The Maroons are past nearly create the deadlock in the series between the air Conditioning Cloutier of Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Saturday night at the arena Jacques-Chagnon. The aim of Antoine Masson, who has broken a tie of 5-5 in overtime, however, allowed the visitors to double their lead (2-0) in the quarter-finals in the national hockey League senior AAA du Québec.
“It is certain that it is a defeat heart-breaking, because there has been a great game of hockey. It is even more painful to lose in overtime, ” admitted the coach partner David Lapierre.
“However, if you go back a few months, many supporters — and maybe even some of our players had lost confidence in the team. By offering such a good performance against the second best club in the ranking, it has been shown that it is able to accomplish when the guys put the team before their personal successes. “
Absent during the defeat of 6-2 in Cap-de-la-Madeleine on Friday, Charles Power and Alex Side have brought in reinforcements for the second game of the series.
Always bothered by a shoulder injury, Power has, however, scored two times. Just like the first thread of the Granbyen, goals from Marc-André Levasseur Alexis Guilbault and Maxime Pion, have allowed the Maroons to tie the game at different times.
But the training waterloise has never been able to take the lead, and this, even if it has dominated 58-43 chapter of the throws.
“When we created the tie, there was a tendency to deviate from our plan match, which offered good opportunities for our opponents. And they were not slow to capitalize, ” said Lapierre.
Masson has been dominant in this part, who has collected four points (one goal, three assists). Zackary Beaudoin (twice), Pier-Olivier Grandmaison, Keven, Robert and Vincent Scopeletti have also shaken the ropes for the air Conditioning Cloutier.
The goalie Derick Roy has made 53 stops in the victory. At the other end of the rink, François Lacerte has blocked 37 washers.
We can now ask how the Maroons (eighth in the regular season) could beat the Cap-de-la-Madeleine four times in five games.
Far from panicking, David Lapierre believed to the chances of his team.
“The air Conditioning Cloutier form a very good team, we have to give him its letters of nobility. But it is time that we cease to be complexed in front of them ! “
“It is going to play game by game, period by period. “
This series “four seven” will resume Friday night in the Mauricie region.
In the other series being in the LHSAAAQ, La Tuque leads 2-0 against Windsor, while Joliette and Plessisville are tied (1-1). The second match between Louiseville and Nicolet was still ongoing at the time of writing these lines.