Monday, October 1, 2012

Auger Named 3rd Star Of The Week

Sebastien Auger has been recognized for his solid play so far this season.

Auger improved to 4-1-0 with a 1.78 goals against average and a 0.944 save percentage following a 42-save performance over the Moncton Wildcats on Sunday afternoon. Today, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League named the Saint John Sea Dogs goaltender the third star of the week.

S├ębastien Auger, the Saint John Sea Dogs goaltender, had an exceptional 3 starts this week, yielding only 4 times on 101 shots, enabling him to secure a 1.33 goals-against-average and .960 save percentage. His exceptional play helped Saint John post 3 wins. On Wednesday, September 26, he made 21 saves in a 4-2 victory over the rival Moncton Wildcats. Friday, he was named the 1st star in a 3-1 win over the pesky Gatineau Olympiques, making 34 saves. Finally, on Sunday, in a match where no goals were scored during the first 2 periods of play, Auger blocked 43 shots allowing but one to the Wildcats as the Sea Dogs came away with their fourth win in five games to take over 1st place in the Telus Maritimes division.

The netminder has been a major factor in Saint John getting off to a hot start, especially over the past two games where the team has been without defensemen Pierre Durepos, David Weckworth, and Kevin Gagne.

There were plenty of question marks heading into the season about the Sea Dogs’ goaltending - something that is becoming a yearly event. But after five games, Auger has certainly silenced most critics.

Auger and the Dogs take on Zach Fucale and the Halifax Mooseheads on Friday night at Harbour Station.

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies forward Jean-Sebastien Dea was named the first star of the week while Victoriaville Tigres forward Philippe Halley was named the second star, respectively. 

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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