(Sherbrooke) Despite their poor record, the Chicoutimi were not an easy prey this season for the Phoenix, on the contrary. Sherbrooke residents were unable to beat them once, and this four occasions.
The Phoenix has dropped the flag by the score of 4 to 2 Sunday Chicoutimi by stumbling to a solid custodian appointed Julio Billia.
“To overcome Chicoutimi, we must be better than Julio Billia and Nicolas Roy. Billia was excellent and Roy scored again, “says the coach Stéphane Julien.
It’s Charles-Antoine Turcot Poirier that returned the challenge of curbing men Yanick Jean. The young goalkeeper has however failed its mission.
Shortly after a missed opportunity by Julien Pelletier, who hit the post, Nicolas Roy took advantage of a bad output Poirier Turcot to make his 47th goal of the season late in the first period.
“Charles-Antoine missed a pass and the puck deflected off a leg and then be on the palette Nicolas Roy, which is always a bad idea! “Launches the Sherbrooke pilot recalling that his young goalkeeper playing his first game in nearly a month.
“He must reconnect with the action quickly. Evan Fitzpatrick rested and he should keep the goals in the next two parts, “says Stéphane Julien.
In the second period, Marc-Antoine Gauvreau saw his shot being deflected by defender Julien Bahl, allowing local to double their lead.
Julien Pelletier was then the first to beat Billia through a fast and powerful shot.
But from the first seconds of the last third, Carignan-Julien Labbé wore it 3-1. Nathanael Halbert has helped restore hope to the birds, but Timothy Simard was responsible for slowing down the momentum of the Phoenix by pushing the puck into an empty net shorthanded.
“In general, I’m happy with the way our team played. Everything looked easy by cons for Billia. From our side, I think Charles-Antoine would like to see two shots. He seemed a little nervous, but it does not hurt, “says Julien.
Simplify the game against the Drakkar
To resume the game of 3 February canceled because of an electrical problem occurred Centre Henry-Leonard, the Phoenix will face the Drakkar Monday, the day after a victory against Baie-Comeau Québec by a score of 7 to 4.
Recall that the Drakkar received a hockey lesson Friday in Sherbrooke during his loss of 6 to 1.
“We will take the opportunity to gain confidence. The secret is to keep the game easy by not thinking it will be easy to beat the Drakkar “concludes Stéphane Julien.