QMJHL: third loss for the Océanic in three days in Abitibi

QMJHL: Third Oceanic loss in three days in Abitibi


RIMOUSKI | Despite a more constant effort this Sunday in Val-d'Or, the Rimouski Océanic suffered a third loss in as many days in Abitibi, this time 3-1 against the Foreurs.  

Lyam Jacques avoided the shutout for Serge Beausoleil's squad with his first career goal in the QMJHL late in the game. Kale MacCullum, Zachaël Turgeon and Nathan Drapeau scored for the winners. 

“We were in the game the whole game. We are going through a bad time and we will get through it together. Our goalkeeper Hamrla did well. Our captain Frédéric Brunet is doing good things. He's eager to score his first goal, but he's playing well both ways. We are moving forward as a team. It's a learning curve for young people,” analyzed Océanic head coach Serge Beausoleil. p>

The Foreurs totally dominated the first period. The shots figure of 16-6 in favor of the hosts, including 11 dangerous shots against three, reflects the pace of the period well. Zachaël Turgeon opened the scoring in the 7th minute of play by seizing the return of Kale MacCullum, on the power play. At the end of the period, Justin Robidas hit the post while his team had the power play. 

A better second for the Océanic

Much better period in the second in the Océanic camp, in all facets of the game. The forecheck was more sustained and more effective. The captain, Frédéric Brunet, took things in hand, well supported by the Blais, Mathieu, St-Denis and Jacques. William Provost hit the post, on the power play. Brunet and Mathieu sacrificed themselves by blocking shots in the defensive zone. 

The Foreurs added two goals in the third

Kale MacCullim doubled the The Foreurs advance in third on a perfect shot into the top corner, on the power play. A few seconds later, Mont-Jolien Nathan Drapeau scored his first goal in a Foreurs uniform. Lyam Jacques scored his first of his career on a bizarre play as his long shot hit the bay window to return behind the Blackburn keeper to cross the goal line and deprive the Foreurs goalkeeper of a shutout.&nbsp ;

In brief

The name of Xavier Fillion is added to the list of injured which already includes Mathis Aguilar and Luke Coughlin. Jude Campbell was the only healthy player cut. The Océanic will host the Baie-Comeau Drakkar for a doubleheader on Friday and Saturday.