On their return to work after the long Holiday break in the League de hockey midget AAA, the Elite of Jonquière bit the dust in Saint-Eustache. The Vikings have struck twice with the benefit of a man to earn a victory of 3-0.
During this time, deprived of the best marker Charles-Edouard Drouin, the massive attack of Jonquiérois is quite discrete, being bleached in eight opportunities. “It was played on special units,” agreed head coach Steve Theriault after the meeting. The keeper of the Vikings, was one of the builders of the victory with 40 saves. “We had chances, but the puck is not making a turn not like we would have wanted. The execution was not 100%, but the chances were there. It is necessary to give credit to the goalkeeper who had a good game,” estimate Thériault, acknowledging that its troops had somehow missed concentration during the first game in 2019.
“The effort was there, the commitment was there. However, at the level of the structure, we had a good first, but in second and third, there has been a lack. We are going to look ahead and ensure that on Sunday we can play 60 minutes on this aspect. It is necessary to return to the same level that they showed before going on vacation,” forward Steve Theriault.
The locals have taken the lead in a massive attack mid-way into the second on the 11th season of Justin Gill. Third, the Elites have had a golden opportunity to return to the score, but were unable to convert a numerical advantage of four minutes. A few moments later, Charles-Antoine Archambault has confirmed the victory of his own with a shot from the point which has cleared a path, and then Alexis Leblanc has completed in an empty net. In defeat, the guardian jonquiérois William Blackburn was pushed out of the 21 shots, he has participated during the period of the Celebrations in the camp of the team Quebec under 16 years of age for Canada Games next month. “He still has a chance of winning. What I like about him is that he never gives a rebound. He is in control of everything. Is that he keeps the puck or deflects in the corner. He has been beaten twice in numeric advantage. One must give credit to the other team that was able to take advantage of our indiscipline”, noted Steve Theriault.
The Elites will complete this end of the week on the road to Châteauguay. The attacker Charles-Edouard Drouin certainly still call him, who is currently with the Voltigeurs of Drummondville.