QMJHL Weekly: October 2nd, 2013

Mantha, Auger, and Power Are Three Stars; Auger is CHL Goalie of the Week.

Val-d’Or Foreurs’ forward Anthony Mantha; Saint John Sea Dogs’ netminder Sebastien Auger; and Rouyn-Noranda Huskies; forward Marcus Power are the Telus Three Stars of the Week for the week ending September 29th, 2013.

For his efforts Auger is also the CHL Goalie of the Week for the same time period.

Mantha began the week with three assists as the Foreurs skated to a 7-4 win over Rouyn-Noranda on Wednesday. He added another assist in the 4-1 loss to Blainville-Boisbriand on Friday; and finished with four goals, one assist, and the first star of the game award in the 11-2 trouncing of Quebec on Saturday.

Auger made 42 saves and was the game’s third star in the 3-2 loss to Charlottetown on Fridayhad 32 more and was once again the third star in the 4-1 win over Sherbrooke on Saturday.

Power found the net once and lent a helping hand on one more in the 7-4 loss to Val-d’Or on Wednesday. He had two goals and three assists in the 10-9 win over Shawinigan on Friday

Desbiens Suspended Four Games

On Monday Sherbrooke Phoenix rearguard Simon Desbiens was suspended four games for hitting Blainville-Boisbriand’s Samuel Hodhod in the head with his shoulder.

The incident occurred when Hodhod was down on his knees trying to protect the puck and get past a Sherbrooke defenseman making him not able to see Desbiens coming; and Desbiens was backchecking at high speed. Desbiens continued towards Hodhod to hit him and never tried to lessen the impact. Hodhod had to leave the game as he was knocked out and never played Saturday night.

Three QMHL Teams In CHL Top 10

When the CHL announced the Top 10 rankings on Wednesday three QMJHL teams made the cut.

Blainville-Boisbriand entered the top 10 at second; while Baie-Comeau dropped from second to fourth; and Charlottetown entered the top 10 at ninth.

Rimouski was an honorable mention

BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings – Week 2

1. London Knights (1-0-0-0)
2. Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (4-0-0-0)
3. Prince Albert Raiders (2-0-0-0)
4. Baie-Comeau Drakkar (2-1-0-1)
5. Guelph Storm (1-0-0-0)
6. Portland Winterhawks (1-1-0-1)
7. Kingston Frontenacs (2-0-0-0)
8. Edmonton Oil Kings (1-0-0-0)
9. Charlottetown Islanders (4-0-0-0)
10. Red Deer Rebels (2-0-0-0)

Honourable Mention: Barrie Colts (1-0-0-0); Rimouski Oceanic (2-2-0-0); Kelowna Rockets (2-0-0-0)

QMJHL Proud To Join The Fight Against Bullying And Violence At School With The Semaine Contre L’intimidation Et La Violence

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) is proud to join forces with the Semaine contre l’intimidation et la violence à l’école, an initiative of the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS), announced Thursday by Minister Marie Malavoy. The League will put forward its players and social media to promote the program’s values.

“The QMJHL is pleased to confirm that it will participate in this important initiative that promotes respect and mutual aid, key values we instill in our players,” said Gilles Courteau, the QMJHL commissioner. “It’s very important for us to promote this event and to continue to fight bullying.Our players visit schools and meet with students throughout the season. They’re excellent spokespeople for raising awareness among young people.”

The focus of this year’s Semaine contre l’intimidation et la violence à l’école is using cyberappreciation to help fight cyberbullying. The QMJHL’s players will be sharing positive messages on social media and will be able to take part in other activities as part of this week.

Courtesy QMJHL

The Games This Week

The week began with three games on Wednesday.

Halifax got goals from Matt Murphy, MacKenzie Weegar, Trey Lewis, Brent Andrews, and Timo Meier in their 5-3 win over Baie-Comeau. Raphael Lafontaine scored twice; while Alexandros Soumakis added the goals for the Drakkar.

Rimouski got goals from Anthony DeLuca and Samuel Courtemanche in their 2-1 win over Shawinigan. Brandon Gignac scored the lone Cataractes’ marker.

Anthony Richard had the hat trick; while Louick Marcotte scored twice; and Nikolas Aube-Kubel and Timotej Sille had single as Val-d’Or skated to a 7-4 win over Rouyn-Noranda. Francis Perron had three goals; while Marcus Power had a single for the Huskies.

In the lone game on Thursday Cape Breton got past Baie-Comeau 5-4 thanks to goals from Stephen Woodworth, Nicholas Dozzi, Kyle Farrell, Julien Pelletier, and William Carrier. Jeremy Gregoire had a pair; while Denis Gorbunov and Frederic Gamelin scored for Baie-Comeau.

Seven games kicked off the weekend action on Friday.

Acadie-Bathurst welcomed Sherbrooke with a 3-2 win thanks to Adam Stevens; Alexander Gosselin; and Patrik Zhdal finding the twine. Daniel Audette and Jeremy Roy did the same for the Phoenix.

Troy Vance, Kameron Kelly, and Matthew Bursey scored for Charlottetown as the Islanders edged Saint John 3-2. Spencer Smallman and Stephen Anderson scored for the Sea Dogs.

