Bourque makes quick mark in Quebec
Third-rounder red-hot in first-ever major junior preseason game
The son of Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque , Ryan scored a goal and two assists in leading the Quebec Remparts to a 4-2 win over the visiting Rimouski Oceanic.
Bourque picked up his first preseason point just 50 seconds into the game, drawing the primary assist on Kelsey Tessier's goal that gave Quebec a 1-0 lead. Bourque later scored a power-play goal at 9:10 of the middle period to tie the score at 2-2 and had the primary assist on the game-winner by Tessier, which gave Quebec a 3-2 lead at 18:52 of the second period.
It came as no surprise that Bourque was named the game's No. 1 Star. He will take a break from the QMJHL next month to be a part of the Rangers prospects team that will play in the Traverse City (Mich.) Prospects Tournament.
Bourque was the second Rangers draft pick to play in a QMJHL preseason game over the weekend. On Saturday, 2008 Rangers fifth-rounder Chris Doyle scored the first preseason goal for Prince Edward Island in a 6-5 shootout win over visiting Halifax. Doyle's goal came at 12:42 of the opening period to tie the score at 1-1. He later scored the first goal in the overtime shootout.
|Team: Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
Height: 5-9 Weight: 175 lbs.
Born: Jan. 3, 1991