Voracek and Pavelec win TELUS player of the week awards

By League Press Release

BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, January 29, 2007 – Halifax Mooseheads forward Jakub Voracek and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles goaltender Ondrej Pavelec were named the TELUS offensive and defensive players of the week for the period extending from January 22 to 28.

In only two games, Voracek collected one goal and seven assists while maintaining a healthy +3 (plus/minus) differential. Moreover, he had a hand in eight of the team’s ten goals over the course of the week. Last Thursday, the flashy forward registered three assists in a 5-4 win over the MAINEiacs to earn third star honors. Then on Sunday, Voracek collected a career-high five points in a 6-5 overtime victory in PEI. He now leads the QMJHL rookie-class in scoring with 54 points in 40 games.

Jordan Caron (2-6-8) of the Océanic, Morten Madsen (3-4-7) of the Tigres and Jérôme Samson (5-2-7) of the Foreurs were also considered.

The defensive player of the week award goes to Cape Breton netminder Ondrej Pavelec. In three starts, he registered two wins, including a shutout, while maintaining a remarkable 0.67 goals-against-average and .979 save percentage. He also faced an average of 32 shots per game. In each of his three starts, Pavelec was named the game’s first star. Indeed, following a 1-0 loss at the hands of the Wildcats last Tuesday, Pavelec helped the Screaming Eagles defeat the MAINEiacs in back to back games.

Defensemen Kristopher Letang (1-5-6; +7) of the Foreurs and Louis-Philippe Lachance (1-5-6; +4) of the Océanic, as well as goaltender Jhase Sniderman (2-1-0; 1 SO; 179 MIN; 2.34 GAA; ,913 SAV%) of the Wildcats were also considered.

Source: QMJHL – Karl Jahnke