Article written by Yanick St-Denis, 104.7 Outaouais.
This was the second game in less than 24 hours for the Olympiques, this time against the Drummondville Voltigeurs.
The locals were first to get a scoring chance thanks to some good offensive charges. The Olympiques then imposed themselves physically with strong body checks from Mikael Martel and Kyle Havlena.
However, Drummondville regained command of the game just before the mid-period mark, pressuring Gatineau in their territory, but without capitalizing. After a penalty kill, the Voltigeurs continued their charge and good puck circulation late in the first period led to the first goal of the game from Daniel Agostino.
The second period was played more cautiously although fiercely contested. Both teams had good power play chances but the score remained the same.
At both ends of the ice, goalies Rémi Poirier and Francesco Lapenna did a great job making some huge saves.
The Voltigeurs started out strong, finally taking advantage of their fifth power play that started late in the second period. After only 14 seconds in the period, Jérémy Lapointe scored his third of the season.
Halfway through the period, the Olympiques got another power play but again faced a tough Lapenna. In fact, following this penalty, the Voltigeurs tripled their lead after a good rally near the net which led to Justin Côté’s first career goal.
Two minutes later Zach Dean saved the day by completing a great play from Tristan Luneau with a good backhand shot to make it 3-1. But, it was too little too late. Justin Côté completed the score with a goal in Gatineau’s empty net.
Final score: 4-1 Drummondville Voltigeurs