Fifth consecutive defeat for the Remparts

The Quebec Remparts suffered a fifth consecutive loss on Sunday afternoon, losing by a score of 4 to 1 against the Shawinigan Cataractes.

As was the case Friday against the Cape Breton Eagles, Quebec was the first team to score through veteran Daniel Agostino.

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For the 20-year-old Montrealer, it was important to “show a good example to young people and guide them in the right direction,” while his coach Éric Veilleux had pointed out the play of several veterans following Friday night’s defeat .

On Sunday, Veilleux was more satisfied with the work of the veterans, emphasizing the arrival of several new players in the team’s entourage to explain the defeat.

“In the second period, we took a few penalties and lost momentum. When you look at it, with the number of new players we had, the new system and new teammates for them, while playing here in Quebec after traveling hours and hours… I think it’s a question of recreating chemistry, whether on the ice or off the ice,” said the Remparts pilot.

For this reason, the Red Devils coach believes that the trip to the Maritimes that awaits the team over the next week “comes at the right time”. “We’re going to be on the road, we’re going to be far away, we’re going to be able to do our little business and we’re going to organize ourselves to put it in place!”, he promised.


Among the visitors, coach Daniel Renaud found himself in much the same situation as his counterpart from the Capital.

“On both sides, it was completely remodeled lineups. I think that on each trio, there was a newcomer. It wasn’t a game of X’s and O’s. We instead put the emphasis on trying to have as much fighting spirit as possible,” he explained near his team’s locker room while the Cataractes players celebrated their victory to the sound of Pitbull’s music.

One of the adjustments made by the Mauricie formation during the game was to bring more traffic near the net of goalkeeper Louis-Antoine Denault.

From the first intermission, the coaches pointed out to the players that few of them were ready to take up the long returns given by the Red Devils goalkeeper.

This observation paid off, as Alexis Bonefon created the tie on the power play in the middle of the second period.

“We felt that there were a lot of rebounds that remained close to the slot. The players agreed to go inside, which gave us timely rebounds,” underlined Renaud.

In the third period, the Cataractes scored three unanswered goals allowing them to get their hands on their seventh victory in ten games since December 10.

  • In the morning, the Remparts claimed 19-year-old defender Lucas Boisvert on waivers. Choice of 4e round of the Gatineau Olympics in 2020, he has been playing since December 2022 with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. In 15 games this season, he scored one goal and had two assists.
  • 11,902 spectators attended the match.
  • The Remparts will play their next matches on the road. They will travel to the Maritimes this week to face Cape Breton, Halifax and Charlottetown.

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