The Saguenéens have ended the year 2018 in beauty, earning him a fourth consecutive victory, by having the top by a score of 6-4 over the Tigers in Victoriaville, on the occasion of a League match of the Quebec major junior hockey played on Monday afternoon of the eve of the day of the Year.
The men of head coach and general manager Yanick Jean will, therefore, marked no less than 13 goals in two matches, following their win of 7-1 against the Voltigeurs of Drummondville on Saturday.
First star of the match, the attacker Jeremy Fortin stole the show, scoring two goals, including the victory in the third period.
Yanick Jean was satisfied with the reaction of his own in the third period, after having seen the Tigers come from behind to 4-1 in the 2nd to begin the last twenty minutes with a score of 4-4. “We had two choices, either we apitoyait on our fate, and that it was dropping the arms, or they wanted to overcome the adversity. We had made the right choice and showed maturity. It’s going to help us become a better team. When you surmontes the face of adversity, you become stronger. We have acquired the maturity in this game”, he analyzed in a telephone interview with The Daily.
Head coach Yanick Jean did not hesitate to speak of the “big win” for his club and he looked forward to four consecutive wins. “It is really positive. We had had difficult weeks before that,” he said.
The thread of the match
The Saguenéens have opened the scoring at 3:26 of the first period when a digital advantage. Artemi Kniazev went there with a slapshot from the blue line that was blocked by a defender Felines. The puck appeared directly on the pallet Hendrix Lapierre, who has shifted back immediately to Theo Rochette. This last was an empty net in front of him, as the keeper Tristan Side-Cazenave had moved in the direction of the initial shot of the defender of Russian.
Subsequently, the chance continued to smile at the Sags, while a throw from the blue line by Michael Pellerin seemingly innocuous, has deflected off of a defender of Black and Yellow.
However, the 3rd goal of the first third-time was the result of the fine efforts of Justin Ducharme, who is brought in alone shorthanded in the face of the cerberus. Initially frustrated, he grabbed the back to put on its 19th successful season. He had intercepted a pass a little soft in the centre of the ice, before mark, surrounded by five Tigers helpless.
In the second period, the wind has, however, turned in favor of the local team. In favor of a three-to-one, Dominic Cormier has completed the pass from Tyler Jones to thwart Zachary Bouthillier.
Later, the Saguenéens believed to have taken the wide to mid-way in the match, while Jeremy Fortin has threaded the needle at 8:19, a beautiful shot of the cuffs of the enclave. At 4-1, this goal has also put an end to the afternoon work of the bouncer victoriavillois.
Except that all this beautiful work was destroyed in 2:36 by the Tigers. First of all, Victoriaville has continued to apply the pressure after a numerical advantage when Olivier Mathieu has served a clever pass cross-sectional Conor Frenette posted near the goal line. Barely a minute later, Mikhail Abramov has outsmarted the #33 of Sags of a shot from the circle put in play. And then, exactly 90 seconds after this goal, it was the turn of the Tigers to benefit from a fortuitous game, while a pass has been blocked unintentionally by a defender Sags, providing a great opportunity for Sammy Paré, who has worn the mark to 4-4.
At this point in the game, the three guardians used had granted eight goals on 39 shots for a percentage efficiency class of 0,795.
During the final period, the Saguenéens have worked hard and have limited the chances of their opponents. Vincent Lapalme has been an excellent example, as he has shot down the big task in the background of enemy territory for many seconds, embouteillant the Tigers. He subsequently inherited the drive to the blue line, launching soon. Well-positioned in front of the goalkeeper Fabio Iacobo, Jeremy Fortin has diverted the drive for his second goal of the day. At the end of the match, the premises were hastily removed Iacobo to make room for a sixth attacker, but to no avail. Samuel Houde closed the debate by marking them in the cage dropped with a few seconds to make.
The Saguenéens will resume action with two games on Thursday and Friday in Drummondville and Gatineau.