QMJHL Weekly: September 26th, 2013

Auger, Vanier and Darcy Are Three Stars of the Week; Auger Is CHL Goalie of the Week

Saint John netminder Sebastien Auger; Baie-Comeau defenseman Alex Vanier; and Cape Breton forward Cameron Darcy are the Telus Three Stars of the Week for the week ending September 22nd, 2013.

Auger began the week with 44 saves and the first star of the game award as the Sea Dogs edged Acadie-Bathurst 2-1 on Saturday. He made 38 more and was once again the first star in the 3-2 shootout loss to Charlottetown on Sunday. For his efforts he was also named the CHL Goalie of the Week.

Vanier had two goals, three assists, and the first star of the game honors as Baie-Comeau skated to a 7-4 win over Quebec on Friday. He ended it with one assist in Sunday’s 6-3 win over Chicoutimi.

Darcy was the first star of the game as he scored twice for the Screaming Eagles in their 5-4 loss to Charlottetown. He chipped in another goal, lent a helping hand on two more, and was the second star of the game Saturday as Cape Breton beat Halifax 5-2.

MacMillan Is Olympiques’ Governor

Last Wednesday Gatineau Olympiques’ team president Alain Sear announced that politician Norm MacMillan is the team’s new governor.

MacMillan began his political career as a city councillor in Buckingham, QC in 1983 and was a member of the Quebec National Assembly for Papineau, QC from 1989-2012. He was Assistant Whip, Government Whip, Caucus President; and Minister without portfolio for Transport.

He is a member of the Buckingham Lions Club and the Buckingham Knights of Columbus.

Prior to becoming a politician MacMillan worked in the insurance industry and was a businessman in Buckingham. He played for the Central Hockey League’s Buckingham Beavers in the 1960s.

With information from the QMJHL

69 QMJHLers At NHL Training Camps

When NHL training camps opened in September 69 QMJHLers were at the camps.

Forty-five of them were selected in the NHL draft while 24 more were invited.

The defending President’s Cup and Memorial Cup champions Halifax have seven players at camps.

The 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup champion Halifax Mooseheads have 7 players at NHL camps.

Each year, Canadian Hockey League graduates make up a significant percentage of players who play in the NHL.

The following is a list of QMJHL players, by team, who have been attending NHL training camps:

BATHURST
Alexandre Gosselin, Columbus

BAIE-COMEAU
Valentin Zykov, Los Angeles
Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau, San Jose
Felix Girard, Nashville
Jeremy Gregoire, Montreal
Philippe Cadorette, Edmonton

BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND
Marcus Hinds, Montreal
Etienne Marcoux, Anaheim
Christopher Clapperton, Florida
Marc Olivier Roy, Edmonton
Ryan Tesink, St.Louis

CAPE BRETON
William Carrier, St. Louis
Justin Hache , Phoenix
Maxime Legace, Dallas
Loic Leduc, New York Islanders

CHARLOTTETOWN
Antoine Bibeau, Toronto
Eric Brassard, Tampa Bay
Ryan Graves , New York
Troy Vance, Dallas
Pavel Laplante, Phoenix
Matej Beran, Columbus

CHICOUTIMI
Charles Hudon, Montreal
Laurent Dauphin, Phoenix

DRUMMONDVILLE
Louis Philippe Guindon, Washington
Nikolas Brouillard, San Jose
Matt Boudens, Montreal
Christophe Lalancette, San Jose
Jerome Verrier, Winnipeg
Olivier Archambault, Minnesota

GATINEAU
Vincent Dunn, Ottawa
Taylor Burke, Phoenix
Martin Reway, Montreal
Anthony Brodeur, New Jersey
Mikael Beauregard, Boston
Emile Poirier, Calgary

HALIFAX
Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado
Jonathan Drouin, Tampa Bay
Zach Fucale, Montreal
MacKenzie Weegar, Florida
Matt Murphy, Montreal
Andrew Ryan, Philadelphia
Brent Andrews, Anaheim

QUEBEC
Adam Erne, Tampa Bay
Nick Sorensen, Ottawa
Anthony Duclair, New York Rangers
Fabrice Herzog, Toronto
Ryan Culkin, Calgary
Francois Brassard, Ottawa

RIMOUSKI
Philippe Desrosiers, Dallas
Frederik Gauthier, Toronto
Jan Kostalek, Winnipeg
Samuel Morin, Philadelphia
Jimmy Oligny, New York Rangers
Peter Trainor, Buffalo

ROUYN-NORANDA
Alexandre Belanger, Minnesota
Dillon Fournier, Chicago
Jean Sebastian Dea, Pittsburg
Gabriel Slight, St.Louis

SHAWINIGAN
Dylan Labbe, Minnesota
Francis Beauvillier, Florida

VAL D´OR
Maxime Gravel, Montreal
Anthony Mantha, Detroit
Francois Tremblay, St. Louis
Samuel Henley, St.Louis

VICTORIAVILLE
Russ Johnston, Anaheim
Tommy Veilleux, Nashville
Jonathan Diaby, Nashville
Philippe Hudon, Detroit
Brandon Whitney, Chicago

The Games This Week

The week began with eight games on Friday.

