The Maroons will face elimination on Saturday night at the arena Jacques-Chagnon, during the fourth game of their series against the air Conditioning Cloutier of Cap-de-la-Madeleine.
In the Mauricie region, on Friday evening, the Waterlois lost 8-4. They are now back 3-0 in this series quarter-final best-of-seven meetings.
“Things worked pretty well until one kind of our game plan in the second period, said Miguel Fortin. Against a team as potent on the attack, we simply cannot afford to release in defensively.”
After a period, it was tied 2-2. The Maroons were even 3-2 in the seventh minute of the second and, up to the 14th minute of the same commitment, it was 4-4.
“The effort was there, but it still lacked a little something this evening,” sighed Fenton.
Maxime Pion and Samuel Deslandes, with a goal and a pass each, and Patrick Tremblay, with two assists, were the best of the Maroons. Jonathan Bouchard and Maxime Roy were the other markers.
With two goals and two assists, Antoine Masson led the attack on the air Conditioning Cloutier.
Vincent Gervais opened the game in front of the net of the Maroons, but he was replaced by François Lacerte after having given five times on 23 shots. Lacerte gave away two goals on 25 shots, the last bit of the air Conditioning Cloutier having been scored in a empty cage.
Yann Joseph was injured in training this week and he has not finished the game. It should, however, be in uniform Saturday.
“As cliché as this is, you’re going to tell me, but I repeat to you that it is a four to seven and that this is not finished, has returned to Fortin. But it will be necessary to remind the guys that we will beat this team by giving as many goals.”
The task ahead for the Maroons is nothing less than monumental.
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