Lions win, but lose top scorer
BETTING À DAY
The Trois-Rivières Lions successfully concluded their four-game series against the Reading Royals on Wednesday at the Colisée Vidéotron, winning 4 to 1. They will, however, monitor the state of health of their forward Anthony Beauregard.
The Saint-Damase native was the victim of a violent check from Shane Sellar in the third period and spent long seconds stretched out on the ice before leave the game. Later in the game, his teammate Nicolas Guay avenged him during a hard fight.
This season, Beauregard leads the Lions with 18 goals in 38 games.
This season unfortunate incident relegated the excellent performance of Joe Vrbetic to the background. The seventh-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens stopped 31 of 32 opposing shots, making several key saves at crucial moments in the game. He also conceded the only goal for the Royals with only 1 min 14 s. to do at the meeting, when Sellar hit the target with a massive attack.
The Trois-Rivières formation had however struck three times in the last engagement before this thin aftershock. Santino Centorame, James Phelan and Cédric Lacroix all got the better of Pat Nagle.
In the first period, Ryan Francis opened the scoring with a laser in the top corner.
< p>After this brief homecoming, the Lions will be back on the road this weekend in New York State. They will face the Adirondack Thunder on Saturday and Sunday.