Drakkar score late to get past Titan in high-scoring tilt

BATHURST – The Baie-Comeau Drakkar visited the K.-C.-Irving Regional Centre on Friday night for the first time this season. The game was originally scheduled for Thursday however a winter storm in the area caused it to be postponed to the following night for the safety of players, fans, and staff.

There was no shortage of scoring in this one as four goals were scored in the opening period. D’Artagnan Joly found the back of the net twice and Luke Kirwan added another as the Drakkar lead 3-1 through one period. Noah Dobson got the Titan goal on a man advantage with Mitchell Balmas and Antoine Morand getting the assists.

The second period was a very similar story with the Titan scoring three times and the Drakkar adding a single. Newly acquired forward Samuel Asselin potted two goals for the home side while Justin Ducharme had the other. Edouard St-Laurent had the only Drakkar tally in the second period as the game stayed tied 4-4 through 40 minutes.

It would remain a tie game until the later stages of the third period when St-Laurent scored his second of the night and the game-winner at 13:15. Baie-Comeau netminder Justin Blanchette was peppered with 48 shots but turned aside 44 of them while Evan Fitzpatrick didn’t have an ideal debut with the Titan finishing with 23 saves.

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