It was a strong opening for the young Olympiques who came out with a knife between their teeth, skating with speed and putting on the pressure.
However, they faced a tough opponent, the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. This team, who is reaching maturity, has that style of game with their players applying lots of pressure.
It was Alexis Gendron from the Armada who opened the score after a turnaround. But the Olympiques didn’t give up and, with less than 4 minutes left in the first period, Kieran Craig picked up a puck and tied the score. Assists were given to Métis Roelens and Gabriel Jackson, a former Armada defenseman.
The Olympiques clearly dominated the first period with 16 shots on net.
The second period benefited the Armada and it came to fruition when the Gatineau Olympiques were on the power play. Benjamin Corbeil scored with the help of goalkeeper Olivier Adam. Once again, the Olympiques had more shots on net than the team from Montreal’s North Shore with 12 shots against 9.
The third period was all about the Olympiques who had several scoring chances but the puck refused to cross the red line. Armada fled with the victory, 2-1.
The Olympiques will play their next game against the Remparts de Québec on Thursday at 2 pm.