The most recent Ultramar Player of the Week is Cape Breton Eagles’ winger Ryan Francis. In three road games, the 17-year-old from Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia scored twice and added seven assists as the Eastern Conference leading Eagles went 2-1 on the week.
It was a tough start to the road swing on Wednesday night for Cape Breton as they would suffer their first setback of the season in a 9-2 loss to the Rimouski Océanic. Despite that setback, Francis registered an assist in the match.
Friday night in Baie-Comeau would be a different story for Francis and the Eagles. Cape Breton would bounce back to earn a 7-2 triumph over the Drakkar. The third-year forward scored once and added four assists, taking first star honors for the contest.
On Saturday afternoon in Chicoutimi, the Eagles would improve their record to 6-1 on the year by overcoming a two-goal first-period deficit and eventually beating the Saguéneens by a score of 6-3. Francis continued his offensive ways by scoring once and adding a pair of assists, including a helper on the game-winning tally.
Francis currently sits in a three-way tie for fifth in QMJHL scoring with 14 points in seven games. His 11 assists are good for a second-place tie overall in the circuit. A second-round pick of the Eagles at the 2017 QMJHL Draft, Francis is already closing in on his previous career-high of 34 points in a season, set during his rookie campaign in 2017-18.
2019-2020 Ultramar Player of the Week:
Week 1 | Sept. 19 – Sept. 22: Pierrick Dubé (Remparts | Québec)
Week 2 | Sept. 23 – Sept. 29: Antoine Coulombe (Cataractes | Shawinigan)
Week 3 | Sept. 30 – Oct. 6: Ryan Francis (Eagles | Cape Breton)