Poirier, Graham and Mantha named TELUS three stars of the week
BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, December 2, 2013 – Émile Poirier, Domenic Graham and Anthony Mantha were name the TELUS three stars of the week today for November 25 to December 1st.
The first star of the week is the Gatineau Olympiques forward, Emile Poirier. In 3 games, of which his team won 2, he collected 8 points with 3 goals, maintaining a +/- of +6. On Friday, during a matchup between two of the League’s powerhouses, the Drakkar and Olympiques, Poirier was named the first star of the game with a performance of two goals and one assist, including a penalty kill goal. The following day against Shawinigan, he scored his 20th goal of the season in a 3-2 win. Sunday, in a head to head between the first two teams of the Telus West division, the Olympiques got the better of the Armada by a 5-4 shootout score. Poirier was credited with 4 assists, including a tying goal scored by Martin Reway with only one second left in regulation time, bringing the score 4-4. With 44 points, the 1st round pick of the Calgary Flames in 2013 has risen to fifth in the QMJHL scoring race.
Domenic Graham, goalkeeper for Chicoutimi, also shone this week, earning him the second star. He won his two games on the road, maintaining an average of 1.50 and a save percentage of 0.950. Wednesday against the Quebec Remparts, his 28 saves earned him the second star of the game, earning his team a 5-2 win. Friday, when the Saguenéens faced the Rimouski Oceanic, Graham rose to the challenge once again, making 29 saves in a 3-1 win and was selected the third star of the game .
In 3 games on the road with the Val-d’Or Foreurs, Anthony Mantha is the third star of the week. He scored 5 goals and added an assist, while maintaining a +5 rating. Friday in the first of three straight wins this weekend, the Foreurs had 5-3 victory in Saint John. Mantha made 10 shots on goal including his 26th goal of the season. Saturday in a 6-2 win against Moncton, he scored what proved to be the winning goal, completing the game with 2 points. Finally on Sunday, he got his fourth 3 goal game of the season in a 6-1 win over Acadie-Bathurst. His point production this season is now 30 goals and 32 assists in 28 games, making him the leading point getter with 62 points; a 15 point lead over his nearest rival Jonathan Drouin (HAL | 47 ).