BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, December 12, 2016 – Matthew Highmore, Antoine Samuel et Carl Neill were named today the three stars of the week for December 5 to 11, 2016.
The first star of the week is awarded Saint John Sea Dogs’ forward, Matthew Highmore. In 3 games, the 20-year-old veteran scored 4 goals, added 3 assists and finished the week with a +3 rating. Against the Victoriaville Tigres on Thursday, he scored 2 power play goals while adding an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss. Sunday, he scored a short-handed goal to help his team retake top spot in the League as the Sea Dogs beat the Armada 4-1. With 46 points on the season, he is only 4 points behind the League leader.
Antoine Samuel, Baie Comeau Drakkar goaltender, is the second star. He finished the week with a record of 2-1, a goals against average of 0.71 and stopped 76 of 78 shots for a save percentage of 0.974. He was named the first star on Tuesday when he recorded his second shutout of the season as the Drakkar beat the Sherbrooke Phoenix 5-0. Sunday, against the Drummondville Voltigeurs, he made 29 saves and earned the second star of the game in a 4-1 victory.
The Sherbrooke Phoenix defenseman, Carl Neill is the third star of the week. The team captain scored 2 goals, had 5 assists and maintained a +4 rating in 4 games this week. On Friday against the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, he scored the game winner and added the insurance goal in a 5-3 win. Sunday, he helped the Phoenix win their third consecutive game with two assists which brings his point total for the season to 41 which is good enough for first amongst defensemen in the League.