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Despite a good effort, the Armada of Blainville-Boisbriand was defeated 2 to 1 in front of the powerful Huskies and their goalkeeper Zachary Emond, Thursday night, Rouyn-Noranda.
Showing a record of 31-7-1, the Huskies dominate the general ranking of the League the Quebec major junior hockey (QMJHL).
It took a goal from Tyler Hinam, in the middle of the third period, as the Huskies come to the end of the Armada.
If Émond has been sensational in pushing back 32 of 33 shots directed towards him, the keeper of the Armada Brendan Cregan has also done well with 37 stops.
Cregan was erected in front of the net for the Armada, while the team confirmed earlier in the day on Thursday, as the season of the goalie Emile Samson was completed. It will have to undergo a surgery due to an injury to a shoulder.
An impressive resume
Émond, who was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the most recent draft of the national hockey League, this now has a record of 13-0-1 this season. It displays an average goals allowed of 1.74 and an efficiency rate of ,938.
Louis-Filip Côté had first scored for the Huskies in the first period, while Antoine Rochon has created equality before the end of the initial commitment. For Rochon, a striker 17 years old, it was a first career goal in the QMJHL.
The Armada (15-21-1) will complete its stay in the Abitibi region by visiting the Drillers, Val d’or, this Friday evening. The formation of Blainville-Boisbriand will be back at the Centre of excellence Sports Rousseau on Sunday to accommodate, in the afternoon, the Cataracts de Shawinigan.