Monday, December 3, 2012

Gagne Named 3rd Star Of The Week

Kevin Gagne has been a solid contributor to the Saint John Sea Dogs defense for the past few years. But not often in his Quebec Major Junior Hockey League career has he been recognized for his play. The 20-year is getting some recognition this week as the league named him the third star of the week.

Kevin Gagné, the 20-year-old veteran defenseman of the Saint John Sea Dogs, is the third star of the week. He collected 8 points in 3 games to climb to second in scoring among defensemen with 28 points. He played 2 of his best games when the Sea Dogs visited the Abitibi region. Tuesday, in a 5-1 win against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, he was named the 1st star of the game and established a personal best with 4 points in one game (2+2). Wednesday, against the Val-d’Or Foreurs, he notched 2 goals and added 1 assist.

Gagne is currently on a six-game point streak that has seen him collect five goals and seven assists. He has eight goals and 20 assists in 24 games with the Sea Dogs this season and is just three points back of Mathieu Brisebois for the league lead in scoring by defensemen.

The Edmundston native is already closing in on his career high for goals (9), assists (26), and points (35) in a season.

PEI Rocket forward Josh Currie and Rimouski Oceanic goaltender Philippe Desrosiers were named the first and second stars of the week, respectively.

Gagne and the Sea Dogs are back in action Saturday night at Harbour Station against the Quebec Remparts.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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