Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Duke- QMJHL First Star of the Week

Anthony Duclair (Quebec Remparts)
For the 2nd time this season, Anthony Duclair (NYR 2013 3rd) was named the QMJHL's Telus First Star of the Week. Duclair was a first star back in December (and a 3rd star also in December). Duclair with games on Thursday and Friday will have a shot to earn another "Star of the Month" as he was the QMJHL's "Second Star" for December.

Here is the part of the press release announcing Duclair's honor:

BOUCHERVILLE, Monday January 27, 2014 - Anthony Duclair, Philippe Cadorette and Marvin C├╝pper were named today the TELUS three stars of the week for January 20 to 26, 2014.

The first star of the week is the Quebec Remparts’ forward, Anthony Duclair. In 3 games, he collected eight points, including five goals. Thursday in Gatineau, Duclair became the first 40-goal scorer of this QMJHL season, in a 6-2 win. Saturday, in an offensive battle against the Val-d’Or Foreurs, Duclair tallied another 3 points, including the game winner for the second straight game. The New York Rangers' third round pick, is the currently the second point getter with 75 points, 10 behind the current leader, Anthony Mantha.

Adam Pelech (NYI 2012 3rd) and his Erie Otters were in Belleville to make up for the game that was postponed on Friday due to the weather conditions and came away with a 4-1 win. Pelech had 2 assists (primary and secondary) to help the Otters win 4-1 for their 2nd straight and pull to within 1 point of idle Guelph for first place in the OHL's Eastern Conference.

Peleech recorded his first assist, a secondary assist on Erie's second goal which also proved to be the game winner at 15:18 of the 2nd period. Pelech's other assist was on Connor Brown's 100th point of the season which is a new Erie record for points in the season. It was a primary assist on an empty net goal coming at 19:08 of the 3rd period.

Pelech's 2 assists were his 3oth and 31st as he improves to 8-31-39. Teammate Troy Donnay (NYR 2013 UFA) had a tougher day going scoreless while taking a double minor for "high sticking" in the 2nd period and led to Belleville's only goal of the game. Donnay also took a minor for holding in the 3rd period.

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