The Cyclone of the Seminary of Saint-François has won the top honors of the class AAA reports, on Sunday afternoon at the Tournament international de hockey bantam de Granby. The club of the region of Quebec defeated the snowy owls from the high school of the Triplet 4-2 in the final.
Respectively eighth and ninth in the hockey League of excellence of Quebec (LHEQ), the snowy owls and the Cyclone were fighting almost on equal terms.
With two goals scored on special units, and in the space of a few minutes, Tommy Montreuil was offered a lead of 3-0 at the Cyclone in the second period.
“The goal shorthanded has had a big impact. Alex Mercier has done a very good job in the corner before putting the washer in Montreuil “, stressed head coach Mathieu Gobeil-Labonté.
Instead of lowering the arm, the snowy owls have gradually narrowed the gap to 3-2. David-Alexandre Coulombe has however dealt a hard blow to the training sherbrooke during the third twenty.
“Our guys have not lost confidence, they remained calm. The fourth goal was very wrong. “
In the quarter-finals, the snowy owls had bleached the Vics Yamaska-Missisquoi to the account of 6-0. With three wins in soil granbyen, the Vics have, however, equalled their harvesting made in the LHEQ… in 23 matches !
In addition, there has been a final fully local in class B, while the Husky 1 Cowansville has dominated the Cobras de Granby 5-2.
Invited at the last minute to replace a team of Rouyn-Noranda, Cowansvillois could hardly have hoped for a better route.
“We have only one defeat and three draws in 17 games since the start of the season. Therefore, we expected to be in Granby, ” said coach Martin Blais.
“We play as a team. The chemistry is good in the locker room, everyone gets along well. Our training sessions are always very productive “, he added.
In the ultimate game, the players the Huskies have done most of the work with two goals in quick at the beginning of the second period.
“I told the young people that, at one point, it was necessary to open the machine. My son [Alexandre] has listened to the set by scoring two times ! “
Named offensive player par excellence in his category, the young Blais admits that this triumph has a special flavour. “To win against Granby, in Granby, it is even better ! “he-he slipped.
Among the many local clubs enrolled in the B, also note that the Rockies Bromont have reached the quarter-finals.
The Voltigeurs triumph
In the other final on the schedule Sunday, the Voltigeurs AA Drummondville have manhandled the Lords of Hockey Quebec North-East by a score of 5-1. Émil Gosselin has scored a brace for eventual champions, while teammate Kevin Bergeron has tallied four assists.
The Tournament bantam de Granby will continue this week with the debut of the teams in AAA, AA female, BB and A.