When one of the best junior hockey players takes charge, there is nothing to stop him, not even a goalkeeper’s unblemished performance. Led by a hat trick and four points by Maxime Comtois, the Drummondville Voltigeurs defeated the Quebec Remparts 4-1 Friday at Center Videotron.
C omtois was playing his first game this season in Quebec City, who had missed the date of two weeks ago due to an injury. He broke a 1-1 tie in the middle of the third, prepared the insurance goal and completed his treble in a deserted net.
“It’s part of my job to bring the offensive. As a team, there are several goals, we have the contribution of several players. We had several chances, if it had not been their goalkeeper, it would have been higher, “said the first star of the match.
Anthony Pagliarulo shone in front of the Remparts net in the defeat. He received 36 shots, including 16 in the second period when he made several important and spectacular saves.
“Our goalkeeper was the key player, he allowed us to retreat to the locker room at 1-1 after two periods, he was amazing, he kept us in the game. At 2-1, we got hooked, and instead of being on the power play, we’re getting 3-1, “said head coach Patrick Roy, who pointed to another reason for this result. .
“I’m really happy with the team’s performance because we have a carde schedule. A carde calendar! Playing at Baie-Comeau on a Wednesday night, returning to Quebec City at 4 am, and then we play Friday and Saturday afternoon, it’s a Carde schedule, but our players were able to do a good job and find a way to stay in that game. Do you want me to repeat it? I try to contain myself […], I know that the League is made to protect teams in central Quebec, but at the same time, what do you want me to ask my players? They gave themselves body and soul for this jersey, this logo and for the fans. But it’s a calendar of the night, good evening,
Despite this, the Remparts have stood up to the Voltigeurs as long as they could. “We defended well in the first, and second, they had several chances caused by our turnovers, this is perhaps the game we did the most,” admitted Roy before branching out on the theme of calendar.
Besides Comtois, Nicolas Guay also foiled Pagliarulo. The purpose of the Remparts was the work of Édouard St-Laurent, on a single piece escaped in the first period.
The Remparts compete Saturday (16h), the last game of the regular season. For the occasion, they receive the Saguenéens of Chicoutimi. They will know, too, the identity of their opponents in the first round.
NOTES: Absent since Jan. 25, Ontarian Luke Kutkevicius returned to the game for the Remparts … Goalkeeper Olivier Rodrigue did not play for Drummondville, but said he could take his place in the net. Voltigeurs for the start of the playoffs … Gregor MacLeod played his first game in Quebec since the playoffs of last season, while wearing the Remparts uniform. He was injured during the previous visit of Drummondville to the Videotron Center …