Antoine Bibeau stopped all 23 shots he faced Saturday night as the P.E.I. Rocket recorded back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 2003-04.
The Rocket defeated the expansion Sherbrooke Phoenix 2-0 in front of 1,911 fans at the Charlottetown Civic Centre a night after defeating Moncton 5-0 with Maxime Lagace recording the shutout.
“I thought the team played very well,” Bibeau said. “I didn’t steal the game tonight. They just played good defensively.”
It was Bibeau's second shutout of the season.
Victor Provencher scored the winner with 18 seconds to go in the first period. He was rewarded for driving hard to the net.
“I didn’t even see (the puck). I just put my stick on the ice and it went in,” he said.
Alexis Pépin added an insurance goal on the power play in the third. Erik Robichaud, Josh Currie and Jimmy Oligny had assists on the night as the Rocket improved to 9-4.
Jacob Gervais-Chouinard made 28 saves as the Phoenix drop to 2-10-0-1.
“Our goaltending was solid this weekend,” coach Gordie Dwyer said. “I thought Maxime Lagace played excellent against Moncton on the road and Antoine answered the bell today.”
The last time the Rocket recorded shutouts in consecutive games was in the first season in Charlottetown when Ryan Mior and Jonathan Boutin turned the feat.
I thought the team played very well - Antoine Bibeau, Rocket goaltender
P.E.I. is back in action Thursday when it host Chicoutimi at 7 p.m.
NOTES: Rocket winger Matej Beran appeared to sprain his wrist in the first period and was gone for the rest of the game. The team juggled their lines with Provencher and Louick Marcotte both seeing time with the top unit.
The evening was also pink out the rink night to raise funds and awareness for the Atlantic chapter of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. A total of $6,145 was raised.