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Quebec Pee Wee Blue Jackets Update No. 2

Sunday, 02.17.2008 / 2:29 PM / Features
By Blue Jackets Staff  - Writer

Saturday's game was played at the Galeries de la Capitale Shopping Center. This rink in the "middle of the mall" setting was an intriguing site for players and parents alike.

Greeted by an indoor roller coaster as we arrived, we learned this is a "Mega Park" and it is the second largest indoor amusement park in North America. It has family rides like bumper cars, a ferris wheel, and a zip line obstacle course just to name a few. With the snow piles in the mall parking lot easily hitting 20-feet, it is no wonder the people of Quebec combine shopping, recreation and entertainment to under one roof. Some worried of the distraction factor of playing at this rink – but it proved to be a non-issue.

The Quebec Blue Jackets posted and impressive 5-2 victory over the Gatineau Olympiques for their first victory in Quebec. The Quebec Blue Jackets came out strong and raced to an early 2-0 lead with a goal by Kiefer Sherwood (assists by McDonald and Urbanic) and a goal by Connor McDonald (assists by Ebner and Urbanic). The Olympiques battled back and tied the score at 2-2 after two periods. The third period was all Quebec Blue Jackets. Cam Cristofoli, scoring his second goal of the tourney (assisted by Urbanic and Knapp), making the score 3-2. Mark Damante then scored (assist by Sadler) to make it 4-2 and Justin Sadler then added an empty net goal to make the final 5-2.

Although he did not score a goal, John Urbanic was the game's first star. Urbanic came ready to play and his hustle and effort resulted in assisting on the first three goals. Overall team positioning and puck support by the Quebec Blue Jackets contributed to this victory.

The Quebec Blue Jackets are currently 1-1 on the trip. They take the day off from hockey on Sunday and will enjoy the Snow Park and have a team dinner with all the Billet families.

The next game for the team will be on Monday when they play an opponent (to be determined later) in the morning and then play the Middlesex Islanders in the afternoon.

The Quebec Blue Jackets took a big step today and showed they belong in the upper level of the tournament. If the team shows the confidence and desire they did today, they will be able to compete with any team in the tournament.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Johansen 82 33 30 3 63
J. Wisniewski 75 7 44 0 51
B. Dubinsky 76 16 34 5 50
C. Atkinson 79 21 19 -4 40
A. Anisimov 81 22 17 -2 39
N. Foligno 70 18 21 5 39
R. Umberger 74 18 16 -3 34
M. Letestu 82 12 22 1 34
J. Johnson 82 5 28 -7 33
B. Jenner 72 16 13 6 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 32 20 5 .923 2.38
C. McElhinney 10 11 1 .909 2.70
 
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