Christophe Boivin, Thomas Chabot and Vitalii Abramov were named today the three stars of the week, for the period from February 13th to 19th, 2017.
The recipient of the first star of the week is Acadie-Bathurst Titan’s forward, Christophe Boivin. In three games, the Quebec native, scored 4 goals for a total of 9 points in addition to finishing the week with a +8 rating. Wednesday, in a 4-3 win in Moncton against the Wildcats, he scored 1 goal and obtained an assist on the game-winning goal to earn the second star of the game. On Friday, in a 9-0 win over the Halifax Mooseheads, he earned 2 assists. In a second game against the Wildcats Saturday, he is named the first star of the match with a 5 point performance, including a hat-trick and finished the game with a +4 rating. He also reached the 200 points plateau in his lifetime in the QMJHL, a total of 204 points in 244 regular season games.
The second star of the week is awarded to Saint John Sea Dogs’ defenseman, Thomas Chabot. In four games on the road, he amassed 7 points including 2 goals and finished the week with a +6 rating. Last Tuesday against the Charlottetown Islanders, he scored the game-tying goal, his 6th of the campaign, on route to a 2-1 victory. Friday against the Victoriaville Tigres, he amassed 2 assists in his team’s 7-3 win. In Chicoutimi against the Saguenéens, he participated on the game-winning goal in a 4-2 victory. In the Sea Dogs’s final game in Baie-Comeau against the Drakkar, the Ottawa Senators’ prospect scored 1 goal and 2 assists and finished the match with a +4 rating, while being named the third star of the game.
The third star of the week was handed to Gatineau Olympiques’ forward, Vitalii Abramov. In four games, the Columbus Blue Jackets’ prospect amassed 8 points including 5 goals and ended the week with a +5 rating. Friday at home against the Sherbrooke Phoenix, he was named the first star of the match with a 5-point performance, in addition to adding a hat trick, his sixth three-goal game performance in 117 games in the QMJHL. Subsequently, he found the back of the net on two other occasions over the weekend, one being the game-winning goal in overtime against the Victoriaville Tigres in a 6-5 victory. He currently sits second with 87 points this season and is now trailing QMJHL leader Tyler Boland (93 points) by 6 points.