The Olympiques were undefeated going into Game 4 in the protected environment and they faced another undefeated team the Victoriaville Tigres.
This was the second duel this season against Louis Robitaille’s former squad.
The match began with a really nice highlight of the 1985-1986 Hull Olympiques and their conquest of the President’s Cup. For the occasion and, as seen previously this season, the Olympiques wore the tribute jerseys.
Louis Robitaille started the match strongly by pairing Mikael Martel, Andrew Coxhead and Samuel Savoie. The home team applied lots of pressure. At the halfway point, the score was still 0-0, 4-3 shots in favor of the visiting team.
Alex Beaucage was the first player to register on the scoresheet. The Tigres forward opened the scoring, assisted by Serdyuk and Arsenault. Seconds later, Tristan Allard took advantage of an excellent play prepared by Noah Warren and Evgenii Kashnikov to tie the game.
The Tigres jumped on the ice with energy in the second period. They produced good scoring chances but were unable to materialize.
In the first half of the period, it was on one of the rare chances for the Olympiques that Zach Dean handed the puck to Métis Roelens in front of the net. The veteran Olympiques player couldn’t miss such a great opportunity and scored.
Sixteen minutes later, the Tigres tied the game with a goal from Egor Serdyuk to make it 2-2.
Only thirty-five seconds later, the Olympiques followed with a great play from Manix Landry who on a backward move scored a super goal, assisted by Noah Warren and Olivier Boutin. The Olympiques retreated to their locker room with the lead, 3-2.
Right from the start of the third period, the Olympiques and the Tigres exchanged good scoring chances but it was all the Olympiques business who resisted the Tigres attacks. Pier-Olivier Roy scored his first goal this season, unassisted.
Andrew Coxhead then took advantage of the opposing goalkeeper’s generosity to make a 3-goal lead… an insurmountable edge for the Tigres.
Final score: 5-2 Olympiques