For the second time in three weeks, Ultramar Player of the Week honors have been earned by Halifax Mooseheads center Elliot Desnoyers. In a pair of home games, the 18-year-old from Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec scored five times and added a pair of assists as the Mooseheads went 2-0 over the weekend.
In Halifax’s 5-4 triumph over the Charlottetown Islanders on Friday night, the third-year veteran went on a tear, scoring four times, including the game winner with just 36 seconds remaining. It was Desnoyers’ second four-goal game of the young campaign and made him just the second player in franchise history to score four in one contest twice in the same season (Jason King, 2001-02). Needless to say, Desnoyers was named first star of the game.
On Saturday night, Desnoyers potted his first career shorthanded tally, added two assists for his sixth multi-point game of the campaign and finished with a +/- rating of +2 on the evening as the Mooseheads took down the Saint John Sea Dogs 5-4 in overtime. Once again, he would be named the game’s first star while the Moose posted back-to-back victories for the first time this season.
Desnoyers, a fifth-round selection of the Philadelphia Flyers at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, has hit the ground running in Halifax after being dealt by the Moncton Wildcats during the off-season. His latest scoring spree finds him ranked second in the league with 11 goals and third in points with 20.
2020-2021 Ultramar Player of the Week:
Week 1 | Oct. 2 – Oct. 4 : Miguel Tourigny (Armada | Blainville-Boisbriand)
Week 2 | Oct. 5 – Oct. 11 : Mavrik Bourque (Cataractes | Shawinigan)
Week 3 | Oct. 12 – Oct. 18 : Félix-Antoine Marcotty (Titan | Acadie-Bathurst)
Week 4 | Oct. 19 – Oct. 25 : Elliot Desnoyers (Mooseheads | Halifax)
Week 5 | Oct. 26 – Nov. 1 : Jordan Spence (Wildcats | Moncton)
Week 6 | Nov. 2 – Nov. 8 : Elliot Desnoyers (Mooseheads | Halifax)