Marchand and Bourdon win TELUS player of the week awards

By League Press Release

BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, December 3, 2007 – Val-d’Or Foreurs forward Brad Marchand and Rouyn-Noranda Huskies defenseman Marc-André Bourdon today were named the TELUS offensive and defensive players of the week for the period extending from November 26 to December 2.

In three games, Marchand scored three goals, including a game-winner, and added seven assists while maintaining a +3 rating. He enjoyed possibly the best performance of his major junior career yesterday, scoring a hat-trick and adding three helpers in an 8-6 victory over the Rimouski Océanic. Moreover, he notched his 20th goal of the season in front of Jean-Pierre Dumont, of the Nashville Predators, who was at the air Creebec Centre in Val-d’Or for the retirement of his no. 96 jersey.

Francis Paré (4-4-8) of the Saguenéens, Michael Frolik (0-8-8) of the Océanic and Ryan Sparling (2-5-7) of the Sea Dogs were also considered.

The defensive player of the week award goes to Rouyn-Noranda defenseman Marc-André Bourdon. In two games, Bourdon scored one goal and added five assists while maintaining a +4 rating. His best performance came on Saturday as he registered four helpers in a 7-3 win over the Rimouski Océanic. He was named the game’s first star. Bourdon leads all League defenseman with a +14 rating. The Huskies are atop the TELUS division standings with a total of 45 points in 32 games.

Goaltenders Bobby Nadeau (2-1-1; 125 MIN; 1.44 GAA; .933 SAV%) of the Saguenéens and Travis Fullerton (2-2-0; 120 MIN; 1.50 GAA; .956 SAV%) of the Sea Dogs as well as defenseman Mathieu Bolduc (1-3-4; +7) of the Saguenéens were also considered.

Source: QMJHL – D.D. & Karl Jahnke