Poirier 3, Val-d’Or 5

The Val d’Or Foreurs left the Robert Guertin Centre with a victory of 5-3. Émile Poirier was the only scorer for the Olympiques.


The hat trick from the 18 year old brought the 2315 fans to their feet, but that was not enough to win.


With less then 2 minutes of play, a furious and planned fight occurred against Samuel Courtemanche and Vincent Dunn native of Hull. This gave the passed to game. In the middle of the period, Gatineau opened the score. Émile Poirier, with a wrist shot from the face off cercle to score on Francois Tremblay. The reply came quickly for Val d’Or. In front of his family and friends, Dunn got an assist on Samuel Henley’s goal. A second fight then took place this time between Adam Chapman and Jessy Morin, Chapman showed his opponent he meant business.


In the second period, Val d’Or took the lead with a goal from Nicolas Aubé-Kubel. The frustration then took over the Olympiques when Martin Reway was given a game misconduct. The top scorer of the team gone the second scorer took over. Émile Poirier tied the game with a powerful shot. Two minutes later, the number 27 completed his hat trick on a spectacular break away on a 4 on 5. It was the n3-2 for the Olympiques.


It only took 45 seconds of play in the third period for the Foreurs to change the tempo of the game. Artem Sergeev and Nicolas Aubé-Kubel scored two fast goals that just killed the Olympiques. A goal in an empty net of Thierry Comtois put an end to the game.


Gatineau’s goaltender, Michael Nishi offered an average performance with 35 saves.


The next home game for the Olympiques will be against the Halifax Mooseheads on Friday, the game will take place at 7h00pm. The organization will retire Colin White’s jersey before the game. White helped the Olympiques win two President Cups in 1995 and 1997 and win the Memorial Cup in 1997.


Olivier Breton


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