Remparts only had a 9-second journey to get the second place in the Eastern Division. However, Jacob Mathieu’s goal gave Rimouski Océanic a 5-4 shootout victory, eliminating the Red Devils’ hope of a pass in the qualifiers .
Instead, they will have to rank fourth in the Eastern Division. Second place will always depend on the Shawinigan-Chicoutimi competition, but now only Tigres can hope to surpass the second-placed Cataractes. Depressed, they rest assured first.
The Red Devils completely controlled their own destiny. In the middle of the third quarter, Tyson Hinders scored the sixth goal of the season to close the gap, which made the Red Devils in the middle of the fourth quarter. The remaining third is Océanic’s business, which dominates Remparts from A to Z.
Jacob Mathieu asked everyone to work overtime in the second game of the game, and then Alex Drover and Xavier Cormier had a penalty shootout. Ended the game in.
“It was disappointing, but we got what we deserved. In the third period, we performed poorly on our territory. After the game, Lempas coach Patrick Roy said:” It is often difficult for us to make mistakes outside the penalty zone this season, but I think we broke the record on Friday night. “
In the Osenike camp, the message is quite the opposite.
“Our first two stages were so-so, but Hinders’ third goal gave us a lot of impetus. After that, we were never left behind,” said Océanic coach Serge Beausoleil.
The day before, after defeating the Baie-Comeau Drakkar team, Roy mentioned not to stay in the standings for too long, but to ensure that his team enters the playoffs with a positive attitude. This is not exactly what happened.
He added: “In this way, we will not be able to beat any team in the playoffs.” In the last ten minutes of the game, we were completely dominant and we made a change. “
“What happened was our problem. This is a huge lesson, and it won’t happen again,” Cole Cormier assured.
Thursday’s duel is the prelude to the five rounds of three-point qualifiers. The next round will begin next week, when Lempas, who was fourth in the division, faced the Oceanian who was fifth.
“I firmly believe that they must be very happy to face us. Roy quipped: “The way we played the third game must be very exciting. “On Oseinik, they ended the regular season encouragingly, beating Val-d’Or Foreurs, Victoriaville Tigres and Javert in recent weeks. Shawinigan Cataractes and Remparts.