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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Critchlow Earns League's First Star

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On Tuesday, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League announced their three stars of the week for the period extending from September 9-12. The first star was awarded to Lewiston's Cameron Critchlow, the second star went to Saint John's Tomas Jurco, and Quebec's Alex Wall received the third star.

Cameron Critchlow had quite the opening weekend for the MAINEiacs, picking up six points in two games. The 19-year old got the weekend started on Friday night, when he netted his first career hat trick. He also added an assist in the opening contest, giving him a four-point night. Then, on Saturday night, Critchlow found the scoresheet again, picking up assists on both of Lewiston's goals. The Fredericton, NB native totaled three goals, three assists, six points, four penalty minutes, and a plus-5 rating in two games.

Tomas Jurco also filled up the scoresheet this week, as he netted five goals in two games for the Saint John Sea Dogs. On Friday night, the 18-year old started the weekend with a pair of tallies, including the game winner with 6:49 left in regulation of a 6-4 win over the PEI Rocket. Then, on Saturday, Jurco did himself one better, picking up a hat trick in a 7-2 win over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. The Kosice, Slovakia native ended the weekend with five goals on seven shots, while also posting a plus-2 rating in the two contests.

Alex Wall was the lone defenseman to earn a star this past week, as he had four points in two games for the Quebec Remparts. On Friday night, all was well for the Remparts, as a three-point effort by Wall helped lead the team to a 4-0 win over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. Saturday night was a different story, as Quebec fell 3-2 in a shootout to the Val-d'Or Foreurs. However, the 20-year old blueliner contributed yet again, scoring a shorthanded goal. The native of St. John's, NL completed the weekend with two goals, two assists, four points, and was a plus-2 in two tilts.

Following their 1-1 opening weekend, the MAINEiacs will now embark on their first road trip of the season, visiting the Quebec Remparts on Friday night, before battling the Chicoutimi Sagueneens on Saturday night. Lewiston's next set of home games are on the 24th and 25th of September, when the Acadie-Bathurst Titan come to town.



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