Philippe Cadorette, Sébastien Sylvestre and Nikolaj Ehlers were named today, the TELUS three stars of the week for October 14 to 20, 2013.
The first star this week is awarded to Baie-Comeau Drakkar goaltender, Philippe Cadorette, who won each of his 3 games on the road, with a goals against average of 0.67 and a save percentage of .974. In Victoriaville on Saturday, he played a perfect game blocking 22 shots, his first shutout of the season, in a 7-0 win against the Victoriaville Tigres. The night before, in Sherbrooke, he made 27 stops in a 7-1 win. Sunday, in Shawinigan, he had another almost flawless game, blocking 25 shots, making that his 5th consecutive win. Cadorette was able to lower his goals against average to 2.14 this past weekend, placing him 2nd in the League just behind Etienne Marcoux of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada at 1.72.
The second star of the week belongs to Chicoutimi Saguenéens forward, Sebastien Sylvestre. During the Sagueneens 4 road games this week, the 20 year old veteran maintained an average of 2 points per game, totalling 8 points, 2 goals and 6 assists with a +/- of +2. In a 6-4 win against Rimouski on Wednesday, he was the best player on either team, registering 5 points (1 goal and 4 assists), his best performance so far out of 117 games played in the regular season. Friday, against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, he scored his 8th goal of the campaign. Sunday, in a 2-1 win against Saint John Sea Dogs, his two assists awarded him the first star of the game.
Nikolaj Ehlers, the Halifax Mooseheads forward, is the third star of the week. The rookie player eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft got 7 points this week all while maintaining a +/- of +7 in Mooseheads home games. He was selected first star in a 5-2 win against the Val-d’Or Foreurs with a tally of 4 points, 2 goals and 2 assists. He collected another 3 points against the Cap Breton Screaming Eagles in a 7-3 win. Ehlers now has 17 points (8 goals and 9 assists) in 16 games this season and is ranked first among rookies.
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