All Habs QMJHL Headlines: Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
►Hudon, Fucale, Grégoire named to Super Series Roster: Team QMJHL announced the roster that will face Team Russia in the 2013 SUBWAY® Super Series, to be held in Gatineau and Sherbrooke on Monday, November 18th and Wednesday, November 20th respectively:
GOALTENDERS: Sébastien Auger (SNB), Zachary Fucale (HAL)
DEFENSEMEN: Alexis Vanier (BAC), Dillon Fournier (ROU), Ryan Graves (CHA), MacKenzie Weegar (HAL), Justin Haché (CAP),
Samuel Morin (RIM), Daniel Walcott (BLB)
FORWARDS: Anthony Mantha (VDO) Charles Hudon (CHI), Marc-Olivier Roy (BLB), Anthony Duclair (QUE), Anthony DeLuca (RIM), Félix Girard (BAC), Frédérik Gauthier (RIM), Laurent Dauphin (CHI), Jonathan Drouin (HAL), William Carrier (CAP), Jérémy Grégoire (BAC), Daniel Audette (SHE), Christopher Clapperton (BLB), Émile Poirier (GAT).
Both games can be seen on TVA Sports. After Wednesday, Team Russia moves on to play Team OHL in Oshawa on Thursday, November 21st before heading to Sudbury the following Monday. Then, Team WHL hosts them in Red Deer on Wednesday, November 27th and in Lethbridge on Thursday, November 28th. Those games can be seen on Sportsnet.
►Drakkar keep rolling: Now a single point behind the league-leading Armada, the Drakkar upped their win-streak to 7 this weekend with wins over Saint John and Cape Breton, both by one goal. In the Cape-Breton game, it was Alexis Vanier who was the hero with five seconds remaining in the third period and granted his team the win Jérémy Grégoire picked up a helper in each contest. They hit the ice tomorrow night against an equally-impressive Quebec team that has also won seven of their last nine games.
Read more (French): Victoire in-extrémis de 5-4
►(Philippe) Hudon, the latest suspension: Philippe Hudon of the Victoriaville Tigres was suspended four games following a hit on Drummondville forward Joey Ratelle Friday night. He received a major as well as a game misconduct following the play. Ratelle came back in the game and went on to score his fifth goal of the season, which would eventually prove to be the game-winner as Drummondville came out on top 5-3.
Read more: Philippe Hudon suspended for 4 games
►Boucher to join TVA Sports: TVA Sports made an announcement today concerning their Olympic coverage and a familiar face to Habs’ fans. Former Drummondville, Hamilton and Tampa Bay coach Guy Boucher will be joining the Le Premier trio gang composed of Louis Jean and Renaud Lavoie as an analyst. Boucher has had a fair share of experience with the subject matter, having coached Team Canada in the roles of both assistant and head coach at various levels, including winning three gold medals at the U-18 level and another at the World Juniors.
Read more (French): Guy Boucher à TVA Sports durant les J.O.
Telus Three Stars of the Week
★Darcy Ashley, RW, Halifax Mooseheads: Ashley participated in 8 of the Mooseheads’ 13 goals this weekend, beginning on Wednesday when he scored twice and added an assist against Charlottetown in a 4-2 win. He had the game-winner that night, as well as the one against Acadie-Bathurst three nights later. He also averaged roughly 64% efficiency in the faceoff dot. In only eight games this season, Ashley has recorded 14 points.
★★Charles-Éric Légaré, LW, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles: Légaré also has 14 points this season, half of which came in the last three games. He recorded a goal and an assist in each game (two assists on Wednesday against Moncton). His marker even tied the game against Baie-Comeau… that is, before Alexis Vanier ruined the chance of a win later on.
★★★Alexandre Bélanger, G, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies: With a weekend that saw him collect three W’s, post a GAA of 2.33 and a save percentage of .926 while facing 95 shots against teams that included offensive powerhouse Val-d’Or, you’d think that would be enough for even a medal, but he also managed to collect an assist on a power play goal by teammate Jean-Sébastien Déa.