Maine Hockey Journal

A wild one at the Civic Center

Portland, ME– For the third time in QMJHL history, a goalie has scored a goal. Peter Delmas was credited a goal on a delayed penalty when Benjamin Beauralt flung the puck to the point off the wall. No one was there and the puck found the open net. “Right now I could careless,” said Peter Delmas.

The Quebec Remparts defeated the Lewiston Maineiacs 4-3. “I am not sure of the rule. I thought the rule has changed, I thought it was the closest player to the play,” said Quebec’s Head Coach and Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy.

Guillaume Monast got the eventual game winner with 2:09 left to play. Billy Lacasse and Michael Ward also found themselves on the score sheet with Peter Delmas.

At 3:12 of the first, Billy Lacasse got his 13th of the season. Etienne Brodeur and Danick Paquette got the helpers. He was open in the slot and it trickled past Lavigne. 4:53 into the game, Sebastien Trudeau got his sixth of the year. Kesley Tessier and Benjamin Breault set the goal up.

Danick Paquette and Dmitri Kugryshev each got two minutes for separate penalties at the 5:42 mark. Maxime Gratchev visited the sin bin at the 8:54 mark for hooking. The Remparts were just able to pass the puck around. Garrett Clarke went to the box with 7:01 remaining for tripping.

Michael Ward took a slap shot to the leg. He limped back to the bench. Mikael Tam got called for interference with 4:13 remaining. He ran into Peter Delmas. After a scrum in front of the net, Ward found the loose puck and lit the lamp for the fourth time this season. Lucas LaBelle and Maxime Gratchev picked up the helpers. Charles Lavigne kept the game 2-1 after another scrum in front of his net.

1:20 into the second, Peter Delmas flashed the leather on fellow Colorado Avalanche prospect Kesley Tesier. A few minutes later, he made a sliding save. With a delayed penalty coming up to Eric Gelinas for boarding, Benjamin Breault threw the puck off the boards intending to hit a defenseman in the offensive zone. No defenseman was there and the puck made its way to the open cage. Peter Delmas got credit with the goal. The goal and the penalty came at the 3:56 mark. Lewiston killed the penalty.

Exactly at the nine minute mark, Buffalo Sabres prospect, Jean-Simon Allard stuffed his ninth puck home. Delmas thought he stopped the initial shot but it dropped from his sweater and Allard had an opening. Eric Gelinas would get his second penalty at the 12:25 mark. It was a tripping call. The Maineiacs killed off another penalty.

“I though we dominated the second period. I think it was 16-5 shots on net,” said Roy.

At the 2:50 mark of the first period, Hubert Genest got called for tripping. The Remparts were able to kill off the penalty. Lewiston couldn’t get anything going on the powerplay. On another delayed penalty against the Maineiacs, the Remparts found the right cage this time. Mathieu Loisel tossed the puck on Delmas and it trickled in. Dmitri Kugryshev and David Gilbert got the assists.

With 7:13 remaining, Dany Coulombe was called for hitting from behind. Lewiston killed off the penalty. Matt Bourdeau elbowed Samuel Groulx into the boards with 3:05 remaining. With 2:09 left in the contest, Guillaume Monast an unassisted powerplay tally. It was his third of the season. It was just a matter of time before Kevin Marshall and Danick Paquette sat in the sin bin at the same time. They both sat for two minutes with 46 seconds left. Lewiston had a breakaway but Lavigne made the stop at the buzzer.

Peter Delmas made 31 saves in the losing effort. Charles Lavigne made 25 saves on 27 chances. Lewiston was 1 for 2 on the man advantage. Quebec was 1 for 6 on the powerplay. The three stars were:

3. Kevin Marshall (Quebec)

2. Peter Delmas (Lewiston)

1. Guillaume Monast (Quebec)

Notes: Peter Delmas became the third goalie to every score a goal in the QMJHL. Earlier in the night, Rimouski’s Maxim Gougeon scored a short handed empty net goal in Rimouski’s 4-1 victory over Cape Breton. “It’s kind of weird and bizarre,” said Delmas.

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