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BOLDUC RIDING FIVE-GAME POINT STREAK:
With Blainville-Boisbriand Armada in the QMJHL, Samuel Bolduc has the scoring touch and is riding a five-game point streak with seven points (5G, 2A) during that span.
Bolduc received the third star of the game honors on Nov. 23 as he posted a two-point game (1G, 1A) and scored the game-winner in overtime to help the Armada defeat Rimouski 3-2. On Sunday night, the Isles 2019 second round pick (57th overall) scored twice and was named the second star of the game as Blainville-Boisbriand put on a 7-3 clinic over Val-d'Or.
Bolduc now has 14 points (6G, 8A) in 24 games, tied for most among Armada defensemen.
Bolduc and the Blainville-Boisbriand are ranked ninth overall in the Q with 28 points and a record of 13-10-2.
NEWKIRK MISSES TWO GAMES AFTER SKATE CUT:
Reece Newkirk had an injury scare on Nov. 20 against Vancouver when he was cut in the arm with a skate. The incision fortunately missed an artery on Newkirk's arm, but he was immediately taken off of the ice and did not return. The 18-year-old center has not returned to the lineup since.
Portland Head Coach Mike Johnston confirmed to beat reporters that Newkirk was OK following the incident. "It looked like a very deep cut to me on his wrist, it looked scary. It seems like he is okay, so whether that means he will be back in a week, or two, I don't know. But he is okay."
Newkirk was on a four-game point streak (1G, 6A) prior to the injury. Through 26 games this season, Newkirk leads Portland with 26 points (6G, 20A).
The Winterhawks are ranked sixth overall in the WHL with a record of 15-5-3 and 33 points.
ADAMS ADDS TWO POINTS IN SERIES SWEEP:
In the NCAA, Collin Adams compiled a two-point weekend to help North Dakota complete a weekend sweep over NCHC foe St. Cloud on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23. Adams scored his third game-winning goal of the season and added an assist in the Fighting Hawks' 4-2 win on Friday night.
During his junior campaign, Adams has posted a career-high 11 points (5G, 6A). Adams and North Dakota lead in conference play with their 5-0-1 record and are ranked fifth overall in the NCAA with a record of 8-1-2.