American League: the Laval Rocket wins a meeting in Rockford … despite the tornado
MISE À DAY
Despite a forced break due to the threat of a tornado, the Laval Rocket did not allow themselves to be distracted by this event and escaped with a 3-0 victory against the IceHogs of Rockford on Friday night.
During the first half, the game did have to be interrupted for 40 minutes because of this incident, and spectators present at the game were asked to take cover on the stairs during this stoppage. The first goal of the game did not come until the second period when Emil Heineman deflected the shot from defender Nicolas Beaudin to register his fifth goal in six games with the Laval team.
Mitchell Stephens took charge of the Rocket's offense by scoring his 17th and 18th goals of the campaign, to lead his team to a 27th victory this season.
< p>The visitors bombarded the Icehogs' net by directing 40 shots to the net against 26.
The Rocket goaltender was awarded the first star of the game thanks to a performance of 26 saves. This is the first shutout this season for the Rocket's masked man.
With this victory, the Canadiens' academy is six points behind the Rochester Americans and the last bye giving access to the spring ball.
Jean-François Houle's men will continue their journey in the American Midwest by facing the Admirals in Milwaukee on Saturday at 7 p.m.