QMJHL Weekly: October 23rd, 2013

Cadorette, Sylvestre and Ehlers Are Telus Three Stars; Cadorette Is CHL Goalie of the Week

Baie-Comeau goalie Philippe Cadorette, Chicoutimi forward Sebastien Sylvestre, and Halifax forward Nikolaj Ehlers are the three stars of the week for the week ending October 20th, 2013.

For his efforts Cadorette was also named the CHL Goalie of the Week for the same time period.

Cadorette made 27 saves as the Drakkar dominated Sherbrooke with a 7-1 win on Friday. He had 22 more in the 7-0 win over Victoriaville on Saturday and finished off the week with 25 more in the 5-1 win over Shawinigan on Sunday. He finished with a 2.14 GAA.

Sylvester began the week with a goal; four assists; and the first star of the game award as the Sagueneens began the week with a 6-4 win over Rimouski on Wednesday. He had another goal in the 4-3 loss to Acadie-Bathurst on Friday and had two more helpers and the first star of the game honors as Chicoutimi skated to a 2-1 win over Saint John on Sunday.

Ehlers began the week with one goal and two assists as Halifax won the Battle of Nova Scotia with a 7-3 win on Wednesday. He had two goals; two assists; and was the first star of the game as the Mooseheads skated to a 5-2 win over Val-d’Or on Friday.

Mantha Is CHL Player of the Week: Whitney Is CHL Goalie of the Week

On the heels of being named the first and second stars of the week for the week ending October 14th; Val-d’Or forward Anthony Mantha; and Victoriaville netminder Brandon Whitney are the CHL Player and Goalie of the Week for the same time frame.

Mantha began the week with two goals; three assists; and the first star of the game award as the Foreurs’ 6-4 win over Victoriaville. He had the hat trick; two assists; and another first star of the game award in the 6-5 overtime win on Saturday and finished the week with a +7.

Whitney had 20 saves as the Tigres got past Gatineau 2-1 on Thursday and made 31 more and was the first star of the game in the 3-0 shutout of Shawinigan on Friday. He finished the week with an 0.50 GAA and 0.981 SAV%.

Three QMJHL Teams In CHL Top 10

When the CHL announced their top ten rankings last Wednesday three QMJHL teams made the cut.

Blainville-Boisbriand remained in first; while Charlottetown fell two places to seventh; and Rimouski slipped one place to 10th.
Victoriaville was an honorable mention.

BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings – Week 5
1 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (10-0-1-0)
2 London Knights (7-1-1-0)
3 Spokane Chiefs (8-2-0-0)
4 Kingston Frontenacs (7-1-0-1)
5 Medicine Hat Tigers (7-1-1-0)
6 Seattle Thunderbirds (8-2-0-0)
7 Charlottetown Islanders (8-2-0-1)
8 Guelph Storm (6-3-0-0)
9 Kelowna Rockets (5-1-0-2)
10 Rimouski Oceanic (7-3-0-1)

Honourable Mention: Victoriaville Tigres (8-3-1-0); Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (6-1-0-1); Prince Albert Raiders (7-4-1-0)

Falkenhalm Done For Season

On Friday the Halifax Mooseheads announced that forward Ryan Falkenham is done for the season as he needs to have surgery for labral tears and impingements in both of his hips.

This is Falkenham’s third year with the Moosheads; and he has four goals and lent a helping hand on four more in the 14 games that he has played in this season.

He is a native of Halifax.

The Games This Week

The week started with one game on Tuesday as Andrew Ryan had two goals; and Darcy Ashley, Nikolaj Ehlers, Andrew Shewfelt, and Brent Andrews had singles as Halifax bombarded Cape Breton 7-3. Charles-Eric Legare, Cameron Darcy, and William Carrier scored for the Screaming Eagles.

Two games took place on Wednesday.

Moncton got goals from Stephen Johnson, JC Campagna, and Mark Simpson in their 3-1 win over Saint John. Matthew Highmore scored for the Sea Dogs.

Four teams took to the ice on Thursday.

Chicoutimi got goals from Charles Hudon; Sebastien Sylvestre; Simon Tremblay; Laurent Dauphin; Jeremy Caringan; and Victor Provencher in their 6-4 win over Rimouski. Anthony DeLuca had a pair; while Samuel Morin and Michael Joly did the same for the Oceanic.

Daniel Sprong had a pair; while Kameron Kielly, Guillaume Rioux-Legault, Alexandre Goulet, Deverick Ottereyes, and Alexis Pepin had singles as Charlottetown coasted to a 7-1 win over Val-d’Or. Guillaume Gelinas scored for the Foreurs.

Six games took place on Friday.

Acadie-Bathurst got goals from Raphael Lafontaine; Adam Stevens; Patrik Zdrahal; and Nicholas Blanchard in their 4-3 win over Chicoutimi. Sylvestre; Provencher; and Sameul Roussy scored for the Sagueneens.

Andrews had the hat trick; while Ehlers had two as Halifax skated to a 5-2 win over Val-d’Or. Gelinas and Anthony Richard scored for the Foreurs.

Kurt Etchegary; Fabrice Herzog; and Nick Sorensen scored for Quebec in their 3-0 shutout of Moncton.

