Anthony Terenzio is the first star of the week. The Halifax Moosehead’s backstop collected three wins in three games with stellar performances in Moncton and in Acadie-Bathurst. He also earned another win at home versus the Titan on Saturday. He finished the week with a 0.86 goals-against-average and .971 save percentage by stopping 68 of the 70 shots he faced. Terenzio earned a star in the two games that he started.
Terenzio, a sixth round pick in this year’s QMJHL draft, came into the year as the back-up to the incumbent, Mathieu Corbeil (4th Rd Columbus, 2010). After some early season struggles by Corbeil, as well some heath issues, Terenzio has been getting a few more opportunities to play. His numbers have improved since the start of the year, culminating in the a hot week in December.
It would certainly not hurt the Mooseheads to have a bit of goaltender controversy, provided it is prompted by the stellar play of Terenzio. One goalie pushing the other can help win games.
Victoriaville Tigers right-winger Brandon Hynes is the second star of the week. The forward registered 4 goals and 3 helpers for a total of 7 points while posting an exceptional +7 rating in two wins against the Huskies and the Foreurs. He was also named the second star of the game last Saturday in Rouyn-Noranda.
Finally, Gatineau Olympiques forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau is the third star following a stretch in which the Olympiques collected an impressive three wins. He recorded 4 goals and 4 assists for a total of 8 points. Pageau also managed to maintain a +6 rating. Last week, he won the Olympiques’ mid-season offensive player award.