Rebounding from a 3 – 0 shutout at Moncton last weekend, the Mooseheads came back and beat both Victoriaville and Chicoutimi over the weekend.
An offensive explosion on Friday night saw the Moose smash the Chicoutimi Sagauneens 7 – 1, Nathan MacKinnon and Marty Frk leading the charge combining for 7 points between them.
While in the Sunday afternoon game, the Mooseheads struggled but eventually overcame a tough Victoriaville Tigres team, where they walked out 3 – 2 winners after a late Stefan Fournier goal sealed the win on the power-play.
Two more wins for goaltender Zachary Fucale means the goalie is the quickest to reach 50 wins in the history of the QMJHL and gives the Quebec native 19 wins in just 23 games this season.
Marty Frk lead the team with 9 goals and 12 assists, while MacKinnon and Drouin combined for just 9 goals between them in the month.
Sure, Frk has been red-hot since returning from injury and his 12 goals and 23 assists have him on pace to smash his career highs of 22 goals and 28 assists from his rookie campaign.
But despite the great numbers, he has continued to rack up penalty minutes this year and already has 52 after just 25 games, including six minor penalties in his last two games.
Sunday’s game saw the culmination of his penalty trend, ending up in the box four times and resulted in being sat down for much of the third period.
Frk is a huge asset to the team when he’s on his game, but his temper and lack of discipline continues to be a liability and here’s hoping he gets it under control before the post-season.
Mooseheads Stars of the Week
Nathan MacKinnon (2 goals, 2 assists +3) – MacKinnon is the star of this team and continues to shine, he’s a human highlight real and continues to impress.
Marty Frk (1 goal, 3 assists, +3) – Played a great game Friday night, but turned all Jekyll and Hyde with no points and four penalties on Sunday. He needs to find consistency, but his play is improving.
Zachary Fucale (2 Wins, 54 Saves) – He became the quickest goalie in QMJHL history to 50 wins and continues to rack up the wins, he’s becoming a bonafide stud in the blue ice.
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Henry is a writer for Sportstream.ca and part 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 his thoughts during each Mooseheads game.