BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, October 5, 2009 – Montreal Juniors forward Guillaume Asselin and Quebec Remparts defenseman Samuel Groulx today were named the TELUS offensive and defensive players of the week for the period extending from September 28 to October 4.
Asselin registered three goals, including a game-winner, and added four assists in wins over the Rocket, the Sea Dogs and the Drakkar. Moreover, he posted an impressive +6 rating. The Juniors’ right-winger had his best showing yesterday with three points in a 3-0 victory over Baie-Comeau. Asselin is fifth in the League’s scoring standings.
Philippe Cornet (Huskies), Gabriel Lévesque (Huskies) and Jonathan Audy-Marchessault (Remparts) were also considered.
On defence, Samuel Groulx got the nod. In four games, the Remparts’ defenseman registered two goals and six helpers. Furthermore, he posted a +4 rating, collected nine shots on goal and was credited with five hits while helping the Remparts win three out of four games. Quebec leads the TELUS Eastern division standings with 14 points.
Hubert Genest (Junior), Adrien Lemay (MAINEiacs) and Jake Allen (Junior) were also strong candidates.
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