BOUCHERVILLE, Friday, December 1, 2006 – The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League today announced the winners of the offensive, defensive and rookie of the month awards for November. The players were chosen by a League mandated committee.
Unsurprisingly, the offensive player of the month is Mathieu Perreault of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. Perreault, who currently sits atop the QMJHL scoring standings, has impressed many observers with his outstanding play since the beginning of the season. During the past month, the Titan forward collected nine goals, including two game-winners, and twenty-one helpers in thirteen games. He also contributed four shorthanded goals and his plus/minus differential was a very healthy +15. Thanks in part to his stellar offensive output, the Titan have steadily climbed the Eastern division standings.
Thomas Beaureguard (17-9-26) of the Titan, David Desharnais (11-15-26) of the Saguenéens and François Bouchard (9-15-24) of the Drakkar were also considered.
The defensive player of the month award winner is Lewiston MAINEiacs goaltender Jonathan Bernier. The third-year backstop has played a big part in the rise of the MAINEiacs in the Eastern division standings, where they currently sit in first place thanks to 44 points in 28 games. In ten contests, Bernier boasted nine wins, including a shutout, while posting strong numbers: 2.47 goals-against-average and .912 save percentage.
Kristopher Letang (8-14-22; +7) of the Foreurs, Mathieu Carle (4-12-16; +10) of the Titan and Jean-Philippe Levasseur (7-3; 1 SO; 605 MIN; 2.88 GAA; .917 SAV%) of the Huskies were also under consideration.
Among the rookies, forward David Perron of the MAINEiacs has been solid. In thirtheen games, Perron has registered nine goals, including two game-winners, and nine assists. He’s also been active physically, punishing opponents with a total of ten body-checks. Moreover, he’s helped the MAINEiacs win their past eleven games, and has posted a healthy +8 (plus/minus) differential.
Raffaele D’Orso (6-1; 422 MIN; 2.56 GAA; .910 SAV%) of the Foreurs, Marc-André Bourdon (0-5-5; +9) of the Huskies and Jakub Voracek (5-11-16) of the Mooseheads were also considered.
Source: QMJHL – Karl Jahnke & D.D.