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QMJHL's Riendeau, Girard earn weekly Canadian Hockey League honours

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TORONTO - Drummondville Voltigeurs forward Yannick Riendeau was named the Canadian Hockey League player of the week Tuesday, while Gabriel Girard of the Shawinigan Cataractes earned weekly goaltending honours.

Riendeau had 11 points (five goals, six assists) in four games to lead the Voltigeurs in their quest to win the Presidents Cup. Drummondville and Shawinigan are tied at three wins apiece in the QMJHL final, with Game 7 going Tuesday night in Drummondville.

Riendeau scored his 16th power-play goal of the post-season in Game 6 on Sunday to tie a QMJHL record for most man-advantage goals in the playoffs.

Riendeau, a 20-year-old from Boucherville, Que., leads the league with 49 points (27-22) in 18 playoff games. The 27 goals is the third-highest single-season total in QMJHL playoff history.

Taylor Hall of the Windsor Spitfires and Joel Broda of the Calgary Hitmen were also considered for the award.

Girard earned the nod among goaltenders after posting a pair of wins last week, with a 0.88 goals-against average and a .970 save percentage.

Andrew Engelage of the Spitfires and Martin Jones of the Hitmen were the other nominees.

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