The Maroons were generous to their supporters in the run-up to Christmas by filling a deficit of three goals to give them a great victory of 6-3 against the Metal Pless of Plessisville, Saturday, at the arena Jacques-Chagnon.
The first period did not suggest such a scenario so that the visitors built a lead of 3-0 thanks to goals from Maxime Couturier, Janik Lowry-Gagnon and Olivier Bélanger. Far from giving up, the Maroons responded in turn with a push of three nets scored in less than two minutes at the end of the second period to bring everyone back to square one.
Players of the Metal Pless have only themselves to blame for this reversal of the situation since their disobedience led to the first two goals of Waterloo enrolled in the digital advantage. Sebastien Gauthier has then created equal while he was still 54 seconds to the clock by getting his first goal of the season.
The momentum had clearly changed sides and the old Inouk Patrice Demuy took the opportunity to make the score 4-3 in favor of the Maroons as early as the first minute of play of the last twenty. Samuel Cloutier had brought the advance to two goals in another numerical superiority and Steve Lebel is come to put an end to the suspense by making it fly in a empty net at the very end of the game.
The game hardy was in the spotlight during this last meeting before Christmas. Here we see Richard Boulet of the Maroons do battle with Maxime Harnois, a former door-colours of Waterloo.
Yann Joseph is leading the charge
Yann Joseph has continued to lead the charge for the Maroons in scoring one goal and two assists in the encounter. He has also received the first star of the game. Alexis Guilbault has also contributed to the score for Waterloo.
Visibly frustrated by the turn of events, the Metal Pless began to speak, his fists in the final moments of the game. The Maroons responded to the invitation and the players are wished happy Holidays in their own way, while three battles broke out at the same time on the ice.
No less than 78 penalty minutes were distributed of the two sides in the last minute of the game. Four players, Keven Pellerin and Maxime Harnois Metal Pless and Guillaume Veilleux and Maxime Roy, of the Maroons, have also been expelled during this sequence.
After having given in on the first shot of the match, Vincent Gervais has left his place to Francois Lacerte, who has blocked 35 shots to get the win. His vis-à-vis Vincent Lamontagne, for its part, faced a barrage of 41 shots.
Following this win, the Maroons (7-6-2) went on leave for Christmas with a harvest of 16 points in 15 games, which is currently the 6th place in the overall standings of a hockey League senior AAA du Québec (LHSAAAQ).
The troupe of Miguel Fortin will be back in action on Friday night as she will visit at Formula Fitness (6-7-2) of Bécancour, which displays only two points behind the Maroons.