10/19 Recap: Leduc ties mark

Written By Kris Baker on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 | 10/19/2011

Jerome Gauthier-Leduc tied a QMJHL record for defensemen Wednesday, scoring a goal for the seventh consecutive game and adding an assist to lead Rimouski to a 4-3 win over Val-d'Or. Tying the league mark set back in the 1979-80 season just adds style points to the impressive 10-game point streak Leduc has enjoyed since being sent back from Sabres training camp. Headlined by 10 goals in as many games, the dazzling defender currently places 4th on the QMJHL leaderboard with 23 points. He'll look to break the record Friday against his former team, the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.



Overshadowed in all of the Leduc hoopla was the first goal of the year from the stick of Val-d'Or captain, Cedrick Henley. The 6'5 forward breaks the seal in game #11 of the young season, snapping a 20-game goal slump going back to last February. The Foreurs travel to Drummondville on Friday.



In WHL play, Mark Pysyk (-1) was cited for his first fighting major of the year as Edmonton scored late to overcome Moose Jaw, 2-1. The scrap with 6'2, 185-pound Jordan Wyron, which ensued in the crease just as the Warrior forward had given his club a 1-0 lead, was the fifth of the mild-mannered Pysyk's career. Standout defenseman Griffin Reinhardt ('12) scored both Edmonton goals. The Oil Kings play host to Portland Friday night at  Rexall.

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