Serge Poulin, Prohockeynews.com
September 18, 2011
After finding themselves losing their first three attempts, the Quebec Remparts had to play against one of two undefeated teams on Sunday afternoon, the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (the other was the Victoriaville Tigres). Having already faced the Blainville-Boisbriand once (losing 4-2) Quebec played on the road for the first time in 2011-12 and earned the first victory defeating the Armada 4-2 Sunday.
Quebec opened the scoring with only 1:44 gone in first period. Axel Rioux found rookie teammate Anthony Duclair for whom it was his first goal in his junior career. The Montreal Native beat Blainville-Boisbriand goaltender William Racicot with a wrist shot over his right shoulder.
The Armada replied 1:14 later with their first goal of the afternoon. After a long meeting between referees Mathieu Bergeron Dominick Bedard and the video judge (they thought Picard pushed the puck behind Quebec goaltender with one of his skates), the referees allowed the Blainville-Boisbriand tying goal to the defenseman. After seeing the Quebec goalie Francois Brassard make the first save on Olivier Picard, the Remparts netminder saw the Armada defenseman push his rebound into the net.
Reunited in the third period last Sunday afternoon against Chicoutimi, the line of Kurt Etchegary between Mikhail Grigorenko (ended the game with two assists) and Frederick Roy continued to play great hockey for Quebec, unifying their efforts on Quebec’s second goal.