Quebec begins road trip with shutout victory over Moncton Brassard registered his second shutout with 30 saves

QUEBEC CITY, P.Q. — Beginning a road trip playing three games in three nights, the Quebec Remparts authored a shutout victory winning 3-0 against the Moncton Wildcats. For Philippe Boucher’s team, it was their fourth consecutive win. Nick Sorensen earned first star ending his game with one goal and two assists.

After a scoreless first period, where Quebec was shutout with the man-advantage in four occasions, Sorensen opened the scoring for Quebec taking advantage of a mistake by Wildcats defenseman Cameron Yarwood.Remparts logo Oct 13

Sorensen came out from behind the Moncton goal to surprise Wildcats goaltender Alex Dubeau on his right side with 11:25 remaining to the second period.

Quebec came back 2:16 later with a second goal. A great pass from Adam Erne gave an opportunity to Fabrice Herzog to go on a breakaway beating the Moncton netminder with a backhand shot on his left side at 10:51.

The best scoring chance for Moncton came from the stick of former Remparts J.C. Campagna but Francois Brassard made the save. Later in the period the Wildcats got a two men advantages for 53 seconds but without real good scoring opportunity.

Trailing by two with 2:08 remaining in the third period Moncton head coach former Philadelphia defenseman Daren Rumble pulled his starting goalie in favor of a sixth attacker.

With 24 seconds left to the third period Brassard made a key save against Moncton right winger Conor Garland to preserve his second shutout.

But with six seconds left to the game Kurt Etchegary completed the effort by Herzog and Sorensen (his third point) in an empty net for a 3-0 win.

Quebec traveled immediately after the game direction of Saint John where the Remparts will face the Saint John Sea Dogs on Saturday.

Five other games were on QMJHL schedule on Friday

Chicoutimi 3 vs. Acadie-Bathurst 4

Val-d’Or 2 vs. Halifax 5

Baie-Comeau 7 vs. Sherbrooke 1

Gatineau 3 vs. Drummondville 4 (overtime)

Rimouski 3 vs. Shawinigan 4

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