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QMJHL announces finalists for Frank-J.-Selke Trophy

April 11, 2024 - Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) News Release

Boucherville, QC - The QMJHL continues to honour its own through the Golden Puck awards. Today, the finalists for the Frank-J.-Selke Trophy, presented to the most sportsmanlike yet effective player.

The three finalists are:

Justin Larose, Victoriaville Tigres

In his third QMJHL season, Larose saw his production rise from 24 to 80 points, making him the Tigres' leading scorer. He also led the team with 38 goals (5th in the QMJHL) and 17 power-play goals, ranking him second in the league. Finishing ninth in the league in scoring, Larose totaled just 26 penalty minutes in 68 games.

Preston Lounsbury, Moncton Wildcats

The Wildcats' top playmaker with 38 assists, Lounsbury finished fourth on the team in scoring with 57 points. With a +10 differential, his seven power-play goals earned him second place in that category. In his second full QMJHL season, the 5'11", 172 lb. center totaled only 6 penalty minutes.

Julien Paillé, Baie-Comeau Drakkar

This was Paillé's first full season in Baie-Comeau, following a 15-game stint in Gatineau two years ago. Paillé helped the Drakkar win the regular season championship with a total of 27 goals and 26 assists for a total of 53 points, sixth on the club's scoring list. His 27 goals tied him with captain Isaac Dufort for third place. Author of a +24 differential, Paillé spent just 12 minutes in the penalty box.

The winner will be announced tomorrow.

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