BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, January 30, 2006 (QMJHL) – Forward Alexander Radulov of the Quebec Remparts and goaltender Ryan Mior of the PEI Rocket were named offensive and defensive players of the week for the period extending from January 23rd to 29th, 2006.
In four games, Radulov scored five goals, along with a shootout goal, and notched seven assists, while maintaining a +4 (plus/minus) differential. His best performance of the week came in a game against the Victoriaville Tigres at the Colisée Pepsi last Friday, in which he tallied four helpers to help lead the Remparts to a new team record thirteen goal outburst – his teammates, Brent Aubin, Jordan LaVallée and Angelo Esposito all collected hat-tricks. The next day, in a 5-4 win over the Gatineau Olympiques, the Remparts forward broke Éric Chouinard’s franchise record of 28 consecutive games with at least one point, which was accomplished during the 1999-2000 season, by registering one goal and two assists. Presently, he eclipses all QMJHL snipers in points per game with 2.38. Furthermore, he ranks third in the League in scoring. His 93 point total trails only Maxime Boisclair and Stanislav Lascek – both of Chicoutimi, who have collected 97 points apiece. Radulov will get a chance to close the gap as the Remparts host the Saguenéens tomorrow night in Quebec City.
Danny Stewart (6-2-8) of PEI, Angelo Esposito (4-7-11) of Quebec and Marc-André Cliche (4-6-10) of Lewiston were also considered.
The defensive player of the week award goes to Ryan Mior of PEI. In three contests, the Rocket goaltender collected three wins and registered a 2.33 goals-against-average, while maintaining a .932 save percentage. His season win total now stands at sixteen. In all, Mior faced 103 shots in games versus Rimouski, St. John’s and Halifax. Also, the Rocket remained perfect last week in shorthanded situations as they failed to allow their opponents to score in twenty-five opportunities. PEI now stands in seventh place in the Eastern conference, one point behind the Fog Devils. Their next game is tomorrow night, as they travel to Cape Breton to face the Screaming Eagles.
Other players considered for the defensive player of the week award were defensemen Nathan Welton (1-5-6) of Moncton and Kristopher Letang (2-3-5) of Val-d’Or as well as goaltender Josh Tordjman (2-0-0; 119 MP; 1.50 GAA; .942 SAV%) also of Moncton.
Source: QMJHL – Karl Jahnke