The expectations were high for Inouk who were faced with the Forts of Chambly. With cards very different, victory seemed at hand for the men of Patrice Bosch. This was without counting on the tenacity that would put the visitors to defeat the defense granbyenne by a score of 6-3.
After the Holiday break, the Inouk, however, had already begun to force their return to the ice of the centre sportif Leonard-Grondin, Friday evening. Only 2 minutes 45 after the start of the encounter, the attacker William Leblanc was his 46th goal of the season with the help of the no. 19, Louis-Philippe Denis.
The enthusiasm of the hosts, however, was quickly broken by the firing of Mathieu Trudel of the Forts of Chambly, which is found at the bottom of the net to Marc-Antoine Dufour less than three minutes later.
In the second period, the offensive granbyenne has redoubled its zeal to impose his game. Striker Samuel Nadeau scored his second goal of the season with the help of Stephen Bourdeau and Charlie Risk.
Lack of energy
The Granbyens have, however, seemed to lack energy in the beginning of the third period. Players Chambly have maintained the pressure to equalize brand new thanks to the shooting of Samuel Monette at the beginning of the period.
Chambly has maintained its momentum with a goal by Marc-Olivier Gilbert six minutes later.
If the Inouk were then played with intensity, the Strong have scored less than five minutes before the end of the period.
A few seconds later, Raphael Bouchard was responding with his second goal of the season with the help of Vincent Lampron and Charlie Risk.
Unfortunately, the decision of the coach Patrice Bosch of pull goalie Marc-Antoine Dufour at the end of the game was not enough to reverse the trend. Marc-Olivier Gilbert of the Forts of Chambly took advantage of a breakaway and launched into an empty net, burying the hopes of the supporters granbyens.
30 seconds from the end, Alexandre Oligny-Root has done the same, scoring a sixth goal for Chambly.
The defeat of the Inouk against the Strong puts an end to a sequence of three victories for the Granbyens.