Magog The Cantonniers added a second victory in their semi-final three of five of the Quebec Midget AAA League of taking the measure last night Gauls Antoine-Girouard by 6-3 before 1180 spectators the arena of Magog. Leading the series 2-1, the Magogois are just one winning the final of the Quebec Midget AAA League.
After putting five goals in the third period Sunday in the second part of the series, the troopers Felix Potvin have picked up where they had left knocking at the speed of light from the first third with four goals. A first period a little rock’n’roll since visitors were able to cause a 2-2 tie in 138 seconds while the 13th minute of play of the game was not yet crossed.
A short lull followed up two late goals Cantonniers the end of engagement. Jordan Chabot, Antoine Demers, Sacha Olivier Roy and Mathieu who shared four goals of their team in the first period were a hit every time on perfectly orchestrated game pieces.
D’Orio is injured
Bad news awaited Cantonniers supporters of the return of their favorites on the ice while veteran goalkeeper Alex D’Orio was nowhere and never returned to the bench after an injury in the first period. Justin Blanchette took over and after being caught out quickly, it was perfect for the rest of the game. While Gauls had withdrawn their goalkeeper late on, Blanchette, who excels at controlling the puck, even came close to score a goal by clearing its territory.
“With less than a minute to do and a two-goal lead, I really was aiming their goal. I still prefer talking about my first role is to stop the puck. I do not have the choice to be ready at all times, “says one who has outlined a smile when it was mentioned that his two saves recorded series would make a great reliever in baseball.
In the last twenty, Blanchette took advantage of a better cushion when Jakob Breault and Tristan Gagnon, the latter into an empty net, added to the brand.
“It was a funny game. We had some difficulty managing our 2-0 lead in the first period. It’s a lot better the last third with a single priority goal. Offensively, we continue to do good work, but we need to improve in our zone and the neutral zone, “commented Felix Potvin.