No. 1 Star - Antoine Bibeau, Val-d'Or Foreurs
Et la première étoile… the first star… the Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Antoine Bibeau got a good preview of what he can expect if he ever makes the NHL, mainly, facing over 50 shots on a weeknight game in Southern Ontario. Ho hum. Bibeau, the QMJHL playoffs MVP, continued his dominant spring and earned a 51-save shutout in the tournament opener against the London Knights, the second highest scoring team in the Ontario Hockey League.
Bibeau, though, impressed in his first start in the MasterCard Memorial Cup. Val-d'Or were the tired team going into the first game of the tournament, and it showed. The Foreurs were out-shot 20-9 in the first period and 33-14 through two, but you couldn't get a handful of rice past Bibeau. He parried several scoring opportunities on odd-man rushes during the first period, and stood tall against Bo Horvat on a penalty shot in the third, which preserved the Val-d'Or 1-0 lead.Read More »from MasterCard Memorial Cup: Bibeau, Mantha own spotlight in tourney opener – Friday’s 3 Stars