Islander has collected 14 points in eight games this season
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Halifax Mooseheads forward Darcy Ashley celebrates a goal.
Halifax Mooseheads’ forward Darcy Ashley seems intent on making up for lost time in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
The Brooklyn, P.E.I., native, who missed the first part of the regular season due to a broken thumb, was named the league’s Telus first star for the week of Oct. 21 to 27.
Charles-Éric Légaré from Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and Rouyn-Noranda Huskies netminder Alexandre Bélanger were named the league’s second and third star of the week, respectively.
In only eight league games so far this season, the 20-year-old son of Darrell and Ruthie Ashley of Brooklyn, has already amassed 14 points, including eight points in the three games he played during the week just ended. He was in on 62 per cent of his team’s scoring during the week, registering two game-winning goals and maintaining a plus-six rating.
The 12-7 Mooseheads are currently first in the Maritime Division, three points ahead of the Charlottetown Islanders.
In a home game against Islanders last Wednesday Ashley took matters into his own hands with three points in the Herd’s 4-2 win.
He scored both the game-winner and the insurance goal. He had three assists, including one on the penalty kill two nights later in helping Halifax to a 5-2 win over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.
He had the game winner and an assist the following night in his teams’ 4-3 win over the Titan.
Besides player of the week honours, Ashley was first star of the game in the Mooseheads’ game against the Islanders and in their Saturday night game against the Titan.