Rouyn-Noranda wins over Quebec Huskies take 2-1 lead in quarterfinal series against Quebec

QUEBEC CITY, P.Q. — Trailing 2-1 after first two periods the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies totally dominated the third period scoring four unanswered goals, the last one in an empty net with 47.6 seconds remaining leading Rouyn-Noranda to 5-2 win against the Quebec Remparts. Sven Andrighetto with 1 goal 2 assists has been the best offensive player for the Huskies.

With the series tied 1-1 both teams took direction of Rouyn-Noranda to play in the Iamgold arena for game three, four and five in a 2-3-2 series format due to the distance between two teams.images[1]

Quebec was the first team to break the ice with defenseman Ryan Culkin beating Rouyn-Noranda goaltender Alexandre Belanger to his left side with only 2:04 gone in first period.

Running at 36 percent efficiency and getting the best power play in the league the Huskies took advantage of their first power play chances Quebec forward Jason Houde in the penalty box.

Sven Andrighetto left no chance to Quebec goaltender Francois Brassard blasting a one-timer 2:05 later at 4:09.

Quebec regained the lead in a shorthanded situation. With teammate Jason Houde in the box for second times in first period, Kurt Etchegary picked up the puck in Huskies netminder crease to put in an empty net at 12:17.

After a middle frame without a goal Rouyn-Noranda took the bull by the horn trailing by one after forty minutes of play. Four goals scored, three inside the first nine minutes, did all the work for the home team.

Beginning the third period playing four-on-four following minor on each side to Quebec forward Frederic Bergeron and Rouyn-Noranda Nikita Kucherov gave more space to both teams to play. Going on a two-on-one breakaway Sven Andrighetto made nice pass to Marcus Power who took the shot tying the score 2-2 0:40 seconds into third periods.

While Quebec regained the lead being in shorthanded situation in first period, Rouyn-Noranda also scored a goal playing one man short when Dillon Fournier took a shot beating Quebec goalie Francois Brassard under his left arm at 4:09.

Jean-Sebastien Dea made the score 4-2 Huskies at 8:09 with Rouyn-Noranda leading 11-0 in shots on goal a total domination. Liam O’Brien completed Huskies offensive with an empty net at 19:12 leading Rouyn-Noranda to their second victories in the series.

Both teams will play game three of that quarterfinal series tonight (Wednesday).

Two other series were on QMJHL schedule on Tuesday

Halifax 4 vs. Gatineau 2 (Halifax lead series 3-0)

Blainville-Boisbriand 5 vs. Val-d’Or 0 (Blainville-Boisbriand lead series 3-0)

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