Friday, Oct 15, 2021. 10:10 PM
Montreal Canadiens prospect Joshua Roy had a four-point game in a 7-6 victory for the Sherbrooke Phoenix in front of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar.
The fifth round choice in the Habs last draft set the tone for this offensive festival with his fourth goal of the campaign. He was also an accomplice on the net of Stéphane fils Huard to bring the score to 3-0 Phoenix at the start of the second period.
Roy was not finished there. He made it 5-3 with his second goal of the game in the third period on a power play. He collected his fourth point a minute later when David Spacek made it 6-3 Phoenix.
The Drakkar did not give up and three consecutive goals created a tie. Niks Fenenko, Vincent Collard and Anthony Lavoie hit the target in less than five minutes to bring the two teams back to square one.
Julien Anctil made the difference with his fifth goal of the season with less than two minutes to go in the game.
Desnoyers shines for Halifax
The Halifax Mooseheads had the last laugh in an offensive feast that ended with the score 6-4.
Cataracts 4 – Mooseheads 6
Elliot Desnoyers distinguished himself offensively with one goal and four assists for the Mooseheads. Jordan Dumais also had a good night with two goals and two assists. Zachary L’Heureux collected a goal and an assist.
As for the Cataractes, Olivier Nadeau provided the answer with also a four-point evening. He scored a goal and was an accomplice on three goals for his teammates. Mavrik Bourque had one goal and two assists in the loss.
A white game for the Saguenéens
Sergei Litvinov was perfect in front of 35 shots and the Chicoutimi Saguenéens shut out the Gatineau Olympiques 3-0 at the Center Georges-Vézina.
Litvinov kept up the fort in the first period, fending off 17 pucks, and he recorded the first shutout of his QMJHL career in his 11th game.
Matej Kaslik got one goal and one assist for the Saguenéens, who found their way back to victory after suffering three straight losses. Yanick Jean’s men had scored only three goals during this streak.
Julien Hébert and Félix Lafrance also hit the target for the Chicoutimi team. William Rouleau was complicit in the goal of his two teammates.
The Olympiques, who have high expectations this season, have lost four of their first five outings this season. Vegas Golden Knights first-round pick Zachary Dean and top prospect Tristan Luneau for the upcoming NHL Draft did not play.
Emerik Despatie gave in twice in 19 shots in front of the Gatineau goal.
His evening started badly when a capricious leap from the gang allowed Hébert to send the puck into an abandoned net.
Despatie was not at the end of his troubles when the Saguenéens doubled their lead, at 15:32 of the second engagement. Lafrance unleashed a powerful shot from the point that the Olympiques goalkeeper has never seen.
Kaslik completed the score in an empty net, moments before the clash ended in uproar.
Elsewhere in the QMJHL
Eagles 5 – Sea Dogs 4 (tirs de barrage)
CAP: Jérémy Langlois and Dawson Stairs had one goal and two assists
SJS: William Dufour finished the match with two goals
Voltigeurs 6 – Tigers 0
DRU: shutout of only 17 stops for Riley Mercer
VIC: Nikolas Hurtubise has yielded five times on 23 shots
Armada 2 – Drillers 3
BLB: Anri Ravinskis and Miguël Tourigny have found the back of the net
VDO: Justin Robidas broke the tie with less than five minutes in the third period
Remparts 6 – Huskies 2
QC: James Malatesta had two goals and one assist.
ROU: Samuel Richard made 38 saves in the loss