Dmitrij Jaskin, Félix Girard and Alex Dubeau were named today the TELUS three stars of the week for the period extending from January 21 to 27, 2013.
For the second consecutive week, the TELUS first star goes to Moncton Wildcats power-forward Dmitrij Jaskin. In four games, the young St. Louis Blues prospect collected seven goals and four assists for 11 points while posting a +6 differential. He helped the Wildcats register four wins in as many starts during a crucial time in the season. With a goal and two assists, Jaskin earned the third star of the game in a 6-1 win over the Rocket on Wednesday. He also had a good start to the weekend, registering two goals and an assist in a 5-0 Wildcats shutout victory over the Titan in Bathurst. He was named the first star of the game after recording 11 shots on goal. He repeated the feat the next day over the Titan and earned the first star of the game with a goal, an assist and five hits. Finally, Moncton defeated the always dangerous Quebec Remparts by the score of 6-2. Dmitrij Jaskin literally stole the show with a spectacular hat trick. His third goal of the night was his 35th of the season in only 39 games! His solid performance earned him the first star of the game for a third straight night. Jaskin sits third in the QMJHL scoring race with 75 points, just two points behind the league leader Josh Currie, captain of the PEI Rocket.
This week’s TELUS second star goes to Baie-Comeau Drakkar captain Félix Girard. He collected eight points in four games, including a game-winning goal, while winning an incredible 72.6% of his face-offs. He scored a goal versus the Olympiques, although the Drakkar eventually fell 4-2 in what would become the first loss in regulation for the Drakkar in twelve games. While the Drakkar began a series of three straight games on the roadFriday night, he collected two assists in a win over the Drummondville Voltigeurs and was name the game's third star. He added two assists the next day in a 3-2 overtime victory over the Victoriaville Tigres. He ended his brilliant weekend by registering two goals and an assist in a convincing 7-3 win over the Shawinigan Cataractes and earned the first star of the game.
Alex Dubeau of the Moncton Wildcats gets the TELUS third star. The young Mascouche native tallied three wins in as many starts while maintaining a goals-against-average of 1.00 and a solid save percentage of .962. His 26 saves in a 6-1 victory over the PEI Rocket earned him the second star of the contest. Moncton’s goaltender offered an incredible performance the next day with 21 saves to register his fourth shutout of the season in a 5-0 win over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. Dubeau is close to the team record of six shutouts in a season co-owned by Simon Lajeunesse (1999-00) and Corey Crawford (2004-2005). He concluded the weekend on a high note with a 29-save performance which allowed Moncton to register its eighth straight win, a 6-2 decision over the Quebec Remparts.