Afternoon Recap: Byron busts out

In perhaps his best performance of the young season, center Paul Byron had a goal and two assists as Gatineau fell to Rimouski, 5-4 in a seven-round shootout. As the Piques second shooter, Byron also cashed his shootout attempt after getting stopped by Maxim Gougeon on a second period penalty shot. The game ended when the fourteenth shooter, Gatineau's Gerrit Fauser, failed to solve Gougeon. Byron's afternoon output is encouraging, as it's just a matter of time before the dazzler steps up and starts potting goals more regularly for les Olympiques. He's been controlling play in spurts of late, and now must kick his trailblazing skills into a higher gear if he's to get another look from Hockey Canada for their World Junior entry this winter. In the other afternoon game in the Q, Luke Adam (-1) added a late goal for Montreal in their 3-2 loss to Cape Breton. The tally, Adam's seventh of the year, came on his seventh shot of the game with the Juniors net empty. Worth noting is that Adam was again a shot-blocking machine, turning back six Screaming Eagles attempts in defeat. As mentioned earlier, T.J. Brennan scored his second goal of the season for Montreal, and now has seven points in ten games.
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