Quebec 9 - Atlantic 3
EIGHT UNANSWERED HELPS QUEBEC OPEN WITH WIN
by Andrew Parker
PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – Canada’s teams from the East battled for early Group A points on Wednesday,withQuebec securing a 9-3 victory. Although this game pitted teammates against each other, there was no lovelostas both teams played tough and physical for all three periods.
“We’re all so close, we play against each other all year, so there’s some rivalry brought over,”saidAndrew Ryan, Atlantic’s player of the game, who finished with a goal and an assist.
Atlantic came out with a strong start, ending the first period up 2-1 thanks to Ryan and MatthewBursey,but was overcome by the Quebec in the second period.
After killing a 5-on-3 early in the period, Quebec opened up the offence, scoring five times, cappedoffwith a beautiful Félix-Girard-to-Julien-Leduc goal.
Quebec continued their control into the third period, as Atlantic quickly picked up two penalties.RaphaelLafontaine made it 7-2 at 1:17 on a 5-on-3 before Michael Matheson went five-hole from the point 20secondslater at 5-on-4.
Lafontaine notched his second power play goal of the period, and Quebec’s fifth of the game just pastthemidway point of the final frame for the eighth unanswered goal, a run ended by NathanMacKinnon’sman-advantage marker at 16:01.
Quebec returns to the PCU centre ice Thursday when it takes on Finland, while Atlantic sees the icenextFriday when it faces the Finns in Portage.
|Arena||PCU Centre||City, Country||Portage la Prairie, Man.|
|Month / Day / Year||12/29/2010||Time||03:00 PM CT|
05:32 QUE 15 Frédéric Gamelin PP
07:41 ATL 9 Andrew Ryan (6 Mitchell Shewfelt) PP
09:33 ATL 12 Matthew Bursey PP
07:09 QUE 10 Luca Ciampini (15 Frédéric Gamelin, 16 Anthony Duclair) PP
10:15 QUE 21 Samuel Hodhod (2 Jérémie Fraser)
15:23 QUE 20 Félix Girard (7 Charles-David Beaudoin)
16:20 QUE 10 Luca Ciampini (16 Anthony Duclair)
19:46 QUE 6 Julien Leduc (20 Félix Girard, 3 Michael Matheson)
01:17 QUE 17 Raphael Lafontaine (12 Charles Simard-Hudon) PP
01:37 QUE 3 Michael Matheson (12 Charles Simard-Hudon) PP
11:03 QUE 17 Raphael Lafontaine (18 William Carrier, 5 Dominic Poulin) PP
16:01 ATL 20 Nathan MacKinnon (18 Brett Malone, 9 Andrew Ryan) PP
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
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