O’Brien, Will, Ellis named QMJHL three stars of the week

By League Press Release
Zach O’Brien, Roman Will and Morgan Ellis were named today the TELUS three stars of the week for the period spanning the 2nd to the 8th of January 2012.

Acadie-Bathurst’s right-winger Zach O’Brien took over the scoring league this week with a total of 77 points, 3 more than Yanni Gourde of the Victoriaville Tigres. Wednesday, against the PEI Rocket, he collected an assist whilst Friday, in a 5-2 win against the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, he scored his 35th goal of the season and was chosen and was named the game’s 1st star. Friday, in a 6-5 win against the Gatineau Olympiques, he recorded 4 points, including 2 goals, and was named the first star of the game. In all this week, O’Brien scored 4 goals and added 5 assists for a total of 9 points with a +/- of +2.

Roman Will, the Moncton Wildcats goaltender, enjoyed a very good week. After a 2-1 shootout loss on Monday versus the Sea Dogs in which he made 29 stops, Will made 31 saves against the Gatineau Olympiques for a 5-1 win on Friday. He was named the 3rd star of the game. The following day, he made 26 saves in a 2-1 win versus the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and was named the second star of the contest. With this last win, he became the 2nd goaltender in the QMJHL this year to record 20 victories. He finishes off the week with a saves percentage of .966 and a goals-against-average of 0.97.

Morgan Ellis, fresh off his move to the Shawinigan Cataractes, is the third star. Wednesday, in his first game with the team, he scored one goal and added two assists against the Rimouski Océanic in an 8-3 win. Friday, against the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, he tallied 2 points in a 6-3 victory. Finally, yesterday against the Victoriaville Tigres, he scored his 10th goal of the season (becoming the 7th defenseman to reach this plateau in 2011-12) and added an assist for a total of 2 points in a 4-2 win. He was named the first star of the game. Ellis has tallied 3 goals and 4 assists for a total of 7 points and a +/- of +2 so far with the Cataractes.