Quiet on the trading market, the Remparts still intend to be taken seriously. They inflicted a first loss this season on the Armada, at the same time allowing Patrick Roy to become joint record holder for the most wins with a team in the history of the QMJHL.
It was the first meeting in 59 days for the Red Devils, since November 26, during the first event in a protected environment at the Videotron Center. The meeting was part of the resumption of regular QMJHL activities in four simultaneous bubbles in Quebec.
This fifth win in nine games for the Remparts also allowed Patrick Roy to join Benoît Groulx (Gatineau Olympiques) in first place in history for the number of victories behind the bench of the same team with 407.
He will try to take the lead alone today against the Océanic.
Guided by three goals from Nathan Gaucher, the Remparts won 6-4 at the Colisée Financière Sun Life in Rimouski on Saturday.
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Hero of the day, Gaucher broke the tie late in the third period (15:41) and shorthanded for his first hat trick.
Théo Rochette completed in an empty cage. Roy also felt that things were about to turn to the advantage of his club.
“When we came in third at 4-4, I was confident and I knew we still had plenty of energy. We made everyone play a bit and I knew we could come back and pick up that game, ”Roy said via videoconference, thanking the players he managed, his assistants and his long-time partner, Jacques Tanguay, for reaching his plateau.
The armada ahead three times
The Armada took the lead three times, but had to resign themselves to accepting a first failure in 10 outings. Gaucher’s third goal – the Remparts’ second shorthanded goal – came when the team was enjoying a four-minute power play. Thomas Sigouin blocked 25 shots in the win.
“I found that we played a good game anyway and where we hurt each other, it’s on our power play yesterday [vendredi], our numerical advantage has given us momentum, and today [hier], their numerical disadvantage gave them momentum”, Summarized the pilot Bruce Richardson.
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At only 17 years old, Gaucher, who plays with James Malatesta and Gabriel Montreuil, has become essential to the success of the Remparts. The big 6’3 ” center claims seven points from as many outings.
“I watched him in training and we saw that there was a click that was being done. I’m really happy for him, ”said Roy. “Honestly, I have a little more confidence on the ice compared to last year. We are a very good team at the moment, we are even more mature and it helps to play with guys like that, ”added the main player, who had not played since November 23 due to an injury to the end of the Quebec bubble.
Gaucher also excelled in the face-off circle, as evidenced by his 71.43% efficiency (15 for 21). A fundamental aspect of his game.
“For me, it’s really important. A game where I’m not going to be good at faceoffs, it looks like it’s going to play in my head and I really pay attention to that. This is the first battle you have on the ice with the other opponent, ”he explained.
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