After beating the Armada 4-1 on Saturday, the Océanic appeared to be in full control, leading 4-1 at the start of the second period before the sky fell on Joël Perrault's men, who saw that the Armada scored seven unanswered goals and won eight -4 on Sunday. Maël St-Denis scored twice in Sunday's defeat, while Quinn Kennedy scored a hat-trick the day before. The absences of defenders Luke Coughlin and Charles Côté as well as attacker Maxim Coursol were noticeable. The Océanic remains in eighth place, one point behind its nearest opponent, Cape Breton.
They stood out
2 matches | 2 goals | 2 passes | 4 points
2 matches | 1 goal | 3 passes | 4 points
2 matches | 3 goals | 0 passes | 3 points
Under the microscope
Photo Alexandre D'Astous
After a tumultuous month of January that allowed him to be named the QMJHL's premier forward, Jacob Mathieu continued his momentum with four points in the first two games of February. In January, the 19-year-old Océanic player collected 19 points in 11 games, including 12 goals. Although he had to sit out until the end of October due to injury, Mathieu leads his team in goals (28) and difference (+12).
What they said
“They were opportunistic in the opportunities they were given. We seemed to lose a little bit of confidence in our style of play. It’s really not acceptable to walk away from a game where we were leading 4-1 away from home.”
– Joël Perrault after Sunday’s defeat in Blainville-Boisbriand
“After the sixth goal I was tempted to change the goalkeeper, but Cédric hadn’t played for a long time and I wanted him to finish the game.”
– Joël Perrault about his goalkeeper Cédric Massé, who allowed eight goals on 34 shots