QUEBEC CITY, P.Q. — Losing 3-1 after only 24 seconds in third period the Rimouski Oceanic scored two goals in third period and another in the shootout leading them to a 4-3 win. Drafted fifth overall in 2009 by Quebec, the former Remparts left winger Dominic Beauchemin, came to haunt his former team with a goal that made the difference in the shootout.
Quebec was the first team to break the ice on Saturday afternoon, in Rimouski. Scoring his first goal of the season the night before against Victoriaville in an empty net, Olivier Archambeault scored his second in as many games.
Unable to control the rebound after making the first save on Anthony Duclair, Rimouski goaltender Philippe Desrosiers was unable to do anything when the former Drumondville Voltigeurs center put the puck behind the Oceanic netminder with 13:19 remaining in the opening period.
Rimouski tied the game less than five minutes later. Looking for the puck after blocking first shot from Oceanic defenseman Jan Kostalek, Quebec goaltender Francois Brassard saw Anthony DeLuca scored his 23rd of the season with 8:56 remaining.
While the first period was action-packed for the fans, the second period offered less with only one goal coming from the visiting team.
Great pressure in offensive zone by Quebec center Anchambeault led to Brent Turnbull 7th of the regular season surprising the Oceanic goaltender Desrosiers with his speed. Turnbull’s goal came at 13:04.
Like the opening period, the third period gave more action with two goals in 38 seconds.
Scoring in his last five games getting a point in at least his last ten, Nick Sorensen gave Quebec a two-goal lead with his 9th of regular season 24 seconds into the period. Sorensen’s wrist shot from left face-off circle beat Rimouski netminder on his right side.
Thirty-eight seconds later Rimouski replied with their second goal of the game at 1:02. Selected fifth overall by Quebec in the 2009 QMJHL entry draft the Dominic Beauchemin who played for Halifax, Acadie-Bathurst before coming to Rimouski took the rebound from Jimmy Oligny first shot from the point beating Quebec goalie for Oceanic second goal.
Rimouski came back later in the period to tie the game at three goals-a-piece.
As the penalty to Quebec defenseman Dillon Donnelly ended, as he get back on the ice Rimouski scored their third goal of the game bringing both teams back to square one. With the vision partially screened Quebec netminder wasn’t able to see Oceanic left winger Peter Trainor wrist shot scoring his 12th of the year at 15:58.
With neither team able to score in overtime, the game went to a shootout.
After Oceanic goalie Desrosiers made first save on Quebec right winger Nick Sorensen and Brassard did the same against Anthony DeLuca, Derosier stop Olivier Archambeault but Brassard was unable to make the save against Dominic Beauchemin. With Zachary Moody for Quebec and Michael Joly for Rimouski were respectively stopped by respective goaltenders on each side Rimouski won the game 4-3.
The next Quebec game will be this Wednesday hosting the Chicoutimi Sagueneens.
Six other games were on QMJHL schedule on Saturday
Charlottetown 1 vs. Baie-Comeau 2
Moncton 2 vs. Chicoutimi 0
Victoriaville 8 vs. Shawinigan 5
Saint John 0 vs. Halifax 5
Blainville-Boisbriand 4 vs. Rouyn-Noranda 5 (overtime)
Sherbrooke 0 vs. Val-d’Or 4
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