Petr Straka, Nathan MacKinnon and Philippe Desrosiers were named today
the TELUS three stars of the week for the period extending from October
15 to the 21st.
Petr Straka, the Baie-Comeau Drakkar's forward,
collected 7 points, including 4 goals, in three games. The Czech native
registered at least 2 points in each game. He was selected as the first
star in a game against the Saguenéens on Wednesday after registering 3
points in a 5-4 shootout loss. Friday, after having scored the tying
goal which tied the score 4-4 and which eventually brought the game into
overtime, he finally solved the goaltender in the shootout to help his
team earn a 5-4 victory over the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. Saturday,
he scored his 6th and 7th goals in only his 8th game of the season to
beat the Sea Dogs 6-2.
As regular as clockwork since the
beginning of the season, Nathan MacKinnon, the Halifax Mooseheads
forward, totalled 6 points this week, scoring 4 goals. Wednesday, with
his team trailing 5-2, MacKinnon scored the goal which rallied the
troops. The Mooseheads responded by scoring 5 unanswered goals to seal a
7-5 win. Friday, against the Sherbrooke Phoenix, he was named the first
star after scoring 2 goals and adding 1 assist. In a 4-3 win on Sunday
against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, the Mooseheads rolled to their
10th consecutive win. MacKinnon scored the winning goal versus the Titan
on top of getting an assist. It was his 15th goal this season, which
brings his total to 7 consecutive games with at least one goal.
Desrosiers, the Rimouski Océanic goaltender, posted a
goals-against-average of 2.15 this week and a good efficiency rating of
0.935 (87 saves on 93 shots). Wednesday, against
the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, he was named the first star in a 3-1
loss during which he made 33 stops. Friday, in the Océanic’s 4-0 win, he
celebrated his first shutout victory in the QMJHL with 31 saves which
earned him, for a second consecutive game, first star honours.
Sunday, he took over for his teammate Carl Hozjan and allowed 3 goals on
26 shots in 49 minutes in a 5-4 loss against the Cape Breton Screaming
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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