BATHURST – Home ice advantage wasn’t enough for the Acadie-Bathurst Titan who still find themselves looking for their first win of the season after a pair of losses last week at the K. C. Irving Regional Centre in Bathurst.
The Titan came out flat on Friday, and fell behind 3-0 by the midway point of the first period, in a 4-1 loss to the Halifax Mooseheads. Saturday, the team gave up a 2-1 lead in the second period before dropping a 3-2 decision to the Charlottetown Islanders. Despite the losses a trio of rookies stood out as our three stars of the week.
First Star – Olivier Coulombe
Hard work paid off for Coulombe with extra ice time last week and the forward took advantage of it. The 17-year-old Montmagny, Que. native picked up his first ever Quebec Major Junior Hockey League point when he scored the lone Titan goal against Halifax, midway through the third period on Friday.
Second Star – Félix-Anthony Ethier
Every goaltender will tell you that their goal at the start of a game is to give their team a chance to win. Ethier did just that on Saturday turning aside 30 Charlottetown shots in a game that almost went to overtime when the Titan rang a shot off the crossbar late in the third period.
Third Star – Alexis Dubé
Dubé also took advantage of added ice time last week, turning solid performances both nights. The 17-year-old Dieppe native also picked up an assist on a pretty give and go with Logan Chisholm on Saturday.
Honourable Mention – Logan Chisholm
In addition to finishing off a pretty give and go with Dubé on Saturday, for his third goal of the season, Chisholm continued to play strong defensively, in particular killing penalties, for Acadie-Bathurst.