Montreal Canadiens rookie Joshua Roy stood out with a five-point performance in a convincing 8-2 win for the Phoenix over the Sea Dogs at the TD Station.
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Roy scored his third hat trick of the season.
Sherbrooke forward Jacob Melanson also stood out during the game, amassing five points, two goals and three assists. The Seattle Kraken’s 2022 fifth-round pick hit the 40-goal plateau on Friday night.
Eriks Mateiko and Giuseppe Ianniello were the only Sea Dogs skaters to defeat Phoenix goaltender Olivier Adam.
Stéphane Julien’s men will continue their journey in the Maritimes on Saturday when they take on the Moncton Wildcats.
Gordie Dwyer’s charges will receive a visit from the Charlottetown Islanders on Saturday.
The Huskies beat the Saguenéens
At Glencore Arena, the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies easily defeated the Chicoutimi Saguenéens 6-2.
Huskies center Thomas Verdon put his mustard on in the evening with a two-goal performance.
Later in the duel, Huskies player Samuel Beauchemin moved the ropes for the first time in his junior-level career.
Saguenay rookie Maxim Massé continued his offensive success to earn his 26th win of the season. He is the leading scorer among rookies at the Courteau Circuit with 52 points from 51 games.
Yannick Jean’s men will play their next two games against the Foreurs in Val-d’Or on Saturday and Sunday.
For their part, the Huskies will take the road to Gatineau on Sunday to take on the Olympiques.
The Armada is running out of time
At the Colisée Financière Sun Life in Rimouski, the Armada de Blainville-Boisbriand tried to hit back in the third period, but it wasn’t enough to defeat the Océanic de Rimouski, who won 4 to 2.
Early in the first period, Czech Océanic forward Jan Sprynar scored the opening goal with a one-timer that defeated Charles-Édward Gravel. Sprynar also added a second goal in the third period, earning him the first star of the night.
The Bas-St-Laurent team then scored three unanswered goals to bring the deficit to a quarter after two appearances.
These achievements were achieved by Luke Coughlin and Luka Verreault.
Armada right winger Anri Ravinskis flashed the red light twice in the final bout.
Bruce Richardson’s men enjoy a rest day before receiving a visit from the Quebec Remparts on Sunday.