Byron and Lavigne earn TELUS player of the week awards

By League Press Release

BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, January 26, 2009 – Gatineau Olympiques forward Paul Byron and Quebec Remparts goaltender Charles Lavigne today were named the TELUS offensive and defensive players of the week for the period extending from January 19 to 25.

Byron collected five goals, including two game-winners, and added five assists in four Olympiques wins. Furthermore, he posted a +7 rating. The winger enjoyed his best game of the week on Friday, registering five points, including the game-winning goal in the third period, in a 6-4 victory over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. Gatineau sits in first place in the TELUS Western division standings with 58 points.

Mike Hoffman (Voltigeurs), Joël Champagne (Rocket) and Kelsey Tessier (Remparts) were also considered.

Goaltender Charles Lavigne is the award-winner on the defensive side. Lavigne registered three road wins while posting a 1.37 goals-against-average and .957 save percentage. He had his best start versus the Wildcats on Saturday, pushing away 30 shots in a 2-0 victory at Moncton Coliseum. The Remparts are tied for first in the overall standings with the Drummondville Voltigeurs. Each team has 79 points.

Olivier Roy (Screaming Eagles), Marco Cousineau (Voltigeurs) and Marco Scandella (Foreurs) were also strong candidates.

Source: QMJHL – D.D. & Karl Jahnke