Shawinigan, Que. – Patrick Guay got the monkey off his back last night, scoring his first career QMJHL goal, and he kept things rolling today, adding two more helping the Phoenix defeat the Cataractes 5-2 in Shawinigan.
Similarly, to the game against the Sea Dogs yesterday, the Phoenix grabbed a 2-0 lead giving them some breathing room early in the game. Nathael Roy started things off, tucking home his 3rd of the season on a nice feed from Oliver Okuliar. Alex-Olivier Voyer scored the Phoenix’s second goal, giving him ten goals in his last six games. Mathieu Boulianne got one back for the Cataractes before the end of the first. Shots were 17-5 in favour of the Phoenix.
In his second game back from injury, Patrick Guay scored two goals, a day after scoring his first in the league. His 2nd and 3rd of the season gave the Phoenix a 4-1 lead. Oliver Okuliar added to the lead shortly after and the game was just about over from there. Sherbrooke was in complete control, dominating in every aspect of the contest. Anthony Imbeault scored at with five minutes remaining in the second, making it 5-2.
Neither team scored in the final frame and the game ended 5-2. The Phoenix outshot the Cataractes 45-19.
Sherbrooke, like the rest of the QMJHL, has the week off, but there will still be hockey at the Palais des Sports this week. On Tuesday, November 13th, Team QMJHL will take on Russia in Game 5 of the 2018 CIBC Canada/Russia Series. Canada currently leads the series 2-1.
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The Phoenix is at home next weekend for a pair or matinee games. On Saturday they play the Gatineau Olympiques (9-10-3) at 4:00 p.m and on Sunday, Drummondville (14-5-1) comes to the Palais des Sports for a game at 3:00 p.m.
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by Evan Milner