(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.