Finally… Finally our Olympiques played hockey today. Louis Robitaille’s men started the game by looking for their bearings on the ice. They had played their last real game five week ago.
It was a first period without too much action as both teams studied each other. The goalkeepers kept their respective team in the game by making good saves.
The Voltigeurs controlled the start of the 2nd period and applied lots of pressure but Rémi Poirier was once again very solid in front of his net and allowed no goals.
The Olympiques were in charge of the second half of that period. Several quality chances were generated by all lines. Samuel Savoie then broke the ice with a return from Kieran Craig’s shot. The 16-year-old opened the score for the Olympiques as well as making it his first career goal in the QMJHL.
There was a scary moment in the second period when Isiah Campbell, a Drummondville Voltigeurs player, quickly left the ice with a serious cut. Our thoughts are with him for a speedy recovery.
The period ended with a power play for the Olympiques who threatened with several good chances to score but in vain. Luneau made a slap shot in the dying seconds which hit the post at the right of goalkeeper Lapenna.
The Olympiques completely dominated the third period. Kieran Craig scored to make it 2-0, assisted by Métis Roelens. A few minutes later, Olivier Boutin scored a power play goal, his first of the season with assists by Pier-Olivier Roy and Antonin Verreault.
At the end of the period, Tristan Luneau scored in an abandoned net. Just like Samuel Savoie, it was also his first goal in the QMJHL.
The next game is scheduled for Friday 7:00 p.m. with the Cataractes being the visiting team.