The Quebec Remparts lost a fourth preseason game in as many attempts, losing by a score of 4-2 to the Shawinigan Cataractes on Friday night at the Center Gervais Auto.
William Veillette scored a goal that put the “Cats” ahead early in the second period, then provided an assist on Anthony DiCesare's game-winning goal five minutes later.
Xavier Cormier and Pierre-Olivier Bourgeois were the scorers of the local team, while Charle Truchon and James Malatesta obtained those of the Remparts.
However, it was Quebec which animated the attack in this game, shooting 37 pucks in the direction of goalkeeper Antoine Coulombe. At the other end of the ice, 17-year-old William Rousseau had a pretty tough start, allowing four goals on just 18 shots.
The Remparts also lost in their last preparatory game last Sunday, again against the Cataractes, but this time at a score of 4 to 1.
Quebec and its 0-4 record will return to the Videotron Center to face the Victoriaville Tigres next Friday. The Remparts regular season will begin on October 3 against this same team.
Michel slices in overtime
In Val-d'Or, the Foreurs had the best of their rivals the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies by winning 4 to 3.
Justin Robidas and Jérémy Michel both moved the ropes twice. Michel's second was also the net of victory in overtime.
Alex Labbé had previously forced extra time when there was only 1 min 33 s left on the clock. It was a first goal on this pre-season schedule for the Huskies player. Alex Beaucage and Donovan Arsenault also opened their respective scorers by beating William Blackburn.
The Foreurs goaltender blocked 21 of 24 shots aimed at him for the win, while Samuel Richard made 29 saves.