Veilleux and Roy earn TELUS player of the week awards

By League Press Release

BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, March 9, 2009 – Rimouski Océanic forward Keven Veilleux and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles goaltender Olivier Roy today were named the TELUS offensive and defensive players of the week for the period extending from March 2 to 8.

Veilleux registered three goals and six assists in three games. Moreover, he posted a +4 rating. The Océanic forward was a model of consistency, collecting three points in each contest. Unfortunately, Rimouski had their seventeen-game winning streak halted yesterday in a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Drummondville Voltigeurs. Since coming back from an injury on February 11, Veilleux has recorded 21 points in 10 games.

Mathieu Tousignant (Saguenéens), Philippe Cornet (Océanic) and Alexandre Quesnel (Olympiques) were also considered.

Goaltender Olivier Roy gets the nod on defence. In two starts, Roy helped the Screaming Eagles defeat two division rivals: Saint John and Moncton. He posted a 2.00 goals-against-average and .932 save percentage during that span. The Screaming Eagles are closing in on the Moncton Wildcats at the top of the Atlantic Division standings. They are only two points behind with two games left to play.

Kevin Marshall (Remparts), Christopher Guay (Rocket) and Alain Goulet (Olympiques) were also strong candidates.

Source: QMJHL – D.D. & Karl Jahnke