Voracek and Dupont win TELUS player of the week awards

By League Press Release

BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, March 5, 2007 – Halifax Mooseheads forward Jakub Voracek and Baie-Comeau Drakkar goaltender Michaël Dupont today were named the TELUS offensive and defensive players of the week for the period extending from February 26 to March 4.

In only two games, Voracek recorded three goals and three assists while maintaining a +4 differential. Furthermore, he had a hand in 6 of the team’s 12 goals to help the Mooseheads collect two wins. Last Friday, he registered three points in a 6-4 win over the Remparts. Then, on Saturday, he scored his 21st and 22nd goals of the season in a 6-3 victory over the Cataractes. Voracek earned first star honours in both contests. He leads all QMJHL rookies in game-winning goals (6), assists (56) and points (78). Moreover, he established a new franchise mark with his 56th assist of the season last Saturday (Ladislav Nagy had 55 in 1998-99).

Matt Marquardt (6-1-7) of the Wildcats, Logan MacMillan (1-6-7) of the Mooseheads and Toby Lafrance (5-1-6) of the Tigres were also considered.

The defensive player of the week award goes to Michaël Dupont. In three starts, the third-year goaltender registered two road wins while posting a 1.55 goals-against-average and .929 save percentage. He helped the Drakkar defeat the Saguenéens 2-1 in overtime – collecting first star honours – as well as the Titan 4-3 in a shootout. His only loss came against the Océanic last Friday as he stopped 32 shots in a 2-1 shootout loss. The Drakkar registered five out of a possible six points last week despite scoring only six goals in three games.

Defensemen Jean-Claude Sawyer (1-4-5; +1) of the Screaming Eagles and Andrew MacDonald (1-3-4; +2) of the Wildcats as well as goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (3-0-0; 180 MIN; 1.67 GAA; .932 SAV %) of the Screaming Eagles were also considered.

Source: QMJHL – Karl Jahnke