The evening of the Marquess quickly turned to vinegar in Rivière-du-Loup. The 3L have completed the sweep of the two meetings with a victory of 6-2.
The 3L have also won three of the four duels in a row between the two rivals. With this harvest of seven points, compared to only two for the Marquis, they approached at only two points of Jonquiérois rank second in the League in north america, with a mathc in addition to race. “Let’s say that this is a weekend to forget”, has dropped a head coach Benoit Gratton to the other end of the line after the meeting.
The Jonquiérois took the lead 2-1 in the first. Francis Verreault-Paul opened the scoring with his first League career in north america with its second game. The defender Louick Marcotte replied about thirty seconds later, but Alexandre Picard restored the lead for the visitors with his third of the weekend. It all went downhill for the Marquis by the following. The 3L took control of the game 3-2 before the end of the initial commitment and then Marcotte scored his second from the beginning of the second and the Louperivois never looked behind. Janick Asselin has especially marked her eighth of the season, beating goaltender Gabriel Girard between the leggings on a penalty shot after being hooked by Danick Malouin.
After producing only one goal in ten opportunities the day before in a reversal of 6-4 at the Palais des sports de Jonquière, the massive attack of the regional still has known failures in three attempts. The disadvantage of digital is much better, not giving anything in five superiorities of digital premises. “The performance in the end of the week, it was not obvious. We tried to make adjustments on the numerical advantage, but I don’t know, it looks like he has passes like that. The first thing first, it is not to fall into a negative state of mind and find solutions, but unfortunately, we have not been able to” week-end”, to estimate. Gratton.
The reinforcement in the defensive
In recent weeks, the leaders of the Marquis have bailed out the offensive. This will now be on the defensive in the coming days, to announce the head coach, speaking of two or three players towards the end of next week, either by the signatures of the players on the list of protection or by transactions. Anything to help, Vincent Richard has not finished the game Saturday after blocking a shot in the first period.
“Defensively, we all know that we have a big problem. We work hard to try to reverse the situation. There are defenders who are not in the good chair and you are giving minutes to players who normally do not play this number of minutes and it seems. It also uses too much Jonathan Diaby and Mathieu Brisebois who play more than 30 minutes more than almost the two-minute numerical advantage. It is said to be from one end, but you really don’t have the choice”, to agree Benoît Gratton.