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GAME RECAP – JAN 31st

For a second game in less than 24 hours, we played against the Foreurs who were on the visitors’ side this time.

Emerik Despatie, who hadn’t played since the end of November (1st protected environment), got the start for the Olympiques.

The beginning of this meeting was controlled by the Foreurs. They applied a lot of pressure and managed to shoot 4 times in the first few minutes. However, the Olympiques got the better chances and, in quick succession, had two attempts blocked by the Foreurs defensemen. It’s still a 0-0 game.

On a double power play, Tristan Luneau landed a perfect shot that beat the goaltender. He scored his second goal in the QMJHL (his first behind a goalie), assisted by Zach Dean and Isaac Belliveau.

2nd period

Emerik Despatie was strong in front of his net and kept the Olympiques in the game with several important saves.

Early in the period, Samuel Poulin demonstrated his skills and scored, with passes from Légaré and Spence. Like yesterday’s game, Louis Robitaille’s troupe kept its intensity and it paid off.

Following a winning face-off, Dean overflowed the goalie and passed from behind to Allard who was left alone in front of the net. The Kanata forward couldn’t ask for a better scoring opportunity. The game was now tied at 2-2.

The 2nd period ended 4 against 4 as Allepot and Havlena both received penalties for harshness.

3rd period

The third period was hotly contested. There were great chances for both teams but the score remained the same.

Verreault was sent to the penalty box for two minutes, and like the day before, the special teams did the job and reduced the Foreurs’ chances to a minimum during the power play.

Overtime period

Same as yesterday, this game also went in overtime. The Olympiques controlled the majority of the overtime period but were unable to score. Jordan Spence took his chance, shot on net and scored.

The Foreurs got away with the victory and 2 points.

The next Olympiques game is scheduled for Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

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