Now a slight lead until half of the second period, all hopes were allowed for the Elites de Jonquière in the face of the formidable Knights of Lévis, Saturday afternoon at the Home of the recreation of Arvida. But the third period was the result of the Elites, who have retired to the locker room by cashing a defeat of 6-2. As for the Knights of Levis, they remain unbeaten this season, with Saturday a 34th win in a row.
Despite the defeat, head coach of the Elites, Steve Theriault, said he was satisfied with his troops.
“Despite everything, we had a good party. We had a great first period and a good start to the second. But the Knights scored a pair of goals lucky, and it was given this final result,” said the coach, when met in his office a few minutes after the game.
It is Mikisiw Awashish, who scored the first goal of the game and the only one in the first period, offering an advantage from the point of Elites, when the two teams entered the locker room between the first and the second.
From the first minute in the second, the Knights have equaled the mark thanks to Nicolas Daigle, but Mathis Jobin responded with 8 minutes of the second twenty, bearing a mark to 2-1.
It is from the half of the game that things took a turn for the worse for the Jonquiérois. Almost at once, Joshua Roy and Charles-Antoine Dumont have given a lead of two points to the Knights and the Elites have not been able to catch the blow. The three goals scored by Lévis in the third (Joshua Roy, Olivier Boutin and Elliot Lavoie) have made things worse.
“It’d have to be a little more surly around the net. But in spite of the final mark, I liked how the guy came out. It is on that front of such a team, which is the best digital advantage, it does not give a chance in a five-on-three,” pointed out Steve Theriault.
Questioned about the season is exceptional enough of the Knights, the coach of the Elites claimed that they were perhaps imbattus, but not unbeatable. Now the question is who will arrive to put an end to this sequence of victories.
The Elites will cross the iron with the Landings on Three Rivers, Sunday in the Home of the recreation of Arvida.