RDS and RDS Direct will broadcast the President’s Cup matches in the Grand Final live starting from Game Three next Wednesday
Shawinigan defeated the Quebec Rimparts 5-3 Cataracts on Wednesday night and secured his place in the Grand Finals after winning three consecutive wins.
The winner will join the Charlottetown Islanders, who have eliminated the Sherbrooke Phoenix in four games.
Beric Dube played the champions in this match with a hat-trick, including two goals in the last minute of play.
It was still tied at 3-3 with 48 seconds left when Dobby, who scored a penalty for being a collision victim, hit the target with a perfect shot at the top. Then he added the insurance goal in an empty net after 25 seconds, to complete a hat-trick as he opened the scoring in the first half.
” this Feeling unbelievable. Last year I lost here in the semi-finals. Going to the final with this group of players is incredible. We were late after two stints, we’re back in the game again. We showed the character again. Dobby explained after the match, “I don’t even have a word to explain it.
“I think from the first second of the first game until the last game tonight, people were at the end of their seats. […] “Another exciting match,” Cataracts coach Daniel Reno noted.
Other than Wednesday’s game, every game in the series ended with one goal difference. Whitewater Falls’ first two wins came in overtime, much to the surprise of Renault.
“I never would have thought, a month ago, that we would be at this point (mentally). It’s been our Achilles heel for a lot of the season, and that’s a way of responding to adversity. I think our group has really matured, especially the leaders. Without them, that recovery would have been impossible.” “.
For the Remparts, Conor Frenette was the catalyst: he scored two goals and made an assist. Xavier Filion also hit Patrick Roy’s men’s goal.
“So disappointed, Frenette dropped – the lump in his throat – who also stated that he would join the Patriotes of the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières if he didn’t get anything professional. We missed a great opportunity to close the books…Congratulations for the waterfall, but we are really disappointed.”
Dobby opened the scoring early in the game when he jumped on a rebound and managed to pass the needle from a tight angle.
Then Rimparts scored three goals without an answer. Filion was left alone at the entrance to Grid – the cage was abandoned – and he didn’t miss his chance.
Veteran Freenet gave his team the lead with an accurate shot from his wrist between Dobby’s legs. The shortened target of 14,563 made spectators jump out of their seats at the Videotron Center.
Then Frente got a loose puck back in the pocket and had all the time in the world to fire a good shot, which fooled a Colombian’s vigilance.
Shortly before the end of the halfway period, a wrist shot from the blue line found its way into the net and allowed the visitors to reduce Rimparts’ progress to the net.
At the start of the third half, Maynard took advantage of the confusion from the Rimparts defenders to escape and then level the score. He had no trouble getting ahead of Rousseau, who was reluctant to move forward and leave plenty of space behind.
Less than four minutes before the end of the third half, Russo saved two superb goals from Maverick Burke’s first-round pick for the stars to tie the match.
The first four matches of the series ended with a single goal difference and the two clubs once again played a close match.
Shawe, who swept the opponent in the first two rounds, will play the fourth final in its history.
“It’s unbelievable, frankly, there is something special with this team. We lost the series 2-1. We enter the third period 2-1 [au dernier match], we come back to third place and win in overtime. Today we lost 3-1, everyone thought we were dead. We never died. It’s a bad comeback, I’m speechless. “We are on our way to the final and nothing is over yet,” Cataractis captain Maverick Burke commented.
The QMJHL Final Series will begin Saturday in Charlottetown between the Falls and the Islanders, where they will make their first appearance in the Grand Final.
Cataracts in the final. Bitterness on the Ramparts
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