Radulov and Vincent win QMJHL player of the week awards

By pbadmin

BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, March 6, 2006 (QMJHL) – Forward Alexander Radulov of the Quebec Remparts and goaltender Alexandre Vincent of the Chicoutimi Saguenéens were named offensive and defensive players of the week for the period extending from February 27th to March 5th, 2006.

In four games, Radulov scored seven goals, including one game-winner, and notched six assists, while maintaining a +6 (plus/minus) differential. He started the week on fire, collecting five points in consecutive contests, both wins, against the Mooseheads last Tuesday and the Olympiques last Thursday. Then, the following night, in a 10-6 loss to the Huskies, he added two goals. Finally, versus the Foreurs, he registered an assist in a 6-2 win, thus prolonging his consecutive game point streak to 46, the second best mark in League history behind only Mario Lemieux (61, 1983-84, Laval). Radulov is first in the QMJHL in scoring with 135 points in 56 games this season.

Justin Munden (4-6-10) of Rouyn-Noranda, David Brine (3-7-10) of Halifax and Claude Giroux (1-7-8) of Gatineau were also considered.

The defensive player of the week award goes to Alexandre Vincent. In two games, the Chicoutimi goaltender collected two wins, while maintaining a 1.55 goals-against-average and a .948 save percentage. Last Friday at home versus the MAINEiacs, Vincent stopped 31 shots in a 5-1 win, earning the game’s second star. Then on Sunday in Baie-Comeau, he made his fourth consecutive start for Head Coach Richard Martel, a 4-2 win. Those two points (94) enabled Chicoutimi to break their single season mark of 92 established in 1990-91. The Saguenéens, along with the Moncton Wildcats, have allowed the fewest goals of any team thus far this season (176 in 64 games).

Other players considered for the defensive player of the week award were defensemen Michal Sersen (3-3-6) of Quebec, Pierre-Marc Guilbault (1-2-3) of Shawinigan and Olivier Magnan (3-2-5) of Rouyn-Noranda.

Source: QMJHL – Karl Jahnke