(Rimouski) Patrick Roy will have to wait before enjoying its 250th victory. Due to a strong start to the game, the Oceanic was unable to reach that mark with a 4-3 win at the expense of the Quebec Remparts last night in front of 4178 spectators thrilled to the Colosseum in Rimouski.
Jonathan Lavoie, with his second of the match, scored the winning goal, breaking a 3-3 tie with 10 minutes left in the third. Félix Lefrançois (21st) and Michael Beaudry (12th) also scored for the Oceanic, while Mikael Tam (11th), Mirko Hoefflin (11th) and Ryan Bourque (22nd) scored for the Remparts, who had managed to fill a delay of 3-0 waking up after the second period. Bombarded with 40 shots, Carl Hozjan did not get the first star to nothing for the Oceanic.
Head coach of the Remparts, however, was forced to juggle his lines in the first period due to the expulsion of King Frederick for giving the tape to the place of Alex MacDonald before the bench of the Oceanic. Before retreating to the locker room, the 88 had to answer for his actions before Jarrad Struthers. The punishment does not lead to Roy automatic suspension, but any code 4 requires the prefect of discipline LHJQM to review the scene. MacDonald returned to the game in the second period.
"It has perhaps not started the match as we had hoped. The Oceanic was more dominant than we at first. We dominated the other two periods, and it's bad luck behind the net on the last goal that hurts us. We dominated 40-25 in shots, we surely have done good things, "said Patrick Roy.
"Not a disgraceful act"
The checking from behind Roy did not qu'ébranlé the victim because the Remparts have also appeared shaken. Oceanic turned the sequence to its advantage to score two goals in the space of one minute and 24 seconds while both teams were playing four against four.
The Oceanic has struck at the speed of lightning shorthanded early in the second to end the evening's work of Louis Domingo, but the rest of the period was dominated by the Remparts, who reduced the gap to 3-2 in addition to pressure in the offensive zone with speed.
They continued on the same note in the third, taking advantage of a defensive blunder to create space for equality. But the Oceanic has not dropped, taking a lead with 10:35 to the delight of the crowd.
The Red Devils captain was pointing the wrong starting to explain his defeat. "We dominated thereafter. It's flat losing, because the two points were important, but give us five more minutes and we beat them, "Tam felt.
In the locker room, Roy Frederick preferred to keep silent about the sequence that led to his expulsion. His coach was said to agree with the decision of officials, "but it was not a burden, because he was completing its defeat as the request, and the player was in a vulnerable position. It was not a disgraceful act, and I think it will stop there, "Roy added, resuming his speech later on the windows and the bands are too rigid in certain cities of the QMJHL.