The Remparts save themselves with the victory against the Océanic

The Remparts escape with the victory against the Oceanic


The Remparts were hot, but they were still able to pull themselves together and save themselves with a 4-2 win on Saturday at the Videotron Centre. < /p>

For the first time this season, the 7,784 fans in attendance were entitled to a complete roster for a home game for the Remparts, due to the return of all the veterans who participated in professional camps.

Even if Patrick Roy's players seemed to be looking for each other on a few occasions at the start of the match, the first period was all to the advantage of the team from the Old Capital.

James Malatesta first distinguished himself with a solid check in the opposing zone, early in the first period, before scoring his first goal of the season, a few minutes later. The forward completed a great maneuver prepared by Frantisek Ridzon and Nathan Gaucher.

The latter had also been honored by the Remparts before the game. They presented him with a souvenir frame for winning the gold medal at the Junior World Championship this summer with the Canadian squad.

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After 20 minutes, goalkeeper William Rousseau had faced only one shot.

However, Serge Beausoleil's men quickly attacked Rousseau's net in the second period, and William Dumoulin took the opportunity to tie the game. Dumoulin then became the accomplice of Luka Verreault, who scored with a shot on one reception on the power play.

When he returned to his supporters, Théo Rochette, however, assured the reply . The captain completed a tic-tac-toe game orchestrated by Charles Savoie and Zachary Bolduc to tie the game with less than five minutes remaining in the second period.

In the third period, defenseman Evan Nause unleashed a perfect shot in the upper part to score the winning goal.

With two minutes to play, James Malatesta tried to protect himself from a check, which earned him a roughing penalty, a decision that made the crowd react. The Remparts refused to give in, and Pier-Olivier Roy scored the insurance goal.

The “Red Devils” will resume their action Tuesday evening, in Chicoutimi, to face the Saguenéens.