Caron and Grant win TELUS players of the week awards

By League Press Release

BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, October 13, 2008 – Rimouski Océanic forward Jordan Caron and Saint John Sea Dogs defenseman Alex Grant today were named the TELUS offensive and defensive players of the week for the period extending from October 6 to 12.

In three Océanic wins, Caron registered five goals, including two game-winners, and maintained a +2 rating. He enjoyed his best outing of the week on Wednesday against the Juniors, collecting two goals in a 4-0 win. The feisty winger was also named the game’s first star. The Océanic have won seven of their last ten games to creep up on the Remparts in the TELUS Eastern division standings.

Benjamin Breault (Remparts), Olivier Fortier (Océanic) and Mike Hoffman (Voltigeurs) were also considered.

The defensive player of the week is defenseman Alex Grant. The blueliner managed a goal and two assists while posting a +3 rating in two Saint John wins. Moreover, he was a physical presence in both games, distributing five bodychecks. Finally, the Sea Dogs were perfect with a man down as opponents failed to register a goal in seventeen power-play opportunities. Saint John is slowly climbing the Atlantic division standings.

Gabriel Lemieux (Cataractes), Maxim Gougeon (Océanic) and Robert Mayer (Sea Dogs) were also strong candidates.

Source: QMJHL – D.D. & Karl Jahnke