Quebecers William Trudeau and Olivier Galipeau scored their first American Hockey League goal in a 6-3 win for the Laval Rocket over the Syracuse Crunch on Wednesday at the Place Bell.
Both scored similar goals. Well positioned in front of the net, they beat the opposing goalkeeper with a quick shot. The smiles were wide on the faces of the former players of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, who celebrated with dignity these unforgettable moments that occurred in the second period.
It was Rem Pitlick who opened the brand thanks to a great personal effort. The latter recovered his own return to beat goalkeeper Maxime Lagacé. The nets of Joel Teasdale, who took advantage of a superb assist from Peter Abbandonato by falling on the ice, and Corey Schueneman allowed the Laval team to retire to the locker room with a 3-0 lead.
This match had a flavor of revenge for the formation of the Belle Province, when they lost by the score of 2 to 1 last Wednesday in Syracuse.
Jean's men -François Houle were particularly opportunistic, leaving no chance for the visitors to come back from behind. Only Alex Barré-Boulet, twice, and Phillippe Myers beat Kevin Poulin, who concluded his evening of work with 29 saves in 32 occasions.
Quebec goalkeeper Maxime Lagacé had a difficult exit in front of the cage of his own by allowing 5 goals on 19 shots. He left his place to Jack LaFontaine before the opening face-off of the third period.
The Laval team will end the year 2022 at home, Friday, against this same team.