Valentin Zykov, Alexandre Lavoie and Marvin Cüpper were today named the
TELUS three stars of the week for the period extending from January 7th
to 13th, 2013.
Valentin Zykov earned the highest honour this
week. The young European winger from the Baie-Comeau Drakkar gets the
TELUS first star after having delivered admirable performances,
recording 10 points in only 3 games, which currently puts him at the
forefront among QMJHL rookies with 53 points in 43 games. He scored
three goals, added seven assists and his +/- of +6 demonstrates his
great skill set. He scored a goal and added an assist in a 4-3 win
against the visiting Sherbrooke Phoenix. He recorded the same output
two days later when the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies snatched a victory over
the Drakkar in overtime. Baie-Comeau took their revenge the next day as
Valentin Zykov was stunning with a total of one goal and five assists in
a 7-0 victory. He is currently considered one of the top prospects for
the upcoming NHL Entry Draft and has helped the Drakkar take over second
place in the overall standings.
The TELUS second star goes to
the new acquisition of the Rimouski Océanic, Alexandre Lavoie. In two
games with his new team, he registered three goals and eight assists
while winning 61% of his faceoffs. In his first game with the Océanic,
he scored 3 goals and added 3 assists to help his team defeat Saint John
9-1. The former Cape Breton Screaming Eagle subsequently recorded two
assists in a 3-2 victory over the Shawinigan Cataractes. Can the veteran
continue to power a young Rimouski squad with the playoffs just around
the corner? Stay tuned!
Marvin Cüpper of the Shawinigan
Cataractes gets the TELUS third star of the week. Just a few days
removed from his World Junior Championship experience, the young
goaltender took part in two road games against division rivals. He
recorded a shutout and maintained a goal-against-average of 1.51 and a
save percentage of .952 during that span. He stopped the dangerous
Remparts with a fantastic performance in a 4-0 win in Quebec City with
32 saves. The young German netminder was also very solid with 28 saves
against the Océanic Rimouski in a 3-2 loss.
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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