A Quebecer's dream ended with the Washington Capitals

Published November 10, 2021 at 12:06

Hendrix Lapierre managed to get a job due to the injury to Nicklas Backstrom, which allowed him to begin a stint in the National Hockey League with his childhood idol, Alexander Ovechkin.

After one goal and six games, the Quebecer was sent to his QMJHL club, the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. He will conclude this campaign with the Titan, who are ranked 11th in the Courteau Circuit with a 7-6-2 record. Team captain Logan Chisholm will certainly be happy to have the star player back.

I remind you that Lapierre heard his name called in the 22nd spot in the 2020 amateur auction. That year, the Montreal Canadiens settled on Kaiden Guhle, also a great pick, as there were many doubts about Lapierre.

In sending the 19-year-old back to the QMJHL, the team recalled two players who were standouts with the Hershey Bears, goaltender Zachary Fucale and forward Aliaksei Protas.

Fucale has been smoking hot this year, posting some very impressive numbers since the start of the campaign: 3 wins, 2 losses in overtime, a 1.73 goals-against-average and a .933 save percentage. Colossal, indeed!

So, we are disappointed for one and happy for the other, aren't we?
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