After losing the first two matches of the final of the Magnus Ice Hockey League, Rouen came back to match Grenoble 2 to 2 thanks to their success 6 to 5 (3-3, 3-1, 0-1) on his ice rink on Ile Lacroix on Monday. Rouen had however started the meeting badly: the Dragons were led 3-1, before returning to 3-3 before the end of the first period. They then took off with three goals in the second half to lead 6-4, before reigning champions Grenoble kept the hope alive with a final goal.
Four of Grenoble’s five goals were scored by Canadian winger Brent Aubin. This meeting, the 3rd in the final, started on Saturday before being interrupted due to an ice problem on the ice rink, postponed to Monday and replayed in its entirety as stipulated in the regulations of the French Ice Hockey Federation. . Sunday, Rouen had won the match N.4 in front of its public in overtime (5-4).
The final, which is played in the best of seven matches, continues on Wednesday in Grenoble. Rouen is the second most successful club in the history of French ice hockey, with 16 coronations, the last in 2021. Grenoble’s Brûleurs de Loup have won eight.
Magnus League final results:
Rouen beats Grenoble 6 to 5
Rouen and Grenoble tied for two wins everywhere
Tuesday: Grenoble – Rouen 8-2
Wednesday: Grenoble – Rouen 2-0
Sunday: Rouen-Grenoble 5-4 (ap)
Still to play:
Wednesday (8:30 p.m.) Grenoble – Rouen
Friday (8:30 p.m.) Rouen – Grenoble
Sunday (3:15 p.m.) Grenoble – Rouen (if necessary)