No mercy for the Saguenéens

No mercy for the Saguenéens


RIMOUSKI | The Océanic equaled its record for most goals in a game with a backfire of 12 goals in a win without equivocal 12 to 4 against the Chicoutimi Saguenéens Tuesday night in Rimouski.

Jan Sprynar led the winners' offense with two goals and three assists. Patrick LeBlanc and Julien Béland also each scored twice. 

“I am happy with the avalanche of goals. We brought a lot of pucks to the net. I really like the team we have. Recently, we have had a lot of chances to score, but we did not always materialize,” commented Océanic head coach Serge Beausoleil.

The Océanic struck with lightning speed when Maxim Coursol (4th) took advantage of a poor return granted by goalkeeper Luciano Ruggiero to find the back of the net after only 53 seconds of play. 

Luka Verreault (4th) doubled the home side's lead in the middle of the engagement by completing the efforts of defenders Simon Maltais and Charles Côté. Verreault and Côté obtained a 2nd point each at the end of the first on Julien Béland's 5th of the season.

Explosion of goals

The Océanic added no less than six goals in the second period against three for the Sags. Jan Sprynar scored twice in addition to adding an assist. 

The other scorers are Frédéric Brunet (3rd), Béland with his 2nd of the game, Patrick LeBlanc (2nd) and Alexander Gaudio (4th ). The reply came from Zachary Gravel (6th and 7th) and Émile Duquet (3rd).

The Sags added a 4th goal early in the third period through Emmanuel Vermette.&nbsp ;

The response from the Océanic was scathing with three consecutive goals. Simon Maltais scored his first of the season before Patrick Leblanc and Jacob Mathieu made it 12-4.

“The Océanic brought a lot of pucks to the net. We made mistakes when we were young, but I enjoyed seeing the guys try to come back from 4-0 to 4-2 ,” analyzed Bryan Lizotte, who led the Sags in the absence of Yannick Jean. The latter attends the World Under-17 Challenge in British Columbia.

In brief

Serge Beausoleil had made changes to all his lines after two straight losses. He obviously had a lucky hand… The Océanic was without Xavier Filion and Luke Coughlin (injured) as well as Quinn Kennedy and Spencer Gill (World Under-17 Challenge)… The Sags have four injuries: Félix Bédard, Charles-Antoine Lavallée, Matteo Mann and Zachary Roy… The Océanic will host the Sherbrooke Phoenix on Friday night.