8/24 Recap: Grigorenko produces in Q tune-up

Written By Kris Baker on Saturday, August 25, 2012 | 8/25/2012

Mikhail Grigorenko scored a goal and added two assists Friday as Quebec breezed to a 8-2 preseason victory over Shawinigan. The Remparts will play one more exhibition tilt Saturday before opening the 2012-13 regular season Friday, September 21st against Chicoutimi.

Grigorenko, who earned the game's #2 star, showed his playmaking skills in the first 40-minutes with a pair of deft feeds that resulted in goals by Anthony Duclair ('13). In between the helpers, the 6'3 pivot roofed a power play goal early in the second period to give the Remparts a 4-1 lead. Grigorenko rounded out his effort with two shots on goal and a 60% success rate at the faceoff circle (15/25).

In Finland, Joel Armia skated on a line with Tuomas Pihlman and Mika Niemi but was unable to score as Assat defeated HPK 4-3 in a shootout to advance to the Hämeenlinna tournament finals. Former Sabre Mike Ryan scored a regulation goal for the Aces before connecting for the shootout winner. Assat will battle SaiPa on Saturday to conclude the tourney.

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