Frederic Gamelin had a pair; while Alexis Vanier, Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau, Nicolas Meloche, Alexandre Ranger, and Gabriel Verplaest had singles as Baie-Comeau clobbered Sherbrooke 7-1. Jean-Christophe Laflamme had the lone Phoenix marker.

Gatineau got goals from Alex Dostie, Vaclav Karabacek, Taylor Burke, and Martin Reway in their 4-3 win over Drummondville. Jerome Verrier had two; and Matthew Boudens had a single for the Voltigeurs.

Felix-Antoine Bergeron, Kris Hodge, Alex Pawelczyk, and Mason Grey found the back of the net for Shawinigan; while Beau Rusk, Peter Trainor, and Joy had the Rimouski markers as the Cataractes edged the Oceanic 4-3 in overtime.

Six games took place on Saturday.

Rimouski got goals from Frederick Gauthier who had two; and DeLuca, Trainor, Simon Bourque, and Joly had singles as the Oceanic routed Sherbrooke 7-1. Jean-Francois Plante added the lone Phoenix marker.

Bokondji Imama, Nicolas Meloche, Verplaest, Denis Gorbunov, Gamelin, Dominic Poulin, and Valentin Zykov scored for Baie-Comeau as the Drakkar shut the door 7-0 on Victoriaville.

Charlottetown got goals from Bradley Kennedy, Anthony Cortese, and Matej Beran in their 3-0 blanking of Chicoutimi.

Maxime St-Cyr had two goals; and Justin Guenette, Jean-Sebastien Dea, and Marcus Power had singles as Rouyn-Noranda skated to a 5-3 win over Halifax. Ashley had a pair; while Mix Lindsay had a single for the Mooseheads.

Anthony Duclair; Etchegary; Fabrice Herzog; Jason Houde; and Adam Erne scored for Quebec in their 5-2 win over Saint John. Jason Cameron and Spencer Smallman replied for the Sea Dogs.

Karabacek, Emili Poirier, and Vincent Dunn found the back of the net for Gatineau as the Olympiques skated to a 3-1 win over Blainville-Boisbriand. Philippe Sanche scored the lone Armada goal.

Sixteen teams took to the ice on Sunday with two of them going the distance to a shootout.

Alex Pisarik was the lone shootout scorer as Acadie-Bathurst got past Quebec 5-4. Lafontaine, Christophe Boivin, Joel Blanchard, and Adam Chapman scored in regulation for the Titan; while the Remparts’ goals came off the sticks of Brent Turnbull who had two; and Duclair and Houde had singles.

Dunn was the only shooter to score in the shootout for Gatineau as the Olympiques nipped Drummondville 5-4. Others scoring for the Olympiques were Mickael Beauregard, Jonathan Bourcier, Dunn, and Reway; while Verrier had a pair; and Christophe Lalancette and Boudens had singles for the Voltigeurs.

Jeremy Bouchard scored the game winner at the 14:15 mark of the third as Chicoutimi edged Saint John 2-1. Dauphin got the other goal for the Sagueneens; while Smallman scored for the Sea Dogs.

Mantha and Richard scored twice; while Louick Marcotte, Nicolas Aube-Kubel, and Pierre-Maxime Poudrier had singles as Val-d’Or demolished Cape Breton 7-3. Clark Bishop scored twice; while Timothe Simard had a single for the Screaming Eagles.

Will Smith had the game winner with a shorthanded goal 31 seconds into the third as Moncton edged Rouyn-Noranda 3-2. Christophe Lalonde and Conor Garland had the other Moncton goals; while Dea and Mathieu Lemay scored for the Huskies.

Antoine Dufort-Plante and Nikita Jevpalovs scored for Blainville-Boisbriand in their 2-1 win over Rimouski. Nicolas Hebert scored the lone Oceanic marker.

Gorbunov and Ranger had a pair each; while Felix Girard had a single as Baie-Comeau skated to a 5-1 win over Shawinigan. Dylan Labbe had the lone Cataractes’ marker.

It was a scoring fest in Victoriaville with Sherbrooke coming out on the winning end of an 8-6 score. Dominic Talbot-Tassi and Daniel Audette had a pair each; while Alexandre Sills, Tim Wieser, Jean-Francoise Plante, and Jeremy Roy had singles for the Phoenix. Philippe Hudon had two goals; while Nick Marois, Alex Filatrault, Angelo Miceli, and Ross Johnson had singles for the Tigres.

The Leaders

Charlottetown leads the Maritimes Division with their 10-2-0-1 record; while Telus East leaders Baie-Comeau is 10-4-0-2; and Telus West leaders Blainville-Boisbriand are 11-1-1-0.

Mantha leads all point getters with 18 goals and 15 assists; while Baie-Comeau forward Jeremy Gregoire is second as he has scored 12 goals and lent a helping hand on 10 more; and DeLuca is third with 22 points (11G, 11A).
Between the pipes Blainville-Boisbriand’s Etienne Marcoux is 6-1-0-1 with a 1.72 GAA and 0.923 SAV%. Backstopping his way into second place is Cadorette (9-3-0-1, 2.26 GAA, 0.913 SAV%); while Gatineau’s Robert Steeves has won seven; lost thre; and has no overtime or shootout losses, posts a goals against average of 2.31; and 0.906 SAV%.

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