Month: February 2013

Moose 3 Stars of the Week

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(By: Henry Whitfield)

Halifax exploded last week with 23 goals in four games, beating PEI twice and both Shawinigan and Moncton.

Despite missing star Nathan MacKinnon due to an injury, the team didn’t skip a beat and continues to roll past opponents.

Jonathan Drouin was named 3rd Star of the Q this week, after having a monster offensive output and adding much needed depth Mathew Boudreau and Luca Ciampini combined for 2 goals, 13 assists and a +14 over four games.

Halifax continues to sit 2nd in CHL Rankings and leads the QMJHL with a 42-6-2-1 record so far this season.

 

Sportstream Moose 3 Stars of the Week

3rd Star – Halifax Defence – (4 Goals, 9 Assists, +27, 25 Shots Taken)

The Mooseheads defensive unit saw 8 different players dress over four games but continued to show growth and dominate offensively. A whopping +27 through the week and they added 13 points on their 25 shots taken. Konrad Abeltshauser, Matt Murphy, Brian Lovell and Brennan Bailey all scored to combine for the D’s four goals

2nd Star – Zachary Fucale (105 Shots Faced, 4 goals allowed, 1 Shutout)

Fucale is the consensus top goalie in this year’s draft for a reason and he continues to show why he’s been so highly touted. He picked up another shutout and allowed just four goals in four games, stopping 101 shots in the process.

1st Star – Jonathan Drouin (5 Goals, 5 Assists, +7)

The kid is ridiculous. Five goals, five highlight reel plays and he can’t stop. Even without lineman MacKinnon around he’s lighting up goalies and is an absolute force on the ice. Why is he the 1st star this week? Here’s why:

 

 

Last Week in Moose Country

Feb. 12th – PEI 0 – 7 Halifax

Feb. 15th – Shawinigan 3 – 6 Halifax

Feb. 16th – Moncton 2 – 5 Halifax

Feb. 16th – Halifax 5 – 2 PEI

This Week in Moose Country

Feb. 20th – Halifax @ Saint John

Feb. 22nd – Saint John @ Halifax

Feb. 24th – Acadie-Bathurst @ Halifax

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Henry is a writer for Sportstream.ca  and Host of the The Sports Show on 88.1 CKDU  every Thursday Morning at 9am. You can follow him on twitter at @HenryWhitfield , where he live tweets about sports far too much.

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Mooseheads 3 Stars of The Week

Frk and Drouin battling hard for the Mooseheads

Frk and Drouin battling hard for the Mooseheads

A rough couple of weeks for the Halifax Mooseheads, dropping down to second in the CHL and a couple of tough games, capped off with an 8 – 5 loss to the Moncton Wildcats on National Television.

The biggest concern for the team is a lower body injury to star Nathan MacKInnon, the Cole Harbour native is expected to miss up to two weeks.

 

Sportstream Moose 3 Stars of the Week

 

3rd Star – Jonathan Drouin [2 Goals, 2 Assists]

The Quebec native opened the scoring against Rimouski and had picked up two goals and 2 assists over the week, he also showed some physicality throwing the body against Moncton.

2nd Star – MacKenzie Weegar [3 Assists, +2 plus/minus]

Frk continues his hot streak.

Frk continues his hot streak.

Weegar has continued to develop this season and has grown into a great two-way forward, dangerous on the rush and picked up three assists plus the shootout winner against the Oceanic. He capped the week with a shootout winner against Rimouski.

1st Star – Martin Frk [2 Goals, 3 Assists, NO Penalty Minutes]

Martin Frk was crucial on the last two goals against the Oceanic, scoring the 4th goal and setting up MacKinnon on the winner. The Czech forward has shown better discipline recently, staying out of the box both games this week.

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Last Weeks Results

Rimouski 4 – 5 Halifax

Halifax 5 – 8 Moncton

PEI – Halifax [Postponed]

 

This Week in Moose Country:

Feb. 12th – PEI @ Halifax

Feb. 15th – Shawinigan @ Halifax

Feb. 16th – Moncton @ Halifax

Feb. 16th – Halifax @ PEI

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Henry is a writer for Sportstream.ca  and Host of the The Sports Show on 88.1 CKDU  every Thursday Morning at 9am. You can follow him on twitter at @HenryWhitfield , where he live tweets about sports far too much.