Phoenix edge Volts in Waterloo
The Sherbrooke Phoenix took their preseason act on the road, but it was the Drummondville Voltigeurs who found their Waterloo, as they fell 1-0 to the Phoenix on Friday night. The Phoenix extended their preseason winning streak to three games with the win, played before 650 fans at the Jacques Chagnon Arena as a fundraiser for the Waterloo National Pee-Wee Tournament.
The only goal in the game came from Simon Desbiens, who found the net on the power play at 6:57 of the second period. It was the second preseason goal of the year for the 19-year-old forward. Kevin Domingue and Kai Schweri drew assists.
In goal, Nathan Ward-Raymond, who the Phoenix acquired earlier in the week from Shawinigan, played the entire game and picked up the 25-save shutout.
For Drummondville, Louis-Phillip Guindon started the game, making 14 saves on 15 shots. He split time with Joe Fleschler, who made ten saves.
Sherbrooke was 1-for-6 on the power play, while Drummondville was scoreless in five chances. Sherbrooke took nine penalties for 22 minutes, with the Voltigeurs whistled nine times for 24 minutes.
The Phoenix honoured 17-year-old defenceman Jérémy Roy prior to the game. Roy was an alternate captain for Team Canada U-18, who won a gold medal at the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament in the Czech Republic earlier this month. The club awarded him a plaque for his efforts. Roy did not play in this game.
The Phoenix and Voltigeurs cross swords again on Sunday at the Marcel Dionne Centre in Drummondville. Faceoff is set for 4 p.m.