Monday, February 13, 2012

Huberdeau Named 2nd Star

SAINT JOHN – Sea Dogs captain Jonathan Huberdeau had an impressive weekend, earning him Quebec Major Junior Hockey League second star honours. The Telus three stars for the week were announced this afternoon.

Huberdeau netted a hat trick in Saint John’s 5-0 win over the PEI Rocket in Charlottetown on Saturday afternoon. He also added an assist. On Sunday at Harbour Station, the Florida Panthers prospect scored again and added another helper in the Sea Dogs’ 7-2 victory over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.

As the QMJHL’s website notes, nine of Huberdeau’s 10 shots this weekend were considered legitimate scoring chances.

The Sea Dogs are 10-1 since Huberdeau’s return from the World Junior Hockey Championship. They are currently on a nine-game winning streak heading into Wednesday’s game in PEI.

Halifax Mooseheads goaltender Zachary Fucale was named the first star while Cape Breton’s Jonathan Brunelle picked up third star honours, respectively.

Although he didn’t win a star this week, the play of Tomas Jurco should be noted. He had four assists on Saturday and registered another helper yesterday, completing a beautiful give-and-go with Stanislav Galiev. Since returning from the world juniors, Jurco has four goals and 10 assists in 10 games. 

Photo Credit: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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