Superpowered Sags at Home

Superpowered Sags at Home


After a very eventful summer, the Chicoutimi Saguenéens were able to reunite with their fans for their second preseason game, Tuesday, at the Center Georges-Vézina. For once, the Sags crushed the Baie-Comeau Drakkar 8-0.

A book to honor the 50th anniversary of the franchise, a draft bringing together 13 choices and a few exchanges by- here and there, the management of Chicoutimi has been busy during the summer.

While the selection camp is in full swing, it is a mixture of veterans and rookies who appeared before the Drakkar. In his second season in Saguenay, Andrei Loshko opened the scoring following a surplus. The latter was well started in the neutral zone by Étienne Tremblay-Mathieu and rookie Maxim Massé.

At the start of the second period, Jonathan Desrosiers doubled his team's lead. Well posted in the enclave, the defender only had to jump on the disc. Despite the importance of the game for some players, the first half of the match was quiet. However, after 30 minutes of play, the animosity took over when numerous scuffles broke out in front of the goalkeepers' goal.

Both goalkeepers used

< p>Moreover, the two Sags goalkeepers, Luciano Ruggiero and Louis-Félix Charrois, shared the net. Very effective for their camp, they interchanged in the middle of the middle period. At the very end of it, Loshko scored his second goal of the game. He made it 3-0 with a major league wrist shot.

The Blues increased their dominance in the third period. Étienne Tremblay-Mathieu, Félix Bédard, Marc-Antoine Séguin and Emmanuel Vermette (two goals) added their names to the scoresheet.

Rookies stand out

Ten rookies, including four defensemen, were part of the full roster of Bryan Lizotte, assistant general manager of Yanick Jean. Chicoutimi's first choice in 2022, Maxim Massé, collected two points in his first game in the blue and white uniform.

Other young people like Marek Beaudoin and Zach Boulianne stood out thanks to their speed and forecheck.