Monday, October 24, 2011
Gauthier, Huberdeau Earn Weekly Honours
Danick Gauthier and Jonathan Huberdeau have both been recognized for their solid play this past week.
Gauthier was named the Telus first star of the week while Huberdeau was named the third star. Rimouski Oceanic defenseman Jerome Gauthier-Leduc was named the week’s second star.
Gauthier scored six of his Sea Dogs’ 21 goals in their three wins this past weekend. The 20-year old scored one goal in Saint John’s 5-0 win on Friday in Halifax, three goals in a 10-3 win over the PEI Rocket and two in Sunday’s 6-0 win over the Quebec Remparts.
The rugged centre is off to a sensational start this season having compiled 16 goals and four assists in just 15 games. He is currently tied with Bathurst’s Zach O’Brien for the league goal-scoring lead.
Huberdeau was in a sharing mood this week, racking up six assists and one goal in three games. He scored on Friday night in Halifax and added three assists on both Saturday and Sunday. The Sea Dogs’ captain has four goals and 12 assists in eight games since returning from Florida Panthers training camp.
Gauthier-Leduc added points in each of his team’s three victories. Wednesday, he registered two points in a 4-3 win and scored a goal which allowed him to add his name to the record book among defensemen with one goal in seven consecutive games. It was his 10th of the season. Friday, against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, he beat the 32 year-old record held by former Remparts Gaston Therrien, by scoring his 8th consecutive goal. That same evening, he became the 46th defenseman in QMJHL history to reach 50 career goals. Gauthier-Leduc got two goals, three assists for a total of five points and a +/- of +6 this week.
Photo Credit: QMJHL