Chicoutimi needed overtime and a goal from Charles Hudon 53 seconds in to edge Quebec 4-3. Hudon also scored in regulation along with Sebastein Sylvestre and Janne Puhakka. Brandon Shea, Fabrice Herzog, and Adam Erne scored for the Remparts.

Mark Trickett led the way with two goals for Victoriaville; while Angelo Miceli, Gabriel Gagne, and Jan Mandat added singles as the Tigres skated to a 5-02 win over Moncton. Scoring for the Wildcats were Garrett Johnston and Ryan Penny.

Nikita Jevpalovs scored twice; while Christopher Clapperton and Philippe Sanche added singles as Blainville-Boisbriand skated to a 4-1 win over Val-d’Or. Marcotte added the lone goal for the Foreurs.

Peter Trainor, Scott Oke, and Michael Joly lit the lamp post for Rimouski; while Emile Poirier and Steven Johnson did the same for Gatineau as the Sagueneens edged the Olympiques 3-2.

It was a scoring fest between Rouyn-Noranda and Shawinigan with the Huskies coming out on the winning end of a 10-9 score. Jean-Sebastien Dea, and Power scored twice each; while Alexandre Leclerc, Steven Mercier, Mathieu Lemay, Maxime St-Cyr, Julien Nantal, and Liam O’Brien added singles for the Huskies. Frederick Gaudreau and Matthew Boudreau had a hat trick each; while Kris Hodge, Francis Beauvillier, and Ilya Zinoviev added singles for the Cataractes.

Fourteen teams took to the ice on Saturday.

Drummondville skated to a 4-1 win over Moncton. Guillaume Gauthier scored twice; while Joey Ratelle and Georges Golovkovs added singles for the Voltigeurs. Christophe Lalonde added the lone Wildcats’ marker.

Lemay scored twice; while St-Cyr, Quinn O’Brien, and Dillon Fournier added singles as Rouyn-Noranda skated to a 5-2 win over Victoriaville. Carl-Antoine Deslisle scored both the Tigres’ markers.

Farrell scored twice; and Clark Bishop, Cameron Darcy, and Jeremy Beaudry added one apiece as Cape Breton defeated Acadie-Bathurst 5-2.
Halifax needed a shootout Jesse Lussier to get past Baie-Comeau 2-1. Andrew Ryan scored the regulation goal; while Gorbunov scored for the Drakkar.

Matthew Highmore, Mackenzie Brown, Olivier Leblanc, and Nathan Noel had the Saint John goals; while Tim Wiesser did likewise for Sherbrooke as the Sea Dogs skated to a 4-1 win over the Phoenix.

Alex Dostie had a pair; while Vaclav Karabacek and Marc-Olivier Brouillard had one each as Gatineau skated to a 4-1 win over Shawinigan. Anthony Beauvillier had the lone Cataractes’ goal.

Anthony Mantha had four goals; while Julien Gauthier and Shawn Ouellette-St-Armant scored a pair each; and Guillaume Gelinas, Anthony Beauregard, and Sille had singles as Val-d’Or trounced Quebec 11-2. Anthony Duclair and Brent Turnbull scored for the Remparts.

The weekend finished with five games on Sunday.

Valentin Zykov scored twice and was the lone shootout scorer; while Gorbunov and Gamelin added regulation goals as Baie-Comeau edged Charlottetown 5-4. Daniel Sprong, Yan Pavel Laplante, Deverick Ottereyes, and Matej Beran scored for the Islanders.

Audette and Roy scored for Sherbrooke; while Nikolaj Ehlers replied for Halifax as the Phoenix edged the Mooseheads 2-1.

Emil Aronsson had a pair; while Hodhod, Ryan Tesink, Guillaum Beaudoin, Daniel Walcott, and Frederic Bergeron added singles as Blainville-Boisbriand doubled Moncton 8-4. Conor Garland, Ivan Barbashev, Christopher Caissy, and Lalonde scored for the Wildcats.
Laurent Dauphin added a couple; while Samuel Roussy and Nicolas Roy added one each as Chicoutimi doubled Drummondville 4-2. Golovkovs added both Voltigeurs’ markers.

Rimouski got goals from Jimmy Oligny, Trainor, and Oke in regulation; while Joly and Jean-Francois Lavoie scored the shootout as Rimouski edged Cape Breton 4-3. Matthew Donnelley had a pair; while Charles-Eric Legare had a single; and Carrier scored in the shootout for Cape Breton.

The Leaders

Charlottetown leads the Maritimes Division with their 5-0-0-1 record and 11 points; while Telus East leaders Chicoutimi is 5-2-0-0 with 10 points; and Telus West leaders Blainville-Boisbriand has won all six games they have played on the season and have 12 points.
Mantha has eight goals and six assists to lead all scorers; while Clapperton skates into second place with five goals and nine assists; and last week’s leader Dary rounds out the top three with 14 points (four goals, 10 assists.).

Blainville-Boisbriand’s Guillaume Decelles takes over the goaltending lead with his 3-0-0-0 record; 1.62 GAA; and 0.937 SAV%. Saint John’s Sebastien Auger (3-1-0-1, 1.78 GAA, 0.954 SAV%) is second; while Acadie-Bathurst’s Mason McDonald has won once; lost twice; and has no overtime or shootout losses, posts a goals against average of 2.35; and 0.934 SAV%.to round out the top three.

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