The Drakkar comes close to creating a surprise


BAIE-COMEAU | The Drakkar lost, but still picked up a point Monday afternoon, when they lost 5-4 in a shootout to the Drummondville Voltigeurs.

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Victims of a decisive loss of 6 to 2, the day before, against the Phœnix of Sherbrooke, the crew members reacted better during this short journey in the Centre-du-Québec.

Double by Niks Fenenko

Trailing 4-2 at the end of the third period, the Nord-Côtiers found a way to revive the debate and force an overtime period thanks to two consecutive goals from Latvian defender Niks Fenenko.

Neither team managed to stand out during extra time. The penalty shootout was necessary and ultimately favored the hosts, who scored on their three attempts, including Luke Woodworth’s decisive goal against goalkeeper Olivier Adam.

slow start

The first period ended 0-0 before seeing defender Émile Chouinard give the visitors the lead. The response from the locals was quick with the nets of Alexis Morin and the first of the game on the power play of Sam Oliver.

“The match started slowly and the two teams watched each other a lot. We had some good flashes in the second period, but errors and too much individualistic play then hurt us, ”acknowledged Drakkar driver Jean-François Grégoire.

The head coach again spoke of poor puck management in many plays.

“Defensively, we were less messy than the day before. The guys put some traffic in front of the net late in the game and it resulted in two shots and two goals. We will take this point abroad, ”added the leader.

  • The Drakkar will play its next game on October 14, against the Gatineau Olympiques.


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