The Inouk have concluded the regular season on a bad note Sunday afternoon, as they lost 5-4 in overtime to face the Titan on the side of Princeville. With his 116th point of the season, William Leblanc, however, equaled the team record set by Francis Merchant in 2007-2008, without, however, surpass it.
The Inouk were lagging behind 3-0 after fourteen minutes of play, but they have gradually straightened the bar, even taking the lead early in the third period. The 26th goal of Guillaume St-Pierre, however, has brought everyone to the starting point.
The defender Marc-Éric Bourque has finally settled the debate in favor of the Titan from the first minute of overtime. “If you make big mistakes against good clubs, it’s going to cost you. However, I really liked the character we showed to come back into the game, ” commented the head coach of Inouk, Patrice Bosch.
“They forced us to play good hockey. They were needed before the start of the series. “
Jesse Belzil, Anthony Chicoine, Laurent Minville and Christopher Morissette scored for Granby. On the side of Princeville, Bourque has also garnered two assists, while teammate Alex Plamondon has managed a double.
Marc-Antoine Dufour has blocked 39 shots in the defeat. For his part, Leblanc now shares the record for points in a season in Inouk with a Merchant, but he has accomplished the feat faster (48 games compared to 50).
The Inouk were dominated 46-39 chapter of throws, in addition to wasting four opportunities on the power play.
“If you look at the statistics of power play since the 1st of January, I think it is first or second in the league. This is not the effect of a match that will make us panic. But it is sure a goal advantage digital could change things, ” noted Bosch. Patients, advocates Simon Lavoie, and Nathan Martel have missed the meeting, while Nicolas Roy has been taken away because of an equipment breakdown. Miguel Duchaine (minor injury) should also go back to the beginning of the playoffs.
Granby has finished the season 2018-2019 to the fourth rank of the junior hockey League AAA du Québec (LHJAAAQ), behind Terrebonne, Longueuil and then Princeville. Even if the Inouk have lost against a club that aspires to great acclaim Sunday, Patrice Bosch does not too.
“Our four games against Princeville (two wins, two defeats) have been similar. It would have been able to go to one side or the other, ” he argued.
The series of the LHJAAAQ will begin next Sunday with a round robin tournament involving twelve teams. The Inouk will receive the clubs occupying the ranks 10, 11 and 12 at the centre sportif Léonard-Grondin, while they will take on positions 7, 8 and 9 on the road.