The latest Ultramar Player of the Week is Baie-Comeau Drakkar winger Ethan Crossman. Suiting up for three road games in as many days, the 19-year-old from Sackville, New Brunswick scored five times and added a pair of assists as the Eastern Conference leading Drakkar went undefeated on the week.
On Friday night in Saint John, Crossman set the tone for the weekend early on, scoring his seventh goal of the season just over five minutes into the first period. He would go on to add an assist while also being named the game’s first star in a 5-3 Drakkar win over the Sea Dogs.
Crossman would again be named the first star of the contest the following night. Facing his former club, the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, with whom he won the 2018 Memorial Cup, the fourth-year veteran fired home his first career QMJHL hat trick while registering a +2 rating for the night, one of the main contributors in an 8-0 Drakkar victory.
Crossman would again face off against a former team on Sunday afternoon in Moncton. This time, he would skate away with a goal and an assist in Baie-Comeau’s 4-3 triumph over the Wildcats. For Crossman, it represented his fourth straight multi-point game while the Drakkar earned an impressive 13th victory in a row.
Acquired by the Drakkar from the Titan last month, Crossman has recorded 20 points in 32 games so far this season. This, on the heels of a breakout 2017-18 campaign that saw him score 21 regular season goals as well as 20 points in Acadie-Bathurst’s thrilling President Cup playoff run.
2018-19 Ultramar Player of the Week:
Week 1 | Sept. 20 – Sept. 23: Josh Lawrence (Sea Dogs | Saint John)
Week 2 | Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Ivan Chekhovich (Drakkar | Baie-Comeau)
Week 3 | Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Gabriel Bilodeau (Olympiques | Gatineau)
Week 4 | Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Alexis Gravel (Mooseheads | Halifax)
Week 5 | Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Émile Samson (Armada | Blainville-Boisbriand)
Week 6 | Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Ivan Chekhovich (Drakkar | Baie-Comeau)
Week 7 | Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Peter Abbandonato (Huskies | Rouyn-Noranda)
Week 8 | Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Samuel Asselin (Mooseheads | Halifax)
Week 9 | Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Peter Abbandonato (Huskies | Rouyn-Noranda)
Week 10 | Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Joseph Veleno (Voltigeurs | Drummondville)
Week 11 | Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Gregor MacLeod (Voltigeurs | Drummondville)
Week 12 | Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Ivan Chekhovich (Drakkar | Baie-Comeau)
Week 13 | Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Nicolas Guay (Voltigeurs | Drummondville)
Week 14 | Dec. 28 – Dec. 30: Yann-Félix Lapointe (Phoenix | Sherbrooke)
Week 15 | Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Matthew Welsh (Islanders | Charlottetown)
Week 16 | Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Kevin Mandolese (Screaming Eagles | Cape Breton)
Week 17 | Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Alexis Lafrenière (Oceanic | Rimouski)
Week 18 | Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Ethan Crossman (Drakkar | Baie-Comeau)