A spectacular victory for the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada
The Blainville-Boisbriand Armada crowned an unexpected comeback in the shootout on Saturday at Complexe Branchaud-Brière, winning 7 to 6 against the Gatineau Olympiques in a preseason game.
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The team from the North Shore of Montreal erased a 6-3 deficit at the end of the duel to force an extension. Josh Lawrence had an inspired game for the visitors, completing his hat trick with 36 seconds left on the clock to tie the game.
Mikaël Denis also stood out by scoring two goals and an assist, while Alexis Brisson was an accomplice to three successes.
For the hosts, Donovan Arsenault led the charge with two goals and an assist.
In the shootout, forward Alexis Bourque gave the victory to his team by deceiving the vigilance of Kaiden Kirkwood in the sixth round of the shootout. Joey Vetrano was unable to prolong the fun by demystifying Nicholas Sheehan.
The Phoenix victorious abroad
At the Agnico Eagle Centre, the Sherbrooke Phoenix scored twice in two minutes in the third period to defeat the Val-d’Or Foreurs 4-2.
Colin Ratt and Anthony Munroe-Boucher alternately beat Philippe Cloutier in the final round to break the deadlock.
Justin Gill threaded the needle twice for the Phoenix.