The Maroons are presented in Bécancour, with an alignment reduces last Friday night and the Formula Fitness took the opportunity to catch up on the general classification, by signing a victory of 5-1 in front of their supporters.
Waterloo, however, has largely dominated in terms of shots — the team took 36 shots against 23 for their rivals, but they faced a goalkeeper in great form by Nicolas Lachance, who did not give in once. He also earned the first star of the meeting.
It must be said that the Maroons were forced to play hockey, catch-up after having seen Bécancour build a lead of 2-0 from the first six minutes of the game.
Alexis Guilbault has reduced the gap to 2-1 with his 7th goal of the season in the middle of the second period, however, the Formula Fitness is returned to the charge with two goals before the end of the commitment to take a serious option on victory.
Laundered during the five numerical advantages, the Maroons then took a goal in and of inferiority in the middle of the third period when William Couture moves to the ropes, putting the game out of the reach of visitors.
Charles Lachance, William Blanchard, Raphaël Talbot and Charles Poulin were the other markers in the Formula Fitness. François Lacerte has suffered a third setback in four games in front of the net of the Maroons, who has rejected 18 shots in the defeat.
Thanks to this victory, Bécancour beat Waterloo on the 6th place in the overall standings of a hockey League senior AAA du Québec (LHSAAAQ). The two formations display a current record of 7-7-2, but the Formula Fitness holds the tie-breaker.
With only six games to play in by the end of the regular season, the Maroons will have so much to do to achieve their goal of finishing in the top-4 in order to benefit from the advantage of the ice in the second round of the playoffs.
Waterloo will try to bounce back Saturday night at home next, while the Metal Perreault (3-12-0) of Donnacona will be coming to the arena Jacques-Chagnon. During the last clash between the two clubs at the beginning of November, the Metal Perreault won 7-5 against the Maroons at the end of a festival offensive hotly contested.