The Sherbrooke Phoenix continued their excellent start to the 2022-2023 season by defeating Baie-Comeau Drakkar 6-2 at the Palais des Sports Léopold-Drolet on Sunday.
This is the sixth win in seven games since hostilities began in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for head coach Stéphane Julien’s side.
In the duel of the day, Justin Gill and Anthony Munroe-Boucher brought the charge. The two Phoenix forwards each had one goal and two assists. Montreal Canadien’s Joshua Roy, who had once again hit the bull’s eye, had hopes of being part of one of his team’s successes.
Other scorers for the winners included Israel Mianscum, Milo Roelens and Ethan Gauthier. The replica of the Drakkar comes from the sticks of Félix Gagnon and Isaac Dufort.
A premiere for the “Sags”
Unlike Phoenix, the Chicoutimi saguenéens have endured much hardship since the beginning of the campaign. However, they won their first game of the season by beating Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 6-2 at Center Georges-Vézina.
Jacob Newcombe did well with a net and two assists. Etienne Tremblay-Mathieu, Fabrice Fortin, Andrei Loshko, Marc-André Gaudet and Antoine Desrochers also finished among the crowd favorites. The Basses-Laurentides side saw Josh Lawrence and Alexis Gendron outsmart goalkeeper Charles-Antoine Lavallée.
Etienne Morin hands out the puck
At the Center Marcel Dionne, defender Etienne Morin had four assists in the Moncton Wildcats’ 6-3 win over the Drummondville Voltigeurs.
The 17-year-old full-back has contributed to the successes of Maxim Barbashev (twice), Yoan Loshing and Vincent Labelle. Sidney Deslauriers and Thomas Auger scored the other goals for the Cats while Jérémy Lapointe, Nino Tomov and Sam Olivier scored the goals for the Voltigeurs.
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