A 21st consecutive win for the Olympiques

GATINEAU – The Olympiques were back at home as the Shawinigan Cataractes in a second consecutive matchup between the two teams. Gatineau came out on top last Friday by a score of 6-1 and pushed their winning streak to 20 games. With two points tonight, Tristan Luneau had the chance to set the franchise record for most points in a season by an Olympiques defenseman.

Verreault wasted no time!

With only 1:06 left in the first period, Zach Dean sent a long pass to Antonin Verreault who beat the opposing defense with a backhand shot for his 8th of the season. A few minutes later in the middle of the first period, with the Olympiques on the power play, Tristan Luneau fed Riley Kidney who fired a shot into the top of the net to double the lead. With an assist on Kidney’s goal, Luneau moved within one point of the franchise record for points in a season by a ‘Piques defenseman.early in the second period, Alexis Gendron took a loose puck in the slot and skated around the opposing goaltender with a fake before giving the Olympiques a two-goal lead with a perfect backhand shot. Gendron scored his 53rd goal of the season to make it 3-1 Gatineau.

Luneau enters the record books

Early in the third period, Louis Robitaille’s team took advantage of a power play. Tristan Luneau sent a perfect shot to Cole Cormier in the top corner of the net for his 32nd of the season. With an assist on Cormier’s goal, Tristan Luneau recorded his 78th point of the season and tied Jiri Fischer for the most points in a season for an Olympiques defenseman.At 13:58 in the 3rd, Cole Cormier found Tristan Luneau who was left alone in the crease. Luneau sent a shot that beat the opposing goalie and made it 5-1 in favor of Louis Robitaille’s team. Luneau’s 19th goal of the season gave the Anaheim Ducks prospect a 79-point record, surpassing Jiri Fischer’s 78 points in the 1998-1999 season.


The men from the Outaouais won the game 5-1, good for their 21st consecutive victory with only a few games left in the regular season. The Olympiques will now head to Sherbrooke to take on the Phoenix on Wednesday March 22nd at 7:00 pm, an important game in the standings for first place in the Western Conference, only one point separates the two teams. The next home game at the Slush Puppie Center will also be the last one of the regular season as the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada will be visiting on Friday March 24th at 7pm.

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