QUEBEC CITY, P.Q. — Playing their second game in two nights the Quebec Remparts won 5-2 against the Saint John Sea Dogs. Anthony Duclair (1-1) Adam Erne (1-1) and Brent Turnbull (0-3) took care of the offense for Quebec. And a 16 year old rookie goaltender won his first game in QMJHL facing 37 shots making 35 saves.
Quebec broke the ice with only 46 seconds gone in the first period in Saint John.
After Nick Sorensen won the face-off, Erne saw his first shot blocked by Sea Dogs goalie Sebastien Auger. Unable to handle the rebound the puck went right on Fabrice Herzog’s stick who only had to complete the play with a tap-in for Quebec’s first goal. Erne got a point in the fourth consecutive game (his record is a point in eight consecutive games).
Quebec came back a little more than seven minutes later with Jason Houde’s second of the year taking advantage of bad outing by Saint John netminder. Houde only had to put the puck in an almost empty net at 8:22.
The Remparts were the beneficiary of a five-on-three power play for an entire two minutes following the Sea Dogs being found guilty of two infractions on the same play but Quebec was unable to take advantage of the situation.
After being the beneficiary of a double men advantage for two minutes without been able to score, Quebec was found guilty by referees of two consecutive five-on-three. If Saint John wasn’t able to capitalize on first one only for 23 seconds, they broke the ice on second one of 53 seconds.
After Quebec goaltender Callum Booth made the first save on Sea Dogs defenseman Olivier Leblanc shot, Spencer Spallman beat Quebec netminder with the rebound at 13:38. Saint John goal was scored with 1:33 left to Quebec second penalties.
Saint John got four consecutive power plays in the first period with last one called at 18:11. The Sea Dogs began the second period with 1:33 with a man advantage without being able to score.
Only one goal was scored in second frame.
Following a key save by Quebec netminder, Booth, on Sea Dogs left winger Olivier Cooper on a breakaway, Sorensen on the other end took a shot on Sea Dogs goaltender. Making the first save Auger could not do anything on Erne who pushed the puck in for his second points in the game at 15:38.
Shots on goal were 26-21 in favor of Saint John after forty minutes of play.
Going 0-in-6 in the game and 0-in-17 in last several games Quebec scored on their seventh power play in the game. A great exchange between Brent Turnbull and Anthony Duclair led to Remparts fourth goals in the game scored by Kurt Etchegary, his second in two games. Etchegary’s shot beat Auger high on his right side at 11:02.
Forty-six seconds later Saint John scored their second goal in the game. Veteran center Jason Cameron one-timer left no chance to Quebec young 16-year old.
Quebec replied less than two minutes later with Duclair’s ninth of the season completing a two-on-one breakaway with Etchegary beating the Saint John netminder to his right at 8:24.
Booth registered his first career win in the QMJHL making 35 saves on Saint John 37 shots on goal. Quebec ended with 28 shots with Auger making 23 saves.
Quebec will end their three games in three nights visiting the Acadie-Bathurst on Sunday afternoon. The Remparts have won their last 14 confrontations against the Titans. The last Titans wins against Quebec went back to October 2nd, 2007.
Five other games were on QMJHL schedule on Saturday
Rimouski 7 vs. Sherbrooke 1
Baie-Comeau 7 vs. Victoriaville 0
Chicoutimi 0 vs. Charlottetown 3
Rouyn-Noranda 5 vs. Halifax 3
Blainville-Boisbriand 1 vs. Gatineau 3
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