Desrocher overtime winner lifts Generals past Remparts
Stephen Desrocher fired home the overtime winner at 18:07 of the extra frame as the Oshawa Generals defeated the Quebec Remparts 5-4 at the Colisee Pepsi on Sunday.
With the win, the Generals are guaranteed at least a spot in this year’s MasterCard Memorial Cup semifinal on Friday.
Michael McCarron, Michael Dal Colle, Dakota Mermis and Tobias Lindberg also netted goals for the Generals.
Dmytro Timashov scored twice while Raphaël Maheux and Ryan Graves added single markers for the Remparts.
Oshawa opened the scoring as Michael McCarron tipped home a Mitchell Vande Sompel point shot for his first goal of the tournament at 2:18 of the first period. Vande Sompel and Michael Dal Colle were given the assists.
The Remparts tied the game at 5:43 of the opening frame as Raphaël Maheux scored his first goal of the tournament beating Generals goaltender Ken Appleby. Anthony Duclair and Ryan Graves added the helpers on the goal.
The Generals regained the lead as Dal Colle netted his second goal of the tournament at 12:40 of the first period. McCarron had the lone assist.
Quebec again tied the game as Graves buried his second goal of the tournament at 2:45 of the second period. Marc-Olivier Roy and Vladimir Tkachev picked up the helpers.
Dakota Mermis gave Oshawa a 3-2 lead as he found the back of the net beating Remparts goaltender Zachary Fucale at 2:34 of the third period for his first goal of the tournament. Tobias Lindberg and Stephen Desrocher recorded the assists on the goal.
The Remparts tied the game for a third time as Dmytro Timashov scored his first goal of the tournament on the power play at 5:39 of the final frame. Roy and Nikolas Brouillard found the score sheet with the helpers.
Timashov would give Quebec their first lead of the game as he recorded his second goal of the game, second of the tournament, at 8:48 of the third period. Adam Erne and Kurt Etchegary were given credit with the assists.
Oshawa tied the game on the power play as Lindberg notched his second goal of the tournament at 17:51 of the final stanza. Dal Colle and Cole Cassels added the helpers on the goal.
In overtime, Stephen Desrocher would clinch the game for the Generals scoring his second goal of the tournament at 18:07 of the extra frame. Cassels was given the only assist.
Appleby made 21 saves in the win for Oshawa while Fucale turned aside 45 of 50 shots in the loss for Quebec.
Game 4 of the MasterCard Memorial Cup will take place on Monday as the Rimouski Océanic face the Kelowna Rockets. Puck drop is 7:30 p.m. EST at Colisee Pepsi.
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