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Weeks Crushers goaltender Brandon Thibeau was named the MHL's second star for the week ending Nov. 3.
The 20-year-old from Riverview, N.B. makes his second appearance in the three star selection this season on the back of a 2-0 performance on the week. Along with a perfect win-loss record, the veteran netminder posted a shutout, sported a microscopic GAA of 0.48 and a save percentage of .986 as the Crushers swept their trek through Northern New Brunswick.
On Friday night in Campbellton, Thibeau made 44 saves in regulation and another two in a shootout as the Crushers kept their winning streak alive at five games thanks to a 1-0 win over the Tigers.
The next night in Miramichi, Thibeau and the Crushers held the formidable Timberwolves offense at bay, making 28 saves in a 4-1 victory for the visitors, their sixth in a row.
This time, Thibeau earned second star honors for his efforts in the game and his Crushers cracked the CJHL Top 20 rankings for the first time this season, landing in the 19th spot. Thibeau’s record on the season is every bit as impressive as the team for which he plays – a 10-2-2 record in 14 games to go along with a 2.59 GAA, .924 save percentage and two shutouts.
Ross Martin of the Amherst Ramblers was named the first star, while Colby Lanceleve of the Truro Bearcats earned third star honours as all three came from the Eastlink Division.