Although they have harvested two times more free throws than their opponents, the Maroons have posted a 3-2 loss to say the least, disappointing against the Metal Perreault of Donnacona, Saturday night at the arena Jacques-Chagnon. Last in the standings of a hockey League senior AAA du Québec, the visitors had previously suffered five defeats in six games.
“We still had a few absent [editor’s NOTE : Jason’s Crack and Charles Power], but also good substitutes. It was thought to be able to beat Donnacona, a club that is experiencing difficulties, ” admitted Miguel Fortin, head coach and general manager of the Maroons.
“But they had won the day before in Bécancour, and they got ready. More than we… “, he added.
The training waterloise first had a good first period, as goals by Steve Lebel and Jonathan Delorme brought the score to 2-0 in his favour.
The premises have, however, lifted the foot afterwards. David Richard and Philip, Richard took the opportunity to outwit the goalkeeper Vincent Gervais, creating equality. “We could see that they were not in the shot after a period of time, so we thought maybe this would be a easy part and that it would end 10-0. But they raised their game up a notch, ” said Fortin.
Donnacona has delivered the coup de grace at the beginning of the third period, while Jonathan Fortier was serving a penalty for roughing. Joshua Desmarais and Philippe Richard have contributed to the net from Samuel Labrecque, who turned out to be one of victory.
“We wanted to initiate things and give a good show to our supporters, that Donnacona refused to do. But it has a little exceeded the limits and it has cost us dearly. “
Samuel Tanguay has blocked 42 shots in front of the cage of the Metal Perreault to earn the first star of the game. In the camp waterlois, Gervais has made 18 stops.
A tense atmosphere
Having obtained only one victory in their last five matches, the Maroons seem to be again caught in a downward spiral. Several supporters have not hesitated to express their dissatisfaction through social networks.
On the page Facebook of the team, some have particularly deplored the fact that only Jason Larochelle will be brought to the defence of Marc-André Levasseur after it has received a hard fail Labrecque.
This frustration seems to also be transported in the grandstands of the arena Jacques-Chagnon. A witness has narrated in The Voice of the Is an altercation involving, in particular, a supporter and local president of the Maroons, David Godbout.
“I have simply given a hand to the security agents by the end of the game. It is a simple embrace, nothing more, ” pleaded Godbout Sunday afternoon.
“No one is fallen, there has been no coup and the supporter was even able to leave by himself. What has made the most noise, it was her family crying around. But there’s not much else to say about it. “Godbout recognizes, however, that the climate is currently tense around the club.
“There was a lot of frustration in the air [Saturday] and I understand the supporters. I do not want anyone, on the contrary. We must remain in solidarity and I will take this week the decisions necessary for the proper functioning of the team “, he assured, adding that some positions could be in danger.
It is certainly a special case…
The Maroons (8th in the ranking of the LHSAAAQ) will resume action next Saturday, while Sporting de Joliette (4th) will be passing at Waterloo.