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Junior report - Jan. 26, 2011

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL -- While these Canadiens’ prospects may still be young, they continue to post impressive numbers with each of their respective teams. Here’s a small glimpse at the recent performances of some of the Habs’ brightest rising stars.

Michael Bournival (Shawinigan Cataractes – QMJHL)

Almost a full month into 2011 and Habs’ prospect Michael Bournival has maintained his strong play while continuing to climb the ranks of the QMJHL.

The Shawinigan Cataractes are currently riding a four-game winning streak during which Bournival has provided some important production for his team. The 6’0” 187lbs captain has contributed key offence in each matchup, beginning with scoring a goal and adding an assist in a 4-3 win over Gatineau.

Bournival would go on to score the game winning goal in a 4-0 shutout of the Victoriaville Tigers and then dominate the scoresheet, potting another goal and chipping in two more helpers to beat Chicoutimi 3-2. The Cataractes’ captain would end his week recording another two assists, including one on the game-winner against Baie-Comeau.

His 21 goals and 31 assists with Shawinigan this season are good enough to currently rank him 17th overall in league scoring in the QMJHL.

Brendan Gallagher (Vancouver Giants, WHL)

Building off a great start to the year, Brendan Gallagher continues to draw attention thanks to some solid offensive production. Having already notched 62 points in 48 games played so far this season, Gallagher recently earned his second hat-trick of the season in a matchup against the Chilliwack Bruins on Jan. 23.

With two games still to play in the month of January, Gallagher has already amassed 15 points, seven of them goals, since the beginning of 2011. Keeping the same pace would put him on a trajectory to easily eclipse his production from last season in which he registered 41 goals and 40 assists over the course of 72 games.

Justin Fragapane is a writer for

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