Primeau sent to the showers, the Rocket bows

Primeau sent to showers, Rocket tilts


Friday night didn't exactly go as planned for Cayden Primeau, who had to surrender his cage in the Laval Rocket's 8-4 loss to the Rochester Americans at the Blue Cross Arena. 

After beating the Belleville Senators 7 to 2 in their last game, Jean-François Houle's team was also the victim of an avalanche of goals.

Primeau, who failed Jeremy Davies, Lukas Rousek, Michael Mersch and Ethan Prow in just 17 shots, was dropped from the game in favor of Kevin Poulin.

His successor was hardly more efficient, allowing four goals in 10 small attempts.

Solid performances in recent weeks had nevertheless enabled Primeau to improve their efficiency rate above the .900 mark. The seventh-round choice of the Montreal Canadiens, however, had its share of difficulties in front of the strike force of the Americans.

Despite strong opposition, the school club of the Buffalo Sabers never left the Rocket score back-to-back goals. Promising Jiri Kulich netted a brace to put the game out of reach for the visitors. Mersch, with his second of the game, and Linus Weissbach completed the scoring.

In the first half of the game, Quebecers Gabriel Bourque and Brandon Gignac had kept their team in the game by threading the needle.

Lucas Condotta, in numerical inferiority, then Joël Teasdale, in massive attack, also put their two cents in the duel.

The Rocket will head for Toronto on Saturday , where he will rub shoulders with the Marlies.