One period too much against the Cobras
PHOTO BY TOBI-LYNNE P. PAYNE
The Saint-Lazare Revolution hockey team had a gruelling week against the Montreal East Rangers as they suffered two hard-to-swallow defeats and several players fell into battle with vicious blows to the head. After losses of 3 to 1 and 4 to 2, Eric Labrosse's troopers found their home crowd against the powerful Terrebonne Cobras deprived of the services of Paul-Antoine Deslauriers, Matthew Meikle, Ryan Coughlin, Patrick Gorham, and Dylan Moss who will be suspended for a few matches.
The Revolution had a big command against one of the Canadian Junior A power houses, which has 16 players out of the QMJHL team compared to none for the Revolution whose players are all eligible for the NCAA. The Terrebonne club has only three defeats this season and outrageously dominates the LHJAAAQ having won 14-3, 12-3, 11-0 and even 15-3 in their previous matches.
However, the players of the Revolution took the lead 1-0 thanks to the shot of Tristan Thériot during a power play. Revolution’s keeper William Lavallières stopped the 18 shots directed towards him. The second period was significantly more difficult for the players of the Revolution who saw the Cobras outsmart their goalkeeper six times on 10 shots.
At the beginning of the third period, the Revolution’s number one goalkeeper, David Hamel, took place in front of the net to stop the 12 shots directed towards him. The youth showed great confidence after being away for two weeks due to injury. At 17:32 of the last third, Francis Pellan-Statchenko registered for the score thus raising the mark to 6-2 for the visitors.
Although the players of the Revolution were very solid in two of the three periods, the visitors applied a blow to the Lazarois during the second engagement making the game out of reach for the locals.
New assistant coach
The Saint-Lazare Revolution hired Martin Gascon as assistant coach. In addition to having played with the Valleyfield Braves in the early 2000s, gaining 146 points in one season, he wore the colours of Dalhousie University and then headed for the European circuits where he achieved a fair amount of success before returning to Quebec. Living in the region, Gascon does not fall into unknown territory finding several familiar faces in the Rev’s organization chart.
The Revolution will play three games this week, including a double header against l’Inouk Granby before taking the direction of Chambly Sunday. The return match against the Granby formation will take place Saturday at the Sports Centre of Saint-Lazare starting at 4pm. The young St-Lazare team would appreciate a cheering audience. The local population is invited to visit the CSSL Saint-Lazare Saturday afternoon for another exciting match between the Revolution and l’Inouk Granby.