Paquette, Cedric

NA Juniors Game Night: 12-5-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 2

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 28 GP, 13-23-36, +13, 50 PIM

Our reigning Prospect of the Week, Cedric Paquette extended his point streak to five games with an assist in a loss to the Volts on the NHL Network. He took 30 of the team’s 66 faceoffs, winning 18 of them. He saw extensive time in the first period during an extended power play, firing several shots on goal. He also had a big hit on the forecheck that sent a Volt to the training room.

Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 1

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: Did not play
Season totals: 29 GP, 5-18-23, +9, 24 PIM

Artem Sergeev left his 8-game point streak in Quebec and left for his native Russia to represent his country at the upcoming World Junior Championships. He is one of four Lightning prospects on the team, joining Andrei Vasilevskiy, Nikita Nesterov, and Nikita Kucherov.

Ontario Hockey League

Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ Brampton Battalion 4

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 2-10-12, -5, 26 PIM

Brampton won its second-straight game and seventh in its past 10 games, downing visiting Kingston, 4-1. After a hot streak, Blujus is scoreless in his last five games. Backup goaltender Brandon Hope stopped 42 of 45 shots and all three shootout attempts he faced to win the game’s first star award for the Attack.

Plymouth Whalers 2 @ Owen Sound Attack 3 (SO)

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-7-9, +2, 31 PIM

Jake Dotchin got his name on the scoresheet for the fourth time in his last five games with an assist in Owen Sound’s shootout victory over the Whalers on Wednesday. The Attack have won 5-straight games and are one point behind London for first in the Midwest Division.

Peterborough Petes 2 @ Belleville Bulls 3 (OT)

D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 4-18-22, -24, 20 PIM

Slater Koekkoek had his 4-game point streak snapped in a close loss in Belleville. This was Koekkoek’s first game since being left off the invite list for Canada’s World Junior Selection Camp. It’s not a huge surprise that he wasn’t on the roster considering, due to injury, he wasn’t on Canada’s initial radar. We expect Koekkoek to be a big part of Canada’s WJC representation next year.

Prospect of the Week: December 3, 2012

This week we continue our Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their recent contributions on and off the ice.

This week’s winner made people remove their chapeaus and toss them onto a sheet of frozen water to delay a sporting match.

The Prospect of the Week for December 3 is … Cedric Paquette, center, Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL – Canada)

Paquette started the year off on the wrong foot when he would frequently retaliate to opposing players’ efforts to get under his skin. The final straw for the coaching staff was when the 6-1, 200-pound center took a bad penalty away from the play in the closing minutes of a tie game, resulting in an Armada loss. The team suspended Paquette for one game and removed his alternate captain’s letter from his jersey.

NA Juniors Game Night: 12-2-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 6 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 7 (OT)

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 3-0-3, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit, *Second Star*
Season totals: 27 GP, 13-22-35, +13, 50 PIM

Cedric Paquette (pictured) had his first hat trick of the season, and completed a 5-point weekend, but his Armada fell in overtime to the Volts, 7-6. Drummondville scored on the power play in overtime after Paquette’s 13th goal of the season tied the game with just over six minutes left in the third period. Paquette scored once in each period of regulation. He has a 4-game point streak and has registered at least a point in 10 of his last 12 games. The hat trick was his first since the playoffs last April against Rimouski.

Val-d’Or Foreurs 6 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 2

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 29 GP, 5-18-23, +9, 24 PIM

Artem Sergeev’s point streak is now at eight games. He had an assist in the Foreurs’ 6-2 win over the defending Memorial Cup champs. Vincent Dunn (2014) had a hat trick for Val-d’Or, who spotted Shawinigan two goals before scoring their six. Sergeev’s streak is tied for the third-longest current streak in the QMJHL.

Ontario Hockey League

Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ Brampton Battalion 4

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 2-10-12, -5, 26 PIM

Brampton won its second-straight game and seventh in its past 10 games, downing visiting Kingston, 4-1. After a hot streak, Blujus is scoreless in his last five games. Backup goaltender Brandon Hope stopped 42 of 45 shots and all three shootout attempts he faced to win the game’s first star award for the Attack.

Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Saginaw Spirit 3 (SO)

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 27 GP, 2-6-8, +2, 29 PIM

After starting the season with a point in just four of his first 23 games, Jake Dotchin has hit the scoresheet in three of his last four contests. Solid in his own end of the ice, if Dotchin is able to develop his offensive game at this level, look out.

NA Juniors Game Night: 11-30-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4 @ Quebec Remparts 1

W Nikita Kucherov, QUE: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 10 GP, 5-9-14, +3, 2 PIM
With R-N: 4 GP, 2-2-4, +4, 0 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

After starting the year with at least a point in his first eight games, Nikita Kucherov is scoreless in his last two contests. He and his Huskies had a satisfying win on Friday when Kucherov’s new team beat his old team, 4-1. Kucherov was traded from Quebec after a decision was made to sit Kucherov as an “extra” import player. A trade was worked out to benefit both teams. On Friday, the team with Kucherov scored three times in the third period to claim victory.

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits, *Second Star*
Season totals: 26 GP, 10-22-32, +11, 50 PIM

Cedric Paquette (pictured) had two assists for the second-straight game as the Armada beat the Drakkar, 5-2, on Friday night. Paquette was just 3 of 15 on faceoffs in the game. He is obliterating his career high for assists in a season. His previous high was 17 in 63 games, though he did have 31 goals with those 17 assists.

Ontario Hockey League

Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Sudbury Wolves 4

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 25 GP, 2-5-7, +1, 29 PIM

Jake Dotchin registered a point for the second-straight game when he scored his second goal of the season. The 6’3” 222-pound defensive-defenseman is within one goal of his career high of three goals set last season.

Brampton Battalion 2 @ Guelph Storm 3

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-10-12, -8, 22 PIM

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 25 GP, 2-31-33, +10, 56 PIM

Both Lightning prospects were scoreless on Friday night during Guelph’s 3-2 win over visiting Brampton. Guelph outshot the Battalion, 34-19.

NA Juniors Game Night: 11-25-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 25 GP, 10-19-29, +9, 50 PIM

Tommy Giroux (undrafted) had a hat trick and Cedric Paquette had two assists to lead the Armada to a 5-2 win over Gatineau. Blainville-Boisbriand only allowed 13 shots in the game.

Ontario Hockey League

Sudbury Wolves 2 @ Brampton Battalion 0

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 27 GP, 2-10-12, -8, 22 PIM

Sudbury’s Joel Vienneau (undrafted) stopped 34 shots as the Wolves shut out Brampton, 2-0. This was not a good loss for the Battalion, who were eight points ahead of last-place Sudbury when the game started.

Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Mississauga Steelheads 1

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 1-5-6, E, 29 PIM

Jake Dotchin (pictured) returned to the Attack lineup after missing time for a fighting incident. With six points in 24 games, he’s on about the same pace as last year when he finished with three goals and 19 points in 64 games. With its two points, Owen Sound pulled within one point of Midwest Division-leading London.

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