Phillip Danault, Marvin Cüpper and Samuel Carrier we named today the
TELUS three stars of the week for the period extending from December 3rd
to the 9th.
Phillip Danault, the Victoriaville Tigres
centreman, is the first star of the week. During the Tigres' two wins in
front of their home crowd, Danault collected 8 points, including 7
assists, while maintaining a +/- of +3. Friday, in a 7-3 win against the
Moncton Wildcats, who had incidentally just registered a 7 game winning
streak, Danault and his teammates stole the show. The captain of the
Tigres was chosen as the 1st star of the game, having scored 1 goal and
added 3 assists for a total of 4 points. Saturday, in a 4-1 win against
the PEI Rocket, Danault was named the 2nd star of the game for his
involvement in each one of his team’s goals with 4 assists. It was his
5th QMJHL career game with 4 points. Danault will participate this week
in the junior selection camp for Team Canada, for the upcoming 2013
World Junior Championship.
The second star of the week belongs to
Marvin Cüpper, the Shawinigan Cataractes goaltender. In 2 important
games against the Sherbrooke Phoenix, the 18-year-old German rookie
goaltender helped his team collect 3 points out of a possible 4. Friday,
with 23 stops, he got his first QMJHL career shutout victory and was
named the 3rd star of the game. Saturday, during a 3-2 shootout win, he
made 27 saves and was named the 1st star of the game.
Carrier, the Blainville-Boisbriand defenseman, maintained a +/- of +7,
totalling 6 points (1+5). On December 7th, in a 6-5 shootout loss at
the hands of the Rimouski Océanic, Carrier posted a +/- of +3 and added
an assist on the tying goal which forced the game into overtime. He was
named the 3rd star of the game. On December 9th, in a 8-1 win against
the Val-d’Or Foreurs, he scored a goal and added an assist for a +/- of
+3. He is now ranked 9th among the League’s defensemen with 22 points.
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)