The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League announced the three stars for the month of November today. Halifax Mooseheads fans will be interested in who was named on the monthly stars this time as two players on the Herd were given a star. Rookie Nico Hischier was named 1st star of the month while veteran Max Fortier follows right after with 2nd star honours.
Hischier was named a star of the week twice so far this season and had a very strong month in terms of scoring. The 17 year old leads the league in rookie scoring by a large margin. He had 14 goals and 25 points in 11 games played in the past 30 days, collecting points in every game in November except for the last match against Quebec last night. The Naters, Switzerland natve maintained a +10 rating during the month and has helped his line of Fortier and Connor Moynihan become one of the most dangerous in the league. Nico is one of the top prospects for the 2017 NHL entry draft.
Fortier has streaked up the leaderboard in November with 7 goals and 26 points this month and is now a top of the league scoring. Twice the almost 19 year old has recorded 6 points during a game, leading to first star honours from the media. The Montreal, QC native has been good when Halifax has been down a man on the ice, scoring 5 shorthanded goals (3 in November) which leads the Q. Max had a +6 rating during the month and was even rewarded with a second stint on Team QMJHL for the Canada/Russia series.
Francois Beachemin of the Val-d’Or Foreurs rounds out the stars of the month being named third star by the league. The 20 year old had 22 points in his team’s 11 games.
Congratulations to our boys for being rewarded for their hard work. Hope there is many more to come and many more exciting games for the Mooseheads.