It’s been another season of fits and starts for Washington Capitals prospect Hendrix Lapierre, as the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) paused for all of January due to the COVID pandemic.
To Lapierre’s credit, he’s dealt with the regular intermittent pauses fairly well. After spending more than 70 days in quarantine last season, and playing just 16 games so far this season, Lapierre has found a way to ramp up his game and in quick fashion. He has four goals and four assists in the first five games back since the latest QMJHL season restart on February 5.
Lapierre would score in the first period of the first game back after the January pause. He also had an assist and was named the second star of the game against Blaineville-Boisbriand on February 5.
— Titan d’Acadie-Bathurst (@ABTitan) February 5, 2022
Lapierre would score his next goal in Acadie-Bathurst’s next game on February 10 against the Armada.
— Titan d’Acadie-Bathurst (@ABTitan) February 11, 2022
Lapierre would then make it three goals in the first three games back, notching a tally against Victoriaville on February 11.
— Titan d’Acadie-Bathurst (@ABTitan) February 12, 2022
Lapierre’s latest goal came on Thursday night. He also recorded an assist in the game against Victoriaville.
— Titan d’Acadie-Bathurst (@ABTitan) February 18, 2022
For the season, Lapierre has nine goals and 17 assists in just 16 games played (1.625 points/game). He’s fired 62 shots for a 14.5% shooting percentage and is winning 50.9% of his faceoffs.
Lapierre is currently 8th in the team in goals, 6th in assists and second in points per game.
Acadie-Bathurst now sits third in the Maritime Division and seventh overall in the QMJHL. The Titan’s regular season schedule is slated to wrap-up on May 1st.
The story remains the same for Lapierre – he needs games. He’s played in just 104 games since 2018.
By Jon Sorensen