Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Saint John Sea Dogs winger Tomas Jurco has been awarded for his phenomenal start to the 2010-11 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League campaign.

Today, the QMJHL announced that the flashy forward was named the Telus second star of the week. The first star of the week was awarded to Lewiston MAIMEiac Cameron Critchlow while third star honors went to Quebec Rempart defenseman Alex Wall.

Jurco scored five goals for the Sea Dogs in just two games on the opening weekend of the season. Even more amazing, the Slovakian just arrived back in Saint John a little over a week ago and did not take part in Training Camp due to scholastic commitments.

Averaging 2.5 goals per game, Jurco is on pace to record 170 goals.

Last season, Jurco recorded a Sea Dogs rookie record 26 goals and added 25 assists.

“It’s fair to say Jurco has found his scoring touch early this season,” writes Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey news who placed Jurco on his weekly prospect hot list. “The slick Slovak has five goals in two games on just seven shots for Saint John. A late birthday, Jurco will have a great chance to show off his skills this year on both the high-flying Dogs and Team Slovakia at the world juniors.”

Lewiston MAINEiacs forward Cameron Critchlow was named the first star after recording three goals and three assists in two games. He played his best contest of the week on Friday versus the Océanic, registering four points, including a hat-trick, in an 8-3 victory. Moreover, he posted an excellent +5 rating.

Quebec Remparts defenseman Alex Wall took home the third star after recording two goals and two assists in two games to lead all defensemen in scoring. He enjoyed a great outing on Friday with three points in a 4-0 over the Huskies.

- With files from QMJHL.ca

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