Petersen and Allen win TELUS players of the week awards

By League Press Release

BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, September 29, 2008 – Shawinigan Cataractes forward Nicholas Petersen and Montreal Juniors goaltender Jake Allen today were named the TELUS offensive and defensive players of the week for the period extending from September 22 to 28.

In three Cataractes wins, Petersen registered three goals, including a game-winner, on fourteen shots and chipped in four assists while maintaining a +1 (plus/minus) differential. The right-winger enjoyed his best game of the week on Tuesday, collecting five points in a 7-1 rout of the Victoriaville Tigres. Shawinigan trails Drummondville by only one point in the TELUS Central division standings.

Garbriel Lévesque (Huskies), Cédric Lalonde-McNicoll (Cataractes) and Matt Fillier (Junior) were also considered.

The defensive player of the week award goes to Juniors goaltender Jake Allen. In two games, he earned two wins while posting a 1.50 goals-against-average and .955 save percentage. Friday, the St. Louis Blues draft pick stopped 32 shots in a 6-3 win over the Saint John Sea Dogs. Then, on Sunday, Allen kicked away 31 pucks to guide Montreal to a 5-0 victory over the Gatineau Olympiques. It was the backstop’s third career shutout.

Nicola Riopel (Wildcats), Marc-André Bourdon (Huskies) and Alex Wall (Junior) were also strong candidates.

Source: QMJHL – D.D. & Karl Jahnke