Charlottetown got goals from Troy Vance, Jack Nevins, Yan Pavel Laplante, Deverick Ottereyes, and Anthony Cortese in their 5-4 win over Cape Breton. Cameron Darcy scored a pair; while Clark Bishop, and Julien Pelletier had singles for the Screaming Eagles.

The defending Memorial Cup champions Halifax got their first win of the season when they skated to a 5-2 win over Moncton. Andrew Ryan and Nikolaj Ehlers had a pair each; while Connor Moynihan had a single. Conor Garland scored both Moncton goals.

Blainville-Boisbriand doubled Sherbrooke 4-2. Nikita Jevpalovs led the way with two goals; while Danick Martel and Daniel Walcott had singles; and Axel Rioux and Carl Neil scored for the Phoenix.

Jeremy Gregoire Denis Gorbunov, and Alexis Vanier scored twice each; while Nicolas Meloche added a single as Baie-Comeau skated to a 7-4 win over Quebec. Anthony Duclair had a pair; while Cody Donaghey and Fabrice Herzog had singles for the Remparts.

Jeremy Auger and Charles-David Beaudoin scored for Drummondville; while Peter Trainor did the same for Rimouski as the Voltigeurs skated to a 2-1 win over the Oceanic.

Jean-Sebastien Dea had a pair; while Dillon Fournier, Steven Mercier, and Liam O’Brien had singles for Rouyn-Noranda in the Huskies’ 5-1 win over Victoriaville. Angelo Miceli had the lone Tigres’ marker.

Sebastien Sylvester had two goals; while Loik Leveille had one as Chicoutimi edged Shawinigan 3-2 in overtime. Alex D’Aoust had both goals for the Cataractes.

Anthony Mantha had the hat trick; while Randy Gazzola and Pierre-Maxime Poudrier had singles as Val-d’Or shutout Gatineau 5-0.

On Saturday eight teams took to the ice.

Marcus Hinds scored a pair; while Christopher Clapperton; and Jevpalov added one each as Blainville-Boisbriand doubled Shawinigan 4-2. A pair of Boudreaus—Simon and Matthew—scored for the Catractes.

Spencer Smallman and Stephen Anderson scored for Saint John; while Dominic Beauchemin did the same for Acadie-Bathurst as the Sea Dogs nipped the Titan 2-1.

Emile Poirier scored twice; while Jean-Simon Deslauriers, Alexandre Carrier, Vaclav Karabacek, and Jonathan Bourcier scored singles as Gatineau skated to a 6-4 win over Rouyn-Noranda. Gabriel Slight, Marcus Power, Julien Nantel, and O’Brien found the back of the net for the Huskies.

The weekend ended off with six games on Sunday.

Charlottetown needed a shootout and goals from Matej Beran, Anthony Cortese, and Troy Vance; while Matthew Highmore and Noah Zilbert did the same for Saint John in the Islanders’ 3-2 win. Daniel Sprong and Yan-Pavel Laplante scored for Charlottetown in regulation; while Marcus Cuomo and Noel did the same for the Sea Dogs.

Cape Breton got goals from Bishop who had a pair; while Raphael Corriveau, Darcy, and Pelletier had singles as the Screaming Eagles skated to a 5-2 win over Halifax. Nikolaj Ehlers and Andrew Shewfelt scored for the Mooseheads.

Moncton throttled Acadie-Bathurst 7-2.

Christopher Caissy led the way with two goals; while Garrett Johnson, Garland, Ryan Penny, Will Smith, and Mark Simpson had singles for the Wildcats; while Beauchemin and Adam Chapman scored for the Titan.

Baie-Comeau got goals from Robbie Graham, Gregoire, Francis Turbide, Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau, Felix Girard, and Frederic Gamelin as the Drakkar doubled Chicoutimi 6-3. Charles Hudon, Sylvestre, and Victor Provencher scored for the Saguneens.

Adam Erne had the hat trick; Duclair had a pair; and Ryan Culkin had a single as Quebec romped to a 6-2 win over Rimouski. Anthony DeLuca and Michael Joly scored for the Oceanic.

Cole Murphy; William Couture; Tim Wieser; Jean-Francois Plante; and Jeremy Roy found the lamp post for Sherbrooke; while Jerome Verrier and Georges Golovkovs added the Drummondville markers as the Phoenix defeated the Voltigeurs 5-2.

The Leaders

Charlottetown leads the Maritimes Division with their 4-0-0-0 record; while Telus East leaders Chicoutimi is 3-1-0-0 with six points; and Telus West leaders Blainville-Boisbriand has won all four games they have played on the season.

Cape Breton’s Darcy leads all scorers with three goals and five assists; while Vanier is second with three goals and five assists; and Caissy rounds out the top three as he has found the back of the net twice and lent a helping hand on six more.

Between the pipes Victoriaville’s Steven Veilleux is 2-0-0-0 with a 0.50 GAA and 0.977 SAV%. Backstopping his way into second place is Saint John’s Sebastien Auger (1-0-0-1, 1.44 GAA, 0.965SAV%); while Acadie-Bathurst’s Mason McDonald has won once; lost once; and has no overtime or shootout losses, posts a goals against average of 1.51; and 0.953 SAV%.

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