It is a goal of Nikita Jevpalovs, his second of the game, which allowed the Armada to leave Saguenay with the two points. Alexandre Roy had a goal kick in the previous round, while Blainville-Boisbriand goaltender Storm Phaneuf pulled out his stick to stop the puck on the red goal line. A real gem for the 17-year-old keeper, who would have earned a star for his performance.
Marc-Étienne Hubert was certainly disappointed by the defeat of his team, but retained the positive of this match. “We’re disappointed with the end result, that’s for sure, but we’ve shown some nice things,” said the Blues driver. It should not be forgotten that the Armada is the fastest team in the league. In addition, they have an irreproachable work ethic. On the whole, we fought well. ”
However, the Sags coach would have liked to see his veterans manage to move the ropes. “We should have had a better contribution from our offensive leaders,” admitted Hubert. Our four goals of the weekend were marked by our 17-year-old players. We would have liked to have the killer’s instinct and we ran out of execution at times. ”
The Saguenéens will begin their first trip to the Maritimes next week, something Hubert does not mind, especially as his players behave fairly well on the adverse rinks. “A long journey is always good for team spirit,” said the driver. You can also better control the preparation of players. ”
At the end of the second period, Stéfan Matteau Jr served a check from behind to Philippe Archambault, which earned him a five-minute major and a game misconduct. Jérémy Grégoire lost no time to come to the defense of his teammate. “I was tired, it was a couple of times he was looking for us. I wanted to wish him a little welcome in the league, “said Grégoire, smirking.
Laurent Dauphin took advantage of the five-minute advantage to score at the start of the third. For Dauphin, it was a second goal in as many evenings, he began to assert himself more and more in the circuit Courteau. “I try to put some pucks in the net,” said Dauphin humbly. At the beginning of the year, it did not return, but now it wants a little more. You only have to work harder and try to play in the bottom of the opponent’s territory. ”
In the dressing room of the Armada, head coach Jean-François Houle was happy to come out with the victory, especially since his team arrived in Chicoutimi in the wee hours of the morning, due to a mechanical problem with the bus.
“We played a third game in four evenings,” said Houle. Only ten shots were given during the first two periods. I think we are capable of better, but we will take the victory after a long journey. We played a decent match, but we found a way to win and I’m really happy with that. ”
The Saguenéens will play their next game next Thursday against the Prince Edward Island Rocket in the first game of a series of four overseas, including three in the Maritimes.
Between the posts …
– In the sags, the defenders Elliot Bisson and Jérémie Quenneville were left of coast. The other missing were the wounded Christopher Gibson and Charles Hudon …
– On the side of the Armada, Félix Plouffe, Samuel Aquin, Philippe Sanche, Christian Marti and Joseph Strong were absent players …
– Charles Hudon finally suffers from a concussion. The Saguenéens striker was nudged at the head by Gabriel Verpaelst of the Drakkar on Wednesday night …