Mathieu Corbeil named CHL Goaltender of the Week

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Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Mathieu Corbeil of the Saint John Sea Dogs is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the playoff week ending May 6 after posting two wins with a goals-against-average of 1.60 and save percentage of .931.

Corbeil backstopped the Sea Dogs to two straight wins to open the QMJHL Finals against the Rimouski Oceanic.  In Game 1 on Friday night, he stopped 40 shots including 15 in extra time to help the Sea Dogs hold onto a 3-2 victory in double overtime.  The Sea Dogs put together another 3-2 victory in Game 2 of the Championship Series on Saturday night with Corbeil making 14 saves in the win.

Corbeil, a 20-year-old from Montreal, Quebec, is playing in his fourth QMJHL season after joining the Sea Dogs midway through last season.  He was selected in the fourth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets and has posted an impressive 14-0-1-0 record so far in the 2012 playoffs with a goals-against-average of 2.20 and save percentage of .916.
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Top 10 QMJHL Wingers

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Photo: Tomas Jurco (DET) is one of many drafted players on the Saint John Sea Dogs roster. Jurco managed 30 goals in only 48 regular season games in 2011-12. (Photo courtesy of Dave Connell/HF)

There are plenty of reasons why the Saint John Sea Dogs are the favorite to repeat not just as QMJHL champions this year, but also to successfully defend their Memorial Cup win from last season.

First and foremost, the Sea Dogs were the top team in the regular season for a record-setting third consecutive year. They've followed that momentum into the playoffs, where they are currently in the third round and so far have out-scored their opponents by a combined total of 79-28.

All this offensive firepower is thanks to the depth of the Sea Dogs roster and no where is that depth more noticeable than when you consider the forwards on Saint John's roster in the context of the top forwards in the QMJHL.
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Top QMJHL Centers

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Photo: Michael Bournival is one of the top centers in the QMJHL this season. In an injury-shortened regular season, Bournival managed 30 goals in only 41 games. (Photo courtesy of Dave Connell/HF)

Ever since the 2012 Memorial Cup host was named last season, the Saint John Sea Dogs and the Shawinigan Cataractes have been on a collision course. Both teams had put forth bids to host the CHL championships when the event rotated into the QMJHL. Most felt that Saint John, having the best regular season record for two seasons in a row at the time and on their way to win the QMJHL championship and the 2011 Memorial Cup, would be named the host for the 2012 Memorial Cup, but it was Shawinigan's bid that ended up winning the day.
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QMJHL Players of the Week

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The QMJHL respectively named Jason King and Dany Dallaire (both from the Halifax Mooseheads) Offensive Player and Defensive Player of the Week spreading from October 9th to October 15th.

Halifax Mooseheads’ right-winger Jason King (20-yrs old, 6-0, 205 lbs) scored 6 goals and added an assist in 3 games. King was drafted in the 7th round (212th overall) by the Vancouver Canucks at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Halifax Mooseheads’ goaltender Danny Dallaire (20-yrs old, 5-11, 180 lbs) appeared in 3 games over the last week, winning 2 games and tying another, with a 2,59 goals-against average. Dallaire is an undrafted player.

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