QMJHL: a game to forget for the Saguenéens

QMJHL: a game to forget for the Saguenéens


The Chicoutimi Saguenéens came up against the aggressive and threatening Tigres in a 6-1 loss Wednesday night in Victoriaville. The Sags concluded their three-game road trip with a win and two losses. Bottled after several minutes in their area, the Blues gave up a first goal in the middle of the engagement. Thanks to an imposed traffic in front of Charles-Antoine Lavallée's net, Tommy Cormier deflected the shot of young defender Samuel Kingsley.

Although that first goal gave the Sags some energy afterwards, the hosts doubled their lead by the end of the first period. Justin Gendron completed a very quick play on the power play. The crowd favorites continued their streak going 3-1 early in the second period. Cormier collected his second goal of the game by accepting a fine pass from Maxime Pellerin during an overmanship. 

The Sags managed to register for the score less than a minute after from the third net of their rivals. Félix Bédard outpaced Nathan Darveau with a turnstile. 

Two penalty shots

Lavallée allowed his team to return the loss even less painful. Despite the six goals allowed, the 20-year-old goaltender held the fort against Alexandre Nadeau and Justin Sullivan on two penalty shots in the game. 

Tommy Cormier allowed his team to regain their lead of three goals by scoring his hat trick. Benjamin Vigneault and Nikita Prishchepov added two more goals to make it 6-1 for the Felines in the third period.