Crosby gets 3 points in QMJHL opener

Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby

9/19/2004 9:25:00 AM

ROUYN-NORANDA, Que. (CP) - Sidney Crosby needed one period to get his legs on track. Once it happened, he Rouyn-Noranda Huskies could not stop him.

Crosby scored once and added two assists to lead the Rimouski Oceanic to a 6-3 victory over the Huskies in their first QMJHL game this season on Saturday.

Jean-Michel Bolduc scored twice while Francis Charette registered one goal and one assist. Dany Roussin and Zbynek Hrdel also had goals for Rimouski.

Philippe Dupuis, with two, and Guillaume Desbiens replied for the Huskies.

Crosby was held to only one shot in his eight first-period shifts. The 17-year-old, who lead the Canadian Hockey League with 54 goals and 135 points last season, showed his talent in the second period.


While the Oceanic was killing a minor penalty, Crosby took a loose puck in the neutral zone, beat two defencemen and goalie Jean-Philippe Levasseur with a beautiful move at 5:49, to even the score 2-2.

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