The third time was the charm for Alexandre Beauregard. After getting let go by the Titans without playing in a game, and then released by the South Carolina Stingrays following 16 games without lighting the lamp, the 21-year-old finally tallied his first professional goal in his first game with the Elmira Jackals on Monday afternoon.
His third period marker turned out to be the game-winner, and may have bought him another opportunity in the ECHL.
“It’s my first year pro, so you never know what’s going to happen…but this is more my style of team,” Beauregard said.
“Tonight, I played a good game with (Darren) Kramer, who is the same kind of player as me. So I think this will be a good fit for me.”
The St-Jerome, Quebec native said that his goal will put less pressure on him for the next few games…but even getting into a game wasn’t a luxury that the Titans could afford when he was with them. A re-occuring ankle injury had him on the 21-Day IR, and there simply wasn’t room for him when he was ready to play.
Beauregard said that while he loved his experience in Trenton and would love to go back someday, he seems to have already found a role with his new team.
“I think I’ll be on the third line or the tenth forward. I’m a third line player anyway, I can score goals sometimes and just bring energy to the team by being physical.”
And, after some doubts, Beauregard showed everyone else…and perhaps himself as well that he’s able to hang with the big boys in the ECHL.
“Today was a good game for me,” he said. “It shows me that I’m able to play in this league.”
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