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FutureStarrFuture Stars Cup Halifax 2019 OR
The 2019 edition of the Future Stars Cup will be held on Saturday, October 26 in Halifax, Canada. It’s an online tournament that sees some of the best Canadian players go head-to-head for the $25,000 USD prize.
Andrews Hockey Growth Programs is thrilled to host the 1st Annual 2Line Hockey Takedown in Halifax! 2Line Hockey was established in 2014 with the understanding that more ice time = more development and more fun for those involved. The 2020 2Line Hockey Takedown is a great way to Get in the Game before the winter hockey season kicks into full gear! The unique and exciting feature of this tournament is that players have the ability to create their own teams. Players get together a team of 10 skaters (2 lines) and 1 goalie and enter the tournament as a team. Each team will have an opportunity to play a minimum of 4 games with lots of ice time for all of those players involved!
The skinny: NHL draft-eligible winger Raphael Lavoie paced the Mooseheads offence through the QMJHL playoffs, leading all scorers with 20 goals in 23 games. Halifax nearly suffered a first-round upset, having to go to a Game 7 against the Quebec Remparts just to advance. A first-round exit could have raised questions about the Mooseheads being good enough to compete with three league champions as the host team. But they proved their legitimacy by sweeping the Moncton Wildcats, taking down the higher-ranked Drummondville Voltigeurs and going six games with Rouyn-Noranda for the President Cup. (Source: thestarphoenix.com)
Halifax has eight NHL prospects on its roster, including defenceman Jared MacIsaac (Detroit), who was part of Canada’s 2019 world junior team, while veteran forward Samuel Asselin did his part after being acquired from defending Memorial Cup champion Acadie-Bathurst, leading the team in the regular season with 48 goals and 86 points in 68 games. The Mooseheads went 25-5-4 at the Scotiabank Centre this season for the third best winning percentage on home ice (.794).
Abbandonato played the first two rounds against the Shawinigan Cataractes and Victoriaville Tigres before going down with mononucleosis ahead of Round 3. Forwards Joel Teasdale (the QMJHL post-season points leader with 34 in 20 games), Felix Bibeau and Rafael Harvey-Pinard and defenceman Noah Dobson carried much of the workload offensively against the Rimouski Oceanic without their captain, who returned for the final, while Samuel Harvey did his part in net with a playoff-best 1.97 goals-against average. Dobson, part of last year’s Acadie-Bathurst Memorial Cup championship team coached by Pouliot, went on to be named QMJHL playoff MVP with 29 points in 20 games. (Source: thestarphoenix.com)