Edouard Michaud isn't eligible for an NCAA scholarship and is too old to be drafted into the National Hockey League, but the Grande Prairie Storm forward no doubt caught the attention of scouts at the Alberta Junior Hockey League Showcase in Camrose on Friday.
The 20-year-old, who isn't eligible for an NCAA scholarship because he played major junior hockey back in his home province of Quebec and is two years past the NHL draft age of 18, had a pair of goals at the Showcase in a 4-2 loss to the defending AJHL champion Brooks Bandits.
Michaud now has nine goals in seven games and leads the Storm with 13 points. Friday's game was the third in a row in which he has scored two goals. He has points in five of the seven Storm games this year.
His second goal was a shorthanded effort in the third period – the final goal of the game after the Bandits had taken 2-0 and 4-1 period leads. Michaud also scored a powerplay goal in the second.
The third period was a rough and tumble one with 14 minor penalties and two 10 minute misconducts and a game misconduct handed out.
The Bandits ended up with eight powerplays and scored on one of them while the Storm had one on four PP chances.
Ryan Mahshie scored three times for the Bandits while Simon Boyko, on the PP, got the other.
Charles-Olivier Levesque was in net for the Storm looking at 31 shots while GP fired 25 at Mitchel Benson at the other end.
The loss keeps the Storm in sixth place in the North Division, one point back of the Bonnyville Pontiacs and one up on the seventh place Lloydminster Bobcats.
They wrap up Showcase with a game against the Calgary Mustangs on Saturday at 1 p.m.