Bussières, Trainor, Nishi named QMJHL three stars of the week

By League Press Release

Raphael Bussieres - Minnesota Wild

Photo: Baie-Comeau forward and Minnesota Wild prospect Raphael Bussieres for the second consecutive week was named one of the QMJHL's three stars of the week (courtesy of Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)

Raphaël Bussières, Peter Trainor and Michael Nishi were named today the TELUS three stars of the week for November 12 to 18, 2012.

In 3 home games, Raphaël Bussières, the Baie-Comeau Drakkar forward, collected 10 points, including 4 goals. He has a total of 32 points this season in only 23 games. Wednesday, he was named the 2nd star of the game after collecting 1 goal and 3 assists (his 2nd career 4-point game) while his teammate, Petr Staka, managed to collect 5 points that same night. Saturday, in a 6-2 win, he scored 2 goals and added an assist while directing 5 shots on the opposing netminder; unsurprisingly, he was named the 1st star of the game. On Sunday, he helped tie a team record of 15 consecutive games without a regulation time loss. The Drakkar was just about to fall 5-4 when Bussières helped change things around by scoring a late goal and adding 2 assists. He was named the 3rd star of the game.

In 4 games, including 3 on the road, Peter Trainor of the Rimouski Océanic, tallied 8 points including 5 goals. On Wednesday, in a 5-4 win against the Quebec Remparts, Trainor was awarded the 2nd star of the game after having scored a goal and adding an assist on the winning goal scored by his teammate, Maxime Gravel. Friday, in a 4-3 shootout loss, he registered an assist on the game-tying goal scored late in the 3rd period against the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. Saturday, against the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, he scored his 12th goal of the season in a 6-2 loss. Finally on Sunday, in a 5-4 victory over the Drakkar in overtime, he recorded the winning goal and was chosen as the 1st star of the game after having tallied 4 points (3+1). It was the first hat-trick of his career after 95 games.

During 2 road games, Michael Nishi, the Gatineau Olympiques goaltender, only allowed one goal ending the week with 2 wins including a shutout. He posted a 0.50 goals-against-average and his save pourcentage was .984. Friday, in a 4-1 win against the Sherbrooke Phoenix, he blocked everything during the first 59 minutes of the game, even though the opposing team had dominated 32-24 in shots on goal. Saturday, against the Cataractes once again dominated the Olympiques 29-17, but Nishi didn’t concede and earned his first shutout of the season 3-0.