Sébastien Sylvestre, Mackenzie Weegar and Marvin Cüpper were named today the TELUS three stars of the week for March 3 to 9, 2014.
The first star of the week is the Rimouski Oceanic forward Sébastien Sylvester. In 3 games, he got 4 goals and 4 assists, with 2 game-winning goals and maintained a +/- of +6. Wednesday, his team won 4-3 against the Victoriaville Tigres after trailing 3-1. Sylvestre started his week with 2 points and the title of the third star of the game after ending it by scoring the game winner in overtime. Friday, he was selected the 1st star of the game by collecting three points in a 7-1 win against the Baie-Comeau Drakkar. This was an important game for the Oceanic if they hoped to reach the Drakkar near the top of the overall standings. Saturday, against the Drakkar yet again, the Oceanic recorded a 14th win in a row. This 5-4 win in overtime needed another comeback with Sylvestre tying it up in the last minute of the game. Sylvestre also scored the overtime goal for the Océanic. He was named the second star of the game with 3 points.
Halifax Mooseheads’ defensemen, Mackenzie Weegar is the second star of the week. In 3 games, the Mooseheads defensemen collected 7 points and maintained a rating of +10 . He was not on the ice for any of the opponent’s goals. Tuesday, he tallied four points, including two shorthanded in a 10-1 win against the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Thursday, he added two assists in a 7-4 victory at home against the Charlottetown Islanders. Weegar, a 7th round pick of the Florida Panthers in June 2013, now has 54 points in 58 games, and a +/- of +53 which places him first among defensemen in the league.
The third star of the week is the Shawinigan Cataractes’ goaltender, Marvin Cüpper. In 2 games where he received a total of 100 shots, he maintained an average of 1.92 and a save percentage of 0.960. Wednesday, against the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, he was shot on 57 times, giving up one goal in each period for a 3-0 loss. He had never faced as many shots in one game. Saturday afternoon, he was selected the 1st star of the game in a 2-1 loss. He gave up only one goal in 65 minutes against the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, pushing away 43 shots. Although they lost 2-1 in the shootout, his team was able to add a valuable point in the standings in the race against 5 teams to obtain a playoff spot. Cüpper faced 40 or more shots, 5 times in his last six games.