay and singles from Devon Oliver-Dares and Oliver Cooper as they nipped Rouyn-Noranda 6-5. Sven Andrighetto had a pair; and Dillon Fournier, Dea, and Desjardins had singles for the Huskies. MacKinnon, Ciampini, MacKenzie Weegar, Stefan Fournier, and Martin Frk all beat the goal post for Halifax; while Drummondville’s goals came from Marc-Olivier Brouillard and Jerome Verrier as the Mooseheads skated to a 5-2 win over the Voltigeurs.

Ten teams took to the ice on Saturday.

Baie-Comeau got goals from Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau and Valentin Zykov in their 2-0 shutout of Rimouski. Konrad Abeltshauser, MacKinnon, Ciampini, and Boudreau scored for Halifax; while Emeric Hudon added the Shawinigan goal as the Mooseheads skated to a 4-1 win over the Cataractes. Jordan Murray scored twice; and Olivier Caouette, Milson, and Brouillard had one apiece as Drummondville got past Victoriaville 5-4 with Philippe Maillet adding a pair; and Jean-Francois Leblanc and Angelo Miceli adding the Tigres’ markers. Rouyn-Noranda got goals from St-Cyr who had two; and Dillon Fournier, Redgie Bois, Denis Kamev, and Andrighetto had singles as the Huskies doubled PEI 6-3. Louick Marcotte, Duffy, and Alexis Pepin all scored for the Rocket. Anthony Mantha scored three, Zloban had two; and Beaudry and Vincent Dunn had singles as Val-d’Or went into Saint John and came out with a 7-1 win. MacAulay had the lone Sea Dogs’ marker.
On Sunday Zach O’Brien scored twice; and Alexandre Gosselin, Adam Zloril, and Sean Girard added singles for Acadie-Bathurst; while Kyle Farrell and Charles Guevermont scored for Cape Breton as the Titan skated to a 5-2 win over the Screaming Eagles. Fournier, Justin Guenette, and Andrighetto scored for Rouyn-Noranda; while Dmitri Jaskin added a pair for Moncton as the Huskies nipped the Wildcats 3-2. Miceli and Halley added a pair each; and Petr Sidlik had a single as Victoriaville skated to a 5-3 win over Blainville-Boisband. Stefan Matteau Jr, Danick Martel, and Pier-Olivier GrandMaison scored for the Armada. Laurent Dauphin scored twice; and Roy, Hudon, Sylvestre, Gagnon, and Nick Marois added singles as Chicoutimi romped to 7-3 win over Gatineau. Burke, Reway, and Tomas Hyka scored the Olympiques’ markers.

The Leaders

There is a new leader in the overall standings as Maritime leaders Halifax are 9-1-0-0 with 18 points. Rouyn-Noranda tops the Telus West standings with 17 points (8-2-0-1); while last week’s leaders Quebec leads the Telus West standings with their 8-1-0-0 record.

There is also a new leader among point getters as Dea has 15 goals and eight assists in 11 games played; while Andrighetto is second with nine goals and 13 assists in 11 games; and Phillip Danault has found the back of the net on 11 occasions and lent a helping hand on nine more in the 12 games that he has skated in.

Blainville-Boisband’s Storm Phaneuf has a 4-1-0-0 record, a 1.41 GAA, and 0.935 SAV% to lead all goalies. PEI’s Antoine Bibeau (5-0-0-0 1.42 GAA, 0.945 SAV%) is second; and last week’s leader Rimouski’s Carl Hozjan has won six games; while losing one, and with no overtime or shootout losses; has a goals against average of 1.69, and 0.939 SAV%.

The Games To Come

Action resumes with seven games on Wednesday as Cape Breton welcomes Sherbrooke ; Moncton is at home to Acadie-Bathurst; Halifax is in PEI; Quebec welcomes Saint John; Blainville-Boisband is in Rimouski; Baie-Comeau is at home to Chicoutimi; and Shawinigan travels to Gatineau.

There is only one game on Thursday as Val-d’Or welcomes Drummondville.

On Friday Sherbrooke travels to Halifax; PEI is in Moncton; Quebec makes their way to Victoriaville; Gatineau is in Val-d’Or; Baie-Comeau is at home to Blainville-Boisband; Cape Breton makes their way to Bathurst; Saint John is in Chicoutimi; Rimouski welcomes Shawinigan; and Rouyn-Noranda hosts Drummondville.
Four games will take place on Saturday. Saint John continues their swing through Quebec with a stop in Baie-Comeau; Chicoutimi rolls out the welcome mat for Blainville-Boisband; PEI hosts Sherbrooke; and Rouyn-Noranda welcomes Gatineau.

On Sunday Acadie-Bathurst entertains Halifax; Sherbrooke finishes up their Atlantic Canadian swing with a stop in Moncton; Drummondville welcomes Quebec; Cape Breton is in Rimouski; and Victoriaville is in Shawinigan.

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