QUEBEC CITY, P.Q. — Playing their third game in the last four days in what was their longest road trip of the season, the Quebec Remparts picked up their second win, 6-3, against the Charlottetown Islanders. Olivier Archambault (3-1), Nick Sorensen (3g) and Adam Erne three assist led Quebec offensive.
Quebec took a two-goal lead in the first period with two goals in less than two minutes.
A perfect passing exchange between defenseman Dillon Donnelly, forward Adam Erne and Nick Sorensen ended with first of two goals scored by European Sorensen. Sorensen’s wrist shot left no chance beating Charlottetown goaltender Antoine Bibault high on his right side at 12:22. For Sorensen it was his 11 goal of the season.
Consecutive penalties to Kameron Kielly (13:31) and Matthew Bursey gave to Quebec a five-on-three power play for 1:48. Sorensen completed perfectly the play by Erne and defenseman Ryan Culkin giving the visitors a 2-0 lead with 5:33 remaining in the initial period.
Charlottetown lost the service of defenseman Guillaume Rioux Legault soon in first period.
In the second period, both teams get on scoreboard. Charlottetown cut the Quebec lead in half scoring their first goal of the game on a two-on-one breakaway. A great pass from Ryan Grave to Jack Nevins lead to the two-on-one breakaway ending with the 15th of the year scored by Daniel Sprong with 18:00 minutes to go.
Quebec regained their two-goal lead 2:13 later. A perfect lob pass from Erne to Sorensen led to the third goal of the game. For Erne, it was his third assist in the game.
Quebec goaltender Callum Booth made key save on Kielly with his glove to keep his team two-goal lead.
Quebec added a fourth goal with only 50 seconds gone in the third. Leaving the penalty box at the end of his penalty Quebec veteran Olivier Archambault beat Islanders defenseman Anthony Cortesee along the right side board before driving the net and put the puck behind Charlottetown goalie for first of three goals in that period.
Archambault came back less the three minutes later with his second of the period scoring his 4th of the regular season with only four seconds remaining to home team right winger Matthew Bursey. Making the first save on a Culkin shot Charlottetown netminder was unable to control the rebound going right on veteran forward Archambault’s stick scoring his second of the game at 3:14.
Charlottetown replied with the next two goals. Being at the right place at the right time, beneficiary of a lucky bounce center Yan-Pavel Laplante scored Home team second goal in shorthanded situation at 12:16. Alexandre Goulet with a shot from the slot cut Quebec lead to two goal at 5-3 at 17:25.
Blocking a shot at his own blue line Archambault went on a breakaway completing his hat trick in an empty net sealing Quebec 17th victories of the regular season and Quebec second wins in three games in last four days. Quebec sixth goals came at 18:42.
Next Quebec game will be next Friday with the visit of the Gatineau Olympiques.
Three other games were on QMJHL schedule on Saturday night
Drummondville 2 vs. Baie-Comeau 1
Cape Breton 9 vs. Saint John 6
Rimouski 3 vs. Rouyn-Noranda 8
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