BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, December 11, 2006 – Acadie-Bathurst Titan forward Thomas Beauregard and Chicoutimi Saguenéens goaltender Bobby Nadeau were named the TELUS offensive and defensive players of the week for the period extending from December 4 to 10.
In two games, Beauregard collected four goals, including a game-winner, and five assists while maintaining a healthy +4 (plus/minus) differential. Moreover, he had a hand in nine of the Titan’s eleven goals (81.8%). In a 6-5 ovetime loss to the Remparts on Friday, Beauregard became the first player to hit the forty-goal plateau. Two days later, he registered four points in a 6-2 win over the MAINEiacs to take the lead over teammate Mathieu Perreault in the scoring standings. The Titan will host the Mooseheads next Wednesday.
Mathieu Roy (5-2-7) of Val-D’Or, Juraj Mikus (3-3-6) of Chicoutimi and Angelo Esposito (2-4-6) of Quebec were also considered.
The defensive player of the week award goes to Chicoutimi Saguenéens backstop Bobby Nadeau. In three games, he collected three wins while maintaining an outstanding 1.00 goals-against-average and a .962 save percentage. Moreover, he earned third-star honours in two contests. Nadeau made twenty stops in a 6-1 win over the Tigres on Thursday, and then made twenty-eight saves the following night in another 6-1 win; this time over the Huskies. Finally, on Sunday versus Rimouski, he collected his tenth win of the season by making twenty-seven stops. The Saguenéens are slowly climbing the TELUS division standings. They now sit in eighth place, two points behind the Cataractes.
Defensemen Julien Brouillette (0-4-4; +5) of Chicoutimi and Mathieu Carle (1-4-5; +1) of Acadie-Bathurst, as well as goaltender Kevin Desfossés (2-1-0; 179 MIN; 2.01 GAA; .935 SAV %) of Quebec were also considered.
Source: QMJHL – Karl Jahnke