Desjardins and Cousineau win TELUS player of the week awards

By League Press Release

BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, September 17, 2007 – Rouyn-Noranda Huskies forward Jeff Desjardins and Baie-Comeau Drakkar goaltender Marco Cousineau today were named the TELUS offensive and defensive players of the week for the period extending from September 13 to 16.

In two games, Desjardins collected three goals and four assists while maintaining a +2 (plus/minus) differential. In the opening game of the season versus the Shawinigan Cataractes, the feisty forward collected two points along with a shootout goal in a 5-4 win. On Sunday, Desjardins scored twice and added three assists to lead his team to a 6-0 victory over the Quebec Remparts. He was named the game’s first star. Of note, the Huskies’ forward bested his previous career-high of four points, which he had accomplished versus the Mooseheads on October 28, 2006.

Christopher DiDomenico (3-2-5) of Saint John, Stefano Giliati (3-2-5) of Lewiston and Dany Massé (1-4-5) of Acadie-Bathurst were also considered.

The defensive player of the week award goes to Baie-Comeau backstop Marco Cousineau. In two games, he registered one win while maintaining an exceptional 0.48 goals-against-average and .979 save percentage. In his first start, he made 22 saves to shutout the Saguenéens at home to earn first-star honours. The following night in Chicoutimi, Cousineau blocked 25 shots in a 2-1 shootout loss. He was named the game’s second star.

Goaltenders Bobby Nadeau (1-1; 124 MIN; 0.96 GAA; .967 SAV%) of Chicoutimi and Guillaume Blouin (2-0; 1 SO; 125 MIN; 1.92 GAA; .937 SAV%) of Rouyn-Noranda as well as defenseman Jason Legault (1-3-4; +3) of Val-d’Or were also considered.

Source: QMJHL – D.D. & Karl Jahnke