Dmitrij Jaskin, MacKenzie Weegar and Michaël Beaudry were today named
the TELUS three stars of the week for the period extending from January
14th to 20th, 2013.
Dmitrij Jaskin is this week's first star
after offering solid performances and playing inspired hockey. He
collected an impressive 10 points in 3 games, making him the top scorer
of the powerful Moncton Wildcats with 64 points, including 28 goals. He
was named the first star in a 7-1 victory over the Saint John Sea Dogs
after scoring two goals and adding three assists - a career high. He
stepped up his game once again two days later during the visit of the
Screaming Eagles, scoring one goal and adding three assists in a 6-3 win
over Cape Breton. He was also named the second star of the night.
During the Sea Dogs' second visit in less than seven days, he recorded
one assist and three shots on goal in a convincing 7-0 win. The 2nd
round pick of the St. Louis Blues in 2011 has been a key component of
the Moncton offence. The Wildcats currently sit 5th overall in the QMJHL
The second star goes to Halifax Mooseheads
defenseman MacKenzie Weegar. The 18 years-old Ottawa native collected
one goal and five assists. He also maintained a solid +7 differential
while his team registered 3 wins on the road. He was named the third
star last Friday in a 11-2 overpowering victory over the Remparts a the
Colisée by contributing four assists which tied the team record for a
rookie defenseman. The previous mark was held by Alexandre Picard 11
years ago. He was also a big part of the team’s first shutout of the
season, a 5-0 victory over the Sherbrooke Phoenix. Finally, Weegar stood
out versus the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. This confrontation between
two of the League's powerhouses ended in favour of the visitors with
MacKenzie Weegar notching the winning goal at the very end of the third
period. It was his seventh game of two or more points this season.
Weegar leads all QMJHL players with a Plus-Minus differential of +35.
Beaudry of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan gets the TELUS third star of the
week. He had a great time also with an impressive output of 8 points,
including 3 goals, in 3 games. He participated in all of the team's
goals in a tough 6-5 loss of his own in overtime while the Prince Edward
Island Rocket was the visitors. His offensive performance of two goals
and three assists allowed him to be named the second star of the game.
He also scored the equalizer midway through the third period sending the
game into overtime. Beaudry recorded an assist and three shots on goal
in a hard battle that the Titan eventually lost 5-4. Finally, he was
named the third star in a 6-4 loss versus the Rimouski Océanic. He
recorded one goal and one assist while maintaining a +2 differential. He
trails only Zach O'Brien (68) with 61 points in 46 games.
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)