QUEBEC CITY, P.Q. —Playing against a team that lost their last 15 games the Quebec Remparts couldn’t has the luxury to take their opponent lightly on Wednesday night against the Chicoutimi Sagueneens. Sidelined with a neck injury Nick Sorensen made his presence felt with two goals in 5-1 victory over Chicoutimi.
Playing without seven players, five of them being best scorers in an overtime loss (5-4) against Val-d’Or Sunday, Quebec welcomed two players facing Chicoutimi on Wednesday night in Sorensen and Massimo Carozza.
Defending themselves twice inside the first five minutes of the game, Quebec broke the ice with 2:51 remaining in the opening period. Making the first save Chicoutimi goaltender Julio Billia saw Quebec center Alexandre Boivin beat the Sagueneens netminder in a great individual effort giving a 1-0 lead to the visitors.
Quebec didn’t waste any time before adding to their lead in the second period, scoring with only 40 seconds gone.
Following Fabrice Herzog key plays in the neutral zone, Mikhail Grigorenko and Sorensen went on a two-on-one breakaway ending with Sorensen 24th goals of regular season after perfect pass from the Buffalo Sabres Prospects.
An altercation between Sagueneens defenseman Sebastien Archambeault and Quebec forward Alexandre Caron Roy lead to Quebec captain Kurt Etchegary breakaway beating Chicoutimi netminder top corner on Billia right side at 14:40.
After playing more than 12:00 in third period without a score Quebec added a fourth goal to their lead with 7:13 to play in the period. A shot from Quebec defenseman Cody Doneghey left no chance to Sagueneens goalie Billia.
Quebec young netminder Callum Booth wasn’t able to do anything on Chicoutimi only goal in the game when the shot from Samuel Rossy went by Quebec goalie who had been unable to make the save being obstructed by Chicoutimi player. Because the obstruction had been caused by Quebec defenseman the Sagueneens goal has been allowed without any revision by referee.
Trailing by three goals Chicoutimi saw their chances of a rally disappear with four-minute penalty to Chicoutimi right winger Ludovic Beaupre for high sticking.
Quebec scored their fifth goal with 4:26 remaining to the game. Taking a rebound following Donaghey shot, Sorensen scored his second goals of the game.
Quebec next game will be Friday coming back in front of their fans hosting the Shawinigan Cataractes.
Six other games were on QMJHL schedule on Wednesday
Moncton 5 vs. Saint John 4
Sherbrooke 3 vs. Drummondville 5
Baie-Comeau 3 vs. Shawinigan 0
Rimouski 4 vs. Victoriaville 3 (overtime)
Blainville-Boisbriand 4 vs. Gatineau 6
Rouyn-Noranda 4 vs. Val-d’Or 2
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