The Cégep de Rimouski Hockey Pioneers Battle for Playoff Spot

The Cégep de Rimouski Hockey Pioneers are engaged in a fight with a few teams for a place in the playoffs.

Friday night in Lévis, they lost 7-6, in a shootout, against the local Cégep Faucons. One week before the holiday break, they are clinging to third position in the Northeast Conference standings, but only two points ahead of the 6th position team which will be excluded from the playoffs, just like the 7th place team. place.

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In the circumstances, the ranking point in Lévis is welcome. Which does not satisfy Éric Plourde, on the other hand.

“A ranking point lost,” he retorts. We took unforgivable indiscipline penalties which allowed the other team to get back into the match and take the lead. Fortunately, we still equalized in the last minute of play by removing our goalkeeper. »

Nicholas Laliberté led the Pioneers’ offense with two goals. Alexis Chénard, Léo-Charles Drapeau, Jérémi Paquet and Émile Fournier, with the equalizing goal, scored. Note also the three passes from Pier-Alex Pelletier.

Rookie goalie Yoann Fortin (Photo: Alain Tremblay photography)

The head coach does not throw stones at his young 17-year-old goalkeeper, Yoann Fortin, who has had to do all the work for several weeks. Friday, he pushed 34 of 40 pucks back in his direction.

“I can’t blame him, but the kid is doing his best. For his learning, he is not in the right chair. After the holidays, our new 20-year-old goalkeeper will be available. We have one last match to play next Saturday before the break, against Thetford, a match that we must win otherwise we put ourselves in trouble for the rest of things. »

Of the 14 teams in the second division college circuit, the Pioneers are the most punished with 113 minutes. That doesn’t help.

The match between the Filons and the Pionniers will be played next Saturday, 5 p.m., at the Desjardins Sports Complex.


For their part, the Pioneers are off this weekend. They will complete their first half of the season with a doubleheader, Saturday and Sunday, in Trois-Rivières.

The Rimousk team is currently 4th and last in the standings, one point behind Cégep de Thetford.

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2023-12-03 04:01:51
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