LionsHold opponents Scoreless in their two Weekend Victories

St. Lawrence's hockey team won their ninth and tenth straight game over the weekend, closing the gap between them and first place in their division

Photo: Dominique Routhier

Goalie Cedrick Lafrance stopped all 48 shots he faced last weekend

Saturday evening at L’Activital, the Lions won their 10th consecutive United junior Hockey League regular season game with a 3-0 victory. Goal tender Cedrick Lafrance registered his third shut out of the season. The lions out-shot Three Rivers 44-22.  Saint Lawrence tallied three goals in the second period, with scoring coming from Vincent Jodoin, Samuel Lelievre and Franois Litalien. Lions went 1 for 5 on the power play while penalty killing specialists Samuel Bradette, Frederick Bouchard, Laurent Dumont and Samuel Champagne silenced the opposing power play on six occasions.

The Lions played an exhibition game against the league leading Junior. AA Point de Levis hockey team during Midget Espoir tournament held at Sainte Foy arena. Originally, hockey Quebec had scheduled Saint Lawrence and College Lionel Groulx to show case the early stages of the implementation of the Quebec Collegiate AAA hockey league. Lionel Groulx’s   last minute withdrawal left us scrambling to find an opponent for this vital opportunity. Point de Levis coach, Maxime Gagne accepted to bring his team with a limited roster. The Lions triumphed 7-0 but promised a revenge match up that would enable this league leading opponent to face them with their entire roster. Coach Labadie and his players are excited about the prospect of playing Point de Levis in late February. Lions scoring came from Finnish native Rami Heikala (2) while Vincent Boivin, Samuel Bradette, Vincent April, Dave Poulin and Jean Philippe Sansfacon completed the offensive flurry. Lions plan to schedule other exhibition games against Junior AAA rivals. These games will be announced shortly.

Saint Lawrence prepares for a visit to Three Rivers next Saturday evening. The boys are hungry and want to keep the UJHL winning streak alive and preserve its claim on the Northern Division title of the United Junior Hockey League.