Patrick Roy worked hard to attract his two European players to Quebec, and he paid off. Forward Viljami Marjala scored 3 points, including a winning goal in overtime, to enable Lempart to beat Drummondville Voltigeurs 4 to 3, thus achieving the best 5 points. Leading 1-0 in the best series.
“At the end [séances d’entraînement], Which really takes it to another level. I watched him go through all the games and his protection of ice hockey, his way of playing, I think he is really satisfied. [Nathan] Left-handed and [James] Maratesta. All three are fine, and are always in good shape. Of course, this is a big piece,” Roy said after the game.
However, for the 17-year-old forward, the transition to North America has not been smooth. He admitted: “I am used to being different from Finland.” On a small skating rink, I started to feel more comfortable. “
“When I was in my forties, I worked very hard to prepare to return to the game. I know I still need to work hard in several aspects of the game, but I am very satisfied with the victory and hope we can win again. [mercredi soir]. »
With a victory in his pocket, Roy was not satisfied with Tuesday’s training.
In the first stage, Remparts looked nervous and chaotic, which allowed Voltigeurs to lead 2-0 after 20 minutes.
However, with the help of James Maratesta and Olivier Pliott, they made up for this shortcoming within 52 seconds of the second quarter, and then the defensive chaos allowed Drummondville to regain Lead.
Then, when Alexandre Lamarre received a five-minute penalty for hitting Peter Amanatidis in the head, Voltigeurs gave the Red Devils a wonderful opportunity to come back from behind. Quebec took the opportunity to create equality, but Amanatidis did not return to the meeting.
“I have mixed feelings. We will have to do better outside the region because our turnover is too much to satisfy my taste. If we want to win this series, we will have to make greater decisions Progress,” Roy admitted.
In the opposing camp, head coach Steve Hartley achieved positive results in the young team’s first playoff meeting. In this meeting, only captain Javier Simono had playoff experience. .
“I think we are the best team in 65 minutes. They are opportunists and take their chances. They were five minutes late in the second period, which allowed them to reach the tie goal, and they were also in overtime. I did it. This is where the game takes place.”
In addition, there were only two coaches on Lempart’s bench on Tuesday: Patrick Roy and Martin Laperrière.