Champagne, Couturier, Fournier named QMJHL stars of the week

By League Press Release

Photo: Top 2011 prospect Sean Couturier was named one of the QMJHL stars of the week (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

Forwards Joël Champagne and Sean Couturier as well as defenseman Gleason Fournier today were named the TELUS three stars of the week for the period extending from February 7 to 13.

Quebec Remparts forward Joël Champagne is the first star after collecting two goals and four helpers in two victories over the Lewiston MAINEiacs. Moreover, he posted a +3 rating. Champagne enjoyed his best game on Friday, collecting four points in a 7-1 win. Finally, he was honoured with a star in each of the two contests.

Drummondville Voltigeurs center Sean Couturier is the second star after scoring one goal and adding five assists in three victories over the Cataractes, the Foreurs and the Mooseheads. Furthermore, he posted a +5 rating. The power forward was outstanding in a big 4-3 win over the Cataractes in front of a sell-out crowd at the Bionest Center on Thursday, collecting two helpers, including one on the game-clincher.

Rimouski Océanic defenseman Gleason Fournier is the third star after leading his team to two wins over the archrival Baie-Comeau Drakkar. Fournier collected three goals and one assists over the two-game span. He played his best game on Thursday, tallying three points, in a 3-0 victory. He was named the game’s first star.