Philippe Lamoureux became the second goaltender this season to shutout the Peoria
Rivermen this season as he backstopped the Abbotsford Heat to a 2-0 win. He faced just 22 shots and helped stop all
seven Rivermen power plays en route to his first shutout of the year.
Rivermen were outshot in the opening frame 17-4 and but trailed only 1-0 in
large part to the effort of Jake Allen. At 18:08 Bryan Cameron tapped in a Ryley
Grantham feed in front through the legs of Allen for his fifth of the year.
Stefan Meyer also picked up an assist on the goal.
Heat struck on the power-play in the second period. T.J. Brodie fed Jon Rheault
in the bottom of the right circle and he one-timed his sixth of the year by the
blocker of Allen. It was the first and only power play goal for the Heat in 21
chances against the Rivermen this season.
Heat outshot the Rivermen 37-22 in the contest and 10-4 in the third period. The Rivermen were held off the board on all
seven power-play chances, the first time this season they have come up empty
with at least six opportunities in the game.
It also marked the first time this season the Rivermen have allowed two
goals or less in a game and failed to win (24-1-0-0).
Rivermen continue on their four game road trip on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Toronto
against the Marlies. The game can be
heard locally on 96.5 ESPN Radio or online on www.rivermen.net.