Halifax trounces Quebec 11-2

QUEBEC CITY, P.Q. — Led offensively by Jonathan Drouin (1-3), Dominic Beauchemin (2-1), Konrad Abeltshauser and Stephen MacAuley (2-1), the Halifax Mooseheads completely dominates Quebec in front of 13,391 Quebec fans.
 

Halifax left winger Jonathan Drouin (27) ended his game with 1 goal 3 assists photo by Serge Poulin

Halifax left winger Jonathan Drouin (27) ended his game with 1 goal 3 assists photo by Serge Poulin


Losers of their last four games Quebec hoped to end their winless streak against a team that won their last three. Leading 7-2 in shots on goal after first ten minutes of first period the Mooseheads returned to their locker room leading by two and scoring their goals in 1:17 seconds.
 
Halifax left winger Dominic Beauchemin was the first to beat Francois Brassard with a shot that deflected off one of his teammates before going in at 16:02. Martin Frk only had to push the puck behind Quebec netminder after great pass from Jonathan Drouin 1:17 later.
 
“It certainly was a good game for us, tonight our execution with the puck we were always options. Players were involved physically we always moved the puck very well. Overall in a game like that it’s hard to stick with your game plan with a big lead, but we respect our game.’ the Halifax head coach Dominique Ducharme.
Halifax forward Darcy Ashley (17) scores Mooseheads 7th goals photo by Serge Poulin

Halifax forward Darcy Ashley (17) scores Mooseheads 7th goals photo by Serge Poulin

 
“We didn’t have too much to say after a game like that, it has been a great game. In first period, as the game went on we gain confidence and we were comfortable. Scoring in second with only 11 seconds gone must gave them cold shower,” Ducharme continued. Halifax began second period adding a third goal with only 11 second gone. The shot from the slot by defenseman Stephen MacAuley gave no chance to Quebec netminder.
 
Halifax added four more goals before Quebec scored their first of two for the night leading 6-1 after forty minutes of play. Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin, scored Halifax goals number five and six at 10:20 and 14:45 before Quebec breaks the ice with Logan Shaw his 19th of the year at 16:10 during a penalty to Martin Frk.
 
Halifax came back in third sealing Quebec’s coffin adding five more goals before Quebec adds their last for the game coming out of the ice being humiliated 11-2. Quebec head coach decided to pull his starting netminder Brassard after Halifax first goal in third, sending Gabriel Parent in.
 
Brassard left after allowing eight goals on 33 Halifax shots.
 
Halifax goaltender Zachary Fucale made 14 saves on Quebec 15 shots in 49:29 of play before Chris Clarke came in playing the rest of the game photo by Serge Poulin

Halifax goaltender Zachary Fucale made 14 saves on Quebec 15 shots in 49:29 of play before Chris Clarke came in playing the rest of the game photo by Serge Poulin


Darcy Ashley (15) 1:18, Konrad Abelshauser first of two in third period 2:16 on power play Ryan Faulkenham (9th) also with a man advantage 5:25, Abeltshauser his second in the third period 8:45 and Stephen MacAuley at 9:25 with Halifax 11th goal of the game.
 
Back from the World Junior Championship (representing the Sweden) and missing several games due to sickness Nick Sorensen scored Quebec second goal at12:09.
 
Two words in Quebec head coach Patrick Roy some up his team loss, execution and intensity, “We didn’t match their intensity their execution were superior to ours. It is as simple as that.”
 
“If we want to be able to compete against other teams like that we must have better intensity, we have to be better in competition and execution.”
 
Quebec center Logan Shaw (11) prevents Quebec to be shutout by scoring Quebec first goal photo by Serge Poulin

Quebec center Logan Shaw (11) prevents Quebec to be shutout by scoring Quebec first goal photo by Serge Poulin


Quebec next game will be Sunday afternoon hosting the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.
 
Seven other games were on QMJHL schedule on Friday
Cape Breton 3 vs. Moncton 6
Val-d’Or 4 vs. Sherbrooke 1
Blainville-Boisbriand 5 vs. Victoriaville 1
Prince Edward Island 2 vs. Baie-Comeau 3
Shawinigan 4 vs. Chicoutimi 3
Rouyn-Noranda 1 vs. Gatineau 2
Drummondville 1 vs. Rimouski 5
 
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