Goulet and Tordjman win QMJHL player of the week awards
BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, January 9, 2006 (QMJHL) – Forward Stéphane Goulet and goaltender Josh Tordjman, both of the Moncton Wildcats, were named offensive and defensive players of the week for the period extending from January 2nd to 8th, 2006.
In four games, Goulet tallied five goals and four assists, while notching a +5 (plus/minus) differential as the Wildcats offence scored twenty-two goals this week. His best performance came on the road last Tuesday against the Rocket as he managed a hat-trick in a 5-2 win. On Saturday, Goulet scored one goal and assisted on two others, while his teammate, Philippe Dupuis, notched four points in a win over the Olympiques. Yesterday, he registered his 33rd goal of the season in a 6-1 win over Halifax, enabling the Wildcats to take over the top spot in the QMJHL standings. The team will now profit from a few days of rest, as they play their next game Friday, January 13th.
Mathieu Melanson (5-3-8) of Quebec, Alexandre Imbeault (3-4-7) of Victoriaville and Philippe Dupuis (3-6-9) of Moncton were also considered.
The defensive player of the week award goes to Josh Tordjman of Moncton. In three contests, the new Wildcats goaltender collected three wins and registered a 1.00 goals-against-average and maintained a .960 save percentage with one shutout. It was the 11th shutout of his career (in 143 games), trailing only record holder Adam Russo who registered fourteen. The Wildcats defence was stellar this week, allowing only four goals in four games. Furthermore, teams where unsuccessful against them on the power-play, failing to score in twenty-nine attempts.
Other players considered for the defensive player of the week award were defensemen Michal Sersen (0-0-6) of Quebec and Keith Yandle (1-5-6) of Moncton as well as goaltender Jonathan Bernier (2-0-0; 181 MP; 1.66 GAA; .944 SAV%) of Lewiston.
Source: QMJHL – Karl Jahnke