Article written by Yanick St-Denis, 104.7 Outaouais
This was the second game in as many nights for the Gatineau Olympiques and the Quebec Remparts. Both teams were on the hunt for a second straight win as they both won the night before in overtime.
From the start of the game, the Quebec Remparts were the most threatening team with some good scoring chances that were stopped by Rémi Poirier. Both teams played physically.
Gradually, the Olympiques brought more pucks to the net which eventually allowed Metis Roelens to open the score with a throwback from the point from Tristan Luneau.
The Gatineau players continued controlling the game and worked well defensively, limiting the Remparts to just three shots on net. This was one of their best periods of play this season.
The Remparts recovered during the second period by bringing a lot more pucks to the net but especially by taking advantage of four power plays.
With a four on three man advantage, Quebec tied the game with Cole Cormier’s precise slap shot at the top of the net.
The Remparts continued with their momentum to lead the game 2-1 when Thomas Caron scored his ninth of the season.
The locals benefited from another power play and Cole Cormier once again found the back of the net with just 28 seconds left in the second period.
Although the Olympiques were pretty much in control of this period, the Remparts would not let them get back in game. Their defensive play was very effective and their goaltender Thomas Sigouin pushed back Gatineau’s attacks at the start of the period.
At mid-period, Mikael Huchette hurt the Olympiques with his third goal of the season to triple the Remparts lead. Despite a goal from Andrew Coxhead to make it 4-2, Mikael Huchette scored another goal late in the game.
Final score: Remparts 5 – Olympiques 2