BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, February 2, 2009 – Chicoutimi Saguenéens forward Jacob Lagacé and Val-d’Or Foreurs goaltender Raffaele D’Orso today were named the TELUS offensive and defensive players of the week for the period extending from January 26 to February 1.
Lagacé collected five goals, including a shorthanded maker, and added three helpers in three Saguenéens wins. Moreover, he posted a +6 rating. Lagacé had his best game of the season on Saturday, registering four goals and one assist in a 10-5 victory over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar. Chicoutimi is third in the TELUS Eastern division standings with 44 points.
Backstop Raffaele D’Orso is the award-winner on defence. In three Foreurs wins, D’Orso blocked an astounding 133 shots to finish the week with a 1.33 goals-against-average and .971 save percentage. Moreover, he posted a shutout, pushing away 48 shots in a 3-0 victory over the Montreal Juniors. With points in six of their last ten games, the Foreurs are making a late-season push to earn one of the final two playoff spots.
BOUCHERVILLE, Tuesday, March 4, 2008 – The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League today announced the winners of the offensive, defensive and rookie player of the month awards for February. The players were chosen by a committee mandated by the League.
The offensive player of the month nod goes to Fracis Paré of the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. In twelve games, the Q’s first 50-goal scorer recorded sixteen goals, including three game-winners, and seven helpers. Therefore, he had a hand in 23 of the team’s 44 goals (52%) over that span. Moreover, the Saguenéens centre registered at least two points in eight of twelve games. He is the League’s leading point-getter on the road this season with 49.
Matthew Pistilli of Gatineau, Jakub Voracek of Halifax and Tomas Svoboda of Acadie-Bathurst were also considered.
Defensively, Drew Paris of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan is the award-winner. The Titan blueliner recorded eight goals, including three game-winners, and added eleven assists in fifteen games. His efforts helped Acadie-Bathrust earn twelve wins in February. Furthermore, he played a physical game, dishing out twenty-nine hits. Paris registered at least one point in each contest while maintaining a remarkable +15 rating.