The Rocket dominates the Crunch to end the year
The Laval Rocket ended its 2022 year in style with a 5-1 win over the Syracuse Crunch on Friday night, in front of its supporters at Place Bell.
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The school club of the Montreal Canadiens put their foot on the accelerator from the start in the second period. Recognized for his hard work, Rafaël Harvey-Pinard lived up to his reputation by creating the tie with a precise shot into the top corner, from a tight space in front of the net.
Joël Teasdale was illustrated in turn a few minutes later. He overtook the two opposing defenders by executing a nice feint before beating opposing goalkeeper Jack LaFontaine with a weak shot.
It was the visitors who opened the scoring midway through the first period. Quebecer Daniel Walcott obtained an assist on the net of his teammate Declan Carlile.
Rem Pitlick and Alex Belzile scored the insurance goals in the third after a costly five-minute penalty from Gabriel Fortier. For his part, defender Olivier Galipeau hit the bottom of an empty net.
Jean-François Houle’s troops are enjoying success these days, as they won a fourth straight game, including a third in a row against the Crunch.
The Rocket’s next two games will take place at home next Wednesday and Friday against the Manitoba Moose. He will then hit the road to face the Rochester Americans and the Crunch.