BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, December 4, 2006 – Cape Breton Screaming Eagles forward Paul Alexander McIlveen and Victoriaville Tigres goaltender Kevin Poulin were named the TELUS offensive and defensive players of the week for the period extending from November 27 to December 3.
In two games, McIlveen collected five goals, including a game-winner, and one assist while maintaining a healthy +3 (plus/minus) differential. In the first game versus Gatineau last Wednesday, the fiery forward scored one goal in each period to collect his first hat-trick of the season in a 6-4 win. He was also named the game’s first star. Two nights later, he registered three points (2+1) in a 4-2 victory over the Moncton Wildcats to again earn first star honors. McIlveen is second on the team in scoring with 47 points in 32 games. The Screaming Eagles have won their last three games and sit in second place in the Eastern division standings.
Benjamin Breault (6-2-8) of Baie-Comeau, Toby Lafrance (3-4-7) of Victoriaville and David Laliberté (4-3-7) of PEI were also considered.
The defensive player of the week award goes to Victoriaville Tigres backstop Kevin Poulin. In two road games, he collected two wins while maintaining an impressive 1.12 goals-against-average and a .969 save percentage. Last Tuesday, Poulin registered twenty saves in forty-three minutes before being replaced by J.C. Blanchard in a 5-1 win over the Shawinigan Cataractes. Three days later, he was chosen the game’s first star by limiting the Remparts to two goals in a 3-2 shootout win. The Tigres have won their past four games, allowing only five goals against during that span.
Defensemen Maxime Ouimet (1-3-4; +6) of Baie-Comeau and Drew Paris (1-3-4; +6) of Drummondville, as well as goaltender Pier-Olivier Pelletier (2-1-0; 185 MIN; 1.62 GAA; .943 SAV %) of Drummondville were also considered.
Source: QMJHL – Karl Jahnke