The Cataracts hit the Drakkar again

The Cataracts redo the Drakkar hit


BAIE-COMEAU | The Shawinigan Cataractes still got the Baie-Comeau Drakkar number, Saturday afternoon, when they signed a 5-1 win on the Center Gervais Auto ice. 

Victorious by way of a shutout (2-0), Wednesday evening, in Baie-Comeau, the skaters of the Mauricie put it back against their North Shore rivals, who are going through a really tough streak. 

Victims of a fifth defeat in a row, the Vikings of the ship had started the game well, but their indiscipline allowed the enemy to retreat to the locker room with a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes of play. 

Down 2-1 after two periods, the Drakkar took another nasty penalty (double minor for high sticking) early in the final period and they never recovered.&nbsp ;

Swiss Lorenzo Canonica sounded the winners' charge with a pair of goals, two minutes apart, to orchestrate his team's third straight triumph. 

< p>“The guys came out strong, but the lack of opportunism in attack made the difference. It's true that the penalties were again very costly,” admitted Drakkar head coach Jean-François Grégoire. 


Aware that there is a lot of fatigue within his crew, the pilot remains confident despite everything. 

“It's not easy right now. A few days off will do good. There are injured players who should be back and that should allow us to regroup and get through this, ”he argued.

Cats captain William Veillette , was also an accomplice on two goals; defender Isaac Ménard and Alexis Bonefon (empty net) rounded out the winners' tally against veteran Olivier Adam. 

After being shut out by goaltender Rémi Delafontaine earlier this week, the Drakkar players again faced a goalkeeper in great shape in front of his net. 

Recalled from Junior AAA and involved in his very first start of the season, Alexandre Marchand was brilliant in front of his net with 31 stops. Only Nathan Baril (his fifth goal in his last seven games) managed to deceive his vigilance. ) during the month of November, the Drakkar will be able to console themselves and recover during their next game, scheduled for December 1 against the Halifax Mooseheads.