Monday, September 23, 2013

Auger Named First Star Of The Week

An unreal weekend performance has earned Sea Dogs goaltender Sebastien Auger this week’s QMJHL Telus first star award.

Auger, who did not play opening weekend due to injury, was brilliant as usual in net on Saturday and Sunday at Harbour Station. He helped Saint John earn three of a possible four points with a win over Bathurst and a shootout loss to Charlottetown.

The first star of the week is awarded to Sebastien Auger, the Saint John Sea Dogs goaltender. Auger faced an average of 41 shots per game during the weekend, giving his team the opportunity to collect three points out of a possible four. Saturday, he was chosen the first star of the game with a 2-1 home win against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan making 44 saves, including 18 in a perfect 3rd period. He was also named the first star of the game against the Charlottetown Islanders, still undefeated in the 2013-14 season. Sunday, in a 3-2 loss, he forced a shootout, with 38 saves in the first 65 minutes of play. Moreover, he has been very effective in shootouts, stopping six out of nine shots against him.

As we pointed out in today’s Postscript, Auger faced nine shootout attempts all of last season.

Auger is probably going to keep the Sea Dogs in a lot of games this year. He’s one of the best in the league.

Baie-Comeau Drakkar defenseman Alex Vanier and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles forward Cameron Darcy were named the second and third stars of the week, respectively. 

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