Riendeau and Gougeon earn TELUS player of the week awards

By League Press Release

BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, February 16, 2009 – Drummondville Voltigeurs forward Yannick Riendeau and Rimouski Océanic goaltender Maxim Gougeon today were named the TELUS offensive and defensive players of the week for the period extending from February 9 to 15.

Riendeau takes home the award for a second consecutive week. The winger registered five goals, including two game-winners, and added two assists in three Voltigeurs wins, becoming the first player to reach the 100-point mark. Furthermore, he posted a +4 rating. Drummondville has now won seven straight contests. Riendeau has collected 47 goals and 105 points in 53 games so far this season.

Tomas Knotek (Mooseheads), Cédric Lalonde-McNicoll (Cataractes) and Sergey Ostapchuk (Huskies) were also considered.

On defence, goaltender Maxim Gougeon is the award-winner. In two starts, Gougeon helped the Océanic defeat two of the League’s top teams: The Quebec Remparts and the Moncton Wildcats. He posted a 0.48 goals-against-average and .978 save percentage during that span. Moreover, he collected a shutout versus the Remparts. Rimouski is on an eleven-game winning streak.

François Lévesque (Saguenéens), Dmitry Kulikov (Voltigeurs) and Patrik Prokop (Voltigeurs) were also strong candidates.

Source: QMJHL – D.D. & Karl Jahnke