QMJHL: 4th loss in as many games for the Océanic

QMJHL: 4th loss in as many games for the Oceanic

UPDATE DAY

Jonathan Fauchon and Alexis Gendron each scored twice to lead the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada to a 5-2 win over the Océanic this Sunday in Rimouski. Serge Beausoleil's squad lost their first four games of the season.  

The Océanic pilot saw encouraging signs, despite the loss. “I liked the effort, but we got into trouble with penalties in the offensive zone and with some costly turnovers in the defensive zone. We did not give up in third. It’s positive,” analyzed Serge Beausoleil. 

“We lacked opportunism in the third period. You have to control what you can control. Scoring gave us confidence,” commented the scorer of the first goal for the Océanic, Luka Verreault. 

An expensive penalty

The Armada opened the scoring in the second minute of play, during a penalty from Verreault in the opposing zone. Zach Biggar beat Patrik Hamrla with a wrist shot from the blue line into the top of the net. The Océanic generated a few good chances in opposing territory afterwards, without managing to register in the score. The Armada doubled their lead on a double power play in the middle of the engagement. Alexis Gendron complemented the efforts of Thomas Cardinal and Josh Lawrence. 

Veteran's blunder

A blunder in defensive territory by William Dumoulin allowed the Armada to make it 3-0 early in the second period. Jonathan Fauchon capitalized on the fine pass from Alexis Brisson. In the middle of the engagement, Luka Verreault (1st) revived the crowd at the Colisée Financière Sun Life by grabbing a loose puck in the enclave, following a pass from the skate of Maxim Coursol. The Océanic managed to sell off a double numerical inferiority at the end of the period, thanks to the good work of Gaudio, Maltais and Gauthier. 

In the third, Jonathan Fauchon added a fourth goal for the Armada with his second of the game, this time shorthanded. Shawn Pearson scored his first career goal to close the gap to two goals. He complemented the efforts of Julien Béland and Jacob Mathieu, who were the most intense forwards with Maël St-Denis in the losing side. Gendron added a fifth goal late in the game. 

Brief

Shawn Pearson was added to the Océanic lineup at the place of Alexandre Blais. Luke Coughlin (injured) and Cory MacGillivray (cut) were also absent. Two changes at the Armada as Nicolas Sheehan got the start and Xavier Sarrasin replaced Colby Huggan. The Océanic will host the Sags on Friday.