Magog The Cantonniers forced the submission of a sixth meeting in the final four seven Midget Development League Quebec AAA by winning 5-2 against the Lions du Lac St-Louis Tuesday night to close 1100 spectators at the arena of Magog.
Absent during the match number four in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Félix Meunier and Olivier Mathieu, Cantonniers scorers in the regular season, were quick to make their presence felt and finished their evening working with five points. Meunier scored twice in addition to providing an assist, while Mathieu had a goal and an assist.
If you add up the performance of Antoine Demers (1-2), Tristan Gagnon (1-0) and Christopher Benoit (0-3), it is true that some of the best elements of Cantonniers were among the best on ice, eclipsing Adam Capannelli (0-2) and Gabriel Fortier (0-1) Lions. It has still been a constant threat to the magogoise defensive and goalie Alex D’Orio.
Forced to play catch-up hockey in the two previous parts on the ice Lions and powerless on their numerical advantage, the troopers Felix Potvin were quick to take control of the game with two goals in the first five minutes. They had increased their lead to 3-0 before the end of the first. The power play Cantonniers also responded with three goals with the man advantage.
Once play resumed in the second period, the visitors broke the ice, but Félix Meunier has given priority to three goal lead with a spectacular goal also is important. Meunier crossed the ice from one end to the other and beat goalie Sandro Silvestre with the help of a shooting at the same time he fell to his knees on the ice.
“I especially remember that it was an important goal. The next goal became capital and we got it. I was ready for this meeting. In the final, you have to play with pain, “revealed one who belongs to the Victoriaville Tigres in the QMJHL.
Local felt hot soup when the Lions have had their best moments after their second goal in the second period. Magog but managed to close the door in the final 20 minutes.
“He never takes Lions beaten. With their strike force, they can sometimes make us look bad, but I liked the reaction of our players. In fact, they impress me. They are relatively quiet and always find a way to regroup, “said Felix Potvin.