The Drakkar sequence ends abruptly
BAIE-COMEAU | The Halifax Mooseheads quickly put an end to the Baie-Comeau Drakkar’s winning streak on Saturday afternoon, when they won by a score of 4 to 0 on the ice of the Henry-Leonard Center.
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Inspired on offense by the veterans of the team and on defense by goaltender Mathis Rousseau (33 saves), the visitors from Nova Scotia set the tone from the first period and remained in control until the very end. end.
The club’s three 20-year-old forwards, Evan Boucher, Josh Lawrence and Stéphane Huard Jr, led the winners’ offense with one goal each in the first 35 minutes of the game.
After starting the match with two consecutive penalties, the locals still held on and then benefited from good chances, without however managing to break through the wall of the enemy goalkeeper.
Lack of opportunism
“The lack of opportunism made a difference in the match. The guys had their chances without being able to score. In these times, you have to put more pucks in the net with more traffic to disturb the goalkeeper, ”commented pilot Jean-François Grégoire.
Shut out for the third time since the start of the campaign, the Drakkar did not play a bad game against a seasoned team.
“Despite the setback, the players continued to work and did not give up. We must now focus on tomorrow’s meeting [dimanche] against Chicoutimi. »
Markus Vidicek (in an empty net) scored the other goal for the winners who, for the second game in a row, were without the services of the Courteau circuit’s top scorer, Jordan Dumais.
Injured in one eye during the previous game against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, the Drakkar’s best defenseman since the start of the season, Niks Fenenko, headed to Quebec City to undergo surgery that will keep him away for a few weeks.
The members of the Côte-Nord crew will be back in front of their supporters on Sunday to receive a visit from the Saguenéens.