The Maritimes hold no secrets for the Remparts

The Maritimes hold no secrets for the Ramparts


The Quebec Remparts have given no quarter in their trip to the Maritimes. They stretched their winning streak to five by defeating the Saint-Jean Sea Dogs 6-2 on Sunday at TD Station. 

Thus, Patrick Roy's men proved that 'they can experience as much success away from their amphitheater as they do at the Videotron Centre. They have beaten the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, the Charlottetown Islanders and the Sea Dogs back to back, each time by a difference of at least four goals. 

The Red Devils showed their insatiable thirst for victory from the very first moments of the game. After only 12 seconds of play, Nathan Gaucher broke through the middle of the opposing defense to escape. The Anaheim Ducks first-round pick was unable to shoot, but the puck gently slipped under Ventsislav Shingarov's pads.

Just 2:46. later, the Deux-Montagnes native keeper allowed a generous throwback at the mouth of the net. Well placed, Andrew Gweon scored his first goal in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (LHJMQ).

Columbus Blue Jackets prospect James Malatesta quickly put the game out of reach for the Sea Dogs by flashing the red light twice. The speedy right winger rushed down the left flank to score his second goal of the game and his ninth of the season with a fierce wrist shot.

And 100 for Bolduc

At the very end of the duel, center Zachary Bolduc shook the strings for the 100th time in his career in the QMJHL. Théo Rochette and Pier-Olivier Roy were accomplices in this success in massive attack.

The Remparts certainly do not regret having paid the big price for the first Quebecer selected at the 2021 auction of the National League. In August 2021, they had paid out three first-round picks to get their hands on the Trifluvien, who was playing with the Rimouski Oceanic. He has since scored 60 goals and 112 goals in just 73 regular games, and 12 points in as many playoff games.

Before his success, his fifth of the campaign, Davis Cooper had made it 5 to 1 for the Remparts.

As for the hosts, it was Peter Reynolds and Cole Burbidge who managed to thwart William Rousseau. The masked man from the Remparts saved 23 pucks to sign the victory.

The Remparts will return to their thousands of fans for a five-game stay at home, which will begin on Saturday. They will then receive the Cape Breton Eagles.