Quebec begins road trip with victory in Cape Breton

QUEBEC CITY, P.Q. —Winners in their last game in Quebec against Rouyn-Noranda last Sunday, Quebec began a three-game in four nights stretch on the road with the first stop in Cape Breton. After splitting goal in the opening period, Quebec came back with only one goal in middle frame and two others in the third period leading them to 4-1 victory over the Screaming Eagles.
 
Quebec was the first team to break the ice on Center Creebec in Cape Breton. Making the first save on Quebec Anthony Duclair, Screaming Eagles goaltender David Honzig saw Quebec right winger Axel Rioux taking the rebound and putting it behind the goal line with 17:01 to go in opening period.
 
In a fast pace first period, Cape Breton had to wait until 19:21 of the period to tie the score at one goal-a-piece.
 
Coming from behind the net center Michael Lyle scored his first of the year beating Quebec goalie Francois Brassard five holes. With 10.1 seconds remaining to first period Quebec defenseman Ryan Culkin has been found guilty of cross checking giving the chance to the home team to end the period and began the second on power play.
 
After successfully killing a penalty to their teammate defenseman Culkin to begin the second period Quebec was the only team to puck a puck behind opponent netminder to regain the lead in the game. Fans in the Center 200 had had to wait until last minute of middle frame to see third goal scored in the game.
 
More precisely with 10 seconds remaining in the period, defenseman Jeremy Beaudry beat Screaming Eagles goalie high on Honzig’s left side.
 
Beginning the game at seven defensemen Quebec head coach Patrick Roy lost one of his veteran defenseman in second period. Marc-Antoine Carrier didn’t return in the third period.
 
Quebec added two more goals in the last minute of the third period.
 
Following a good play by defenseman Culkin who successfully kept the puck in Cape Breton zone Remparts right winger Nick Sorensen scored the insurance goal for the visitor giving them a two-goal lead with 1:25 remaining in the period.
 
Five seconds later former Quebec defenseman Stephen Midensky tried to beat Remparts center Hubert Lamarre, as the Quebec center get the puck he only had to push it in an empty net for Quebec fourth goal insuring a second consecutive wins after losing five times.
 
Quebec next game will be in Halifax on Saturday night.
 
Only one other game was on QMJHL schedule on Thursday
Rouyn-Noranda 2 vs. Val-d’Or 6
 
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