Gourde, Saulnier, Aquin named QMJHL three stars of the week

By League Press Release

Yanni Gourde, Allain Saulnier and Samuel Aquin today were named the TELUS three stars of the week for the period spanning March 12 to the 18, 2012.

Victoriaville Tigres left-winger and finalist for the Marcel-Robert trophy, Yanni Gourde is the first star of the week. Friday, in a 7-5 win against the Shawinigan Cataractes, which are ranked in the second spot in the overall standings, Gourde scored the winning goal of the game and added four assists for a total of 5 points. He was named the first star of the game. Sunday, against the Rimouski Océanic, the Tigres shutout the Océanic 4-0 with the help of a two-goal output by Gourde. He finished the week with 7 points and a +/- of +3.

Allain Saulnier, Moncton Wildcats’ right-winger, is recipient of the second star with a total of 8 points and a +/- of +6 in 3 games this week. Wednesday, in a 3-2 victory against the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, Saulnier scored two goals and added an assist. He was named the first star of the contest. Sunday, he scored three goals and added an assist versus the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in a 5-2 win on top of scoring the winner. For his achievements, he received the first star of the game.

The third star of the week belongs to Samuel Aquin, the Blaiville-Boisbriand Armada center. Of note his remarkable performance on Wednesday when he racked up 6 points in a 10-4 win in Gatineau, including 4 goals. He ended the week with 7 points and a +/- of +6.