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BIBEAU SCORES FIRST GOAL WITH CHICOUTIMI
Felix Bibeau scored his first goal with his new club on Dec. 28 after being traded from the Quebec Remparts to the Chicoutimi Sagueneens on Dec. 12. Bibeau and Chicoutimi doubled up Rimouski 6-3. Bibeau is also riding a three-game point streak with four points (1G, 3A) during that span.
This season, the Isles' 2019 sixth rounder (178th overall) has 39 points (18G, 21) through 40 games played, four of which are with the Sagueneens. Bibeau and Chicoutimi are ranked second overall in the QMJHL with a record of 25-6-4 and 54 points.
NEWKIRK SCORES IN BACK-TO-BACK GAMES
In the WHL, Reece Newkirk continued his tear with the Portland Winterhawks as the Isles 2019 fifth rounder (147th overall) scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season in back-to-back contests. Newkirk found the back of the net on Dec. 27 to help the Winterhawks best Tri-City 3-2. The following evening on Dec. 28, Newkirk scored on Seattle's empty net to help seal a 4-1 victory for Portland.
Through 32 games this season, the center has 40 points (14G, 26A) and leads the Winterhawks in assists and points. Overall in the WHL, Newkirk and Portland are ranked third with 52 points and a record of 24-6-4.
ISKHAKOV NETS FIFTH GOAL OF THE SEASON
In the NCAA, Ruslan Iskhakov potted his fifth goal of the season for the University of Connecticut Huskies against Dartmouth on Dec. 29. The Huskies ended up losing the game 4-3 to Dartmouth.
Through 16 games in his sophomore season, the Isles' 2018 second rounder (43rd overall) has 10 points (5G, 5A). Iskhakov and UCONN are tied for sixth in the Hockey East standings with Boston College and Maine. UCONN has a conference record of 4-4-2 and an overall record of 7-7-4.
GOLYSHEV SCORES FIRST SHG OF THE SEASON
Over in the KHL, Anatoly Golyshev scored his fifth goal of the season and first shorthanded goal this year to help Avtomobilist claim a 2-1 overtime win over Admiral on Dec. 25. Through 25 games this season, the Isles' 2016 fourth rounder (95th overall) has compiled 14 points (5G, 9A).
Golyshev and Avtomovilist are ranked fourth in the Eastern conference of the KHL with 52 points and a record of 15-12-14.