Drummondville Voltigeurs played their best match of the playoffs on Wednesday night before their fans, but it was not enough to avoid the sweep. The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies have confirmed their supremacy by winning 7-3.
Switzerland Timo Meier was an incredible success against the poor Voltigeurs, he collected five points in order to bring their record to seven goals and six assists in four games. He got four of his points on the power play.
“We got a few more shots than them, but their power play was the difference. It really is a good hockey team. They skated faster than us and we took the penalty by hanging or attempting to slow them. They marked by ill every time, “analyzes the instructor of the Reds, Jean-François Grégoire.
Godbout in the fray
In the third period, while the die was cast, the coach sent the young Cédric Godbout, his fourth goalie in the melee, which thrilled the 1,600 spectators at the Marcel Dionne Center. The fans have also been less severe than the previous day with their protégés.
“We wanted him to experience and I think people applauded. I have to thank the fans for their support during the meeting. While we have not been easy, they were behind the guy, “adds Gregory.
The Drummondville will have scored just five goals in four games during their eighth series finale. Justin Guénette was the best of his offensively with three assists.
As is often the case during a removal, mines were low in the dressing room of the Voltigeurs. This group of players has played his last game together. Players will have 20 years to retire and others, younger, may not make the team next season.
“We’ll meet guys in the coming days to make the season record. During the summer and before the next season, it will define which players will be able to help the team next year, “says the hockey man.