The Rocket bounces nicely
The Laval Rocket had slipped to last place in their division after losing two straight games, but recovered with flying colors by beating the Manitoba Moose 4-1 on Sunday at the Canada Life Centre.< /strong>
This win allows Jean-François Houle's squad to overtake the Belleville Senators, sixth in the North Division of the American Hockey League.
Rider Cayden Primeau added a chapter to his roller coaster campaign by dazzling in front of 31 of 32 attempts by the Winnipeg Jets' farm club.
A four-minute penalty awarded to Joel Teasdale for a high stick, in the third period, opened the door for the Moose's only success. Dominic Toninato found the back of the net.
Quebec defender Nicolas Beaudin played a key role in the Laval team's victory. The Chicago Blackhawks first-round pick had three assists, bringing his total to 20 points in 33 games with the Rocket.
Compatriot William Trudeau opened the scoring midway through the middle period by jumping on a return throw. A few minutes later, Teasdale doubled their lead after taking advantage of a superb pass from Anthony Richard in massive attack.
Tough guy Nolan Yaremko also added his two cents when his pass in front of the opposing cage deflected off the skate of striker Kristian Reichel and finished behind goalkeeper Arvid Holm.
Emil Heineman completed the scoring in an empty net.
< p>The Moose will have the opportunity to avenge this loss on Tuesday, since they will once again receive a visit from the Rocket.