The Rocket will play game no. 7 Wednesday night in Springfield


The rocket (2 – 3) was facing elimination last night in Springfield. JF Houle’s men absolutely had to win to force a seventh final match tomorrow (also in Springfield). Otherwise, it is holidays that was about to ring in the bus that took them back to Laval last night.

The first mission was accomplished, as the Rocket defeated the Thunderbirds 5-1.

Danick Martel (2 goals and 1 assist) was the best of his team, scoring the first goal of the match at the start of the according to. Brandon Gignac (1 goal and 1 assist) is the only other Rocket player to have two or more points.

Cayden Primeau was once again stunning, stopping 30 of the 31 hits aimed at him. Since he took over from Kevin Poulin at the start of the playoffs, Primeau has been almost intractable.

Martel and Primeau were named the game’s first and second stars respectively.

Tomorrow, therefore, a seventh game will be played away from Laval and even if his teammates begin to show some signs of fatigue (physical and mental), Cayden Primeau has no intention of escape him tomorrow night.

Does the Rocket have a real chance of winning a second straight game away from the North Montreal crown? If the Thunderbirds don’t return to the power play by tomorrow night, the answer is of course Yes. The T-shaped birds they haven’t scored a single goal on 29 occasions with a man’s advantage (or two). Can the Rocket PK last another 60 minutes? Will the Laval team be more disciplined?

Since we’re talking about Rocket and Thunderbirds, know that …

1. Jesse Ylonen was badly beaten last night. He was shaken, he was unable to finish the game, today he will meet the team doctors and JF Houle does not expect to see Ylonen in uniform tomorrow night. Will Joshua Roy have another chance?

2. the Power supply used last night by RDS was still the one provided by the American League. A photo little qualitycompressed, which jumps when the cameraman moves from left to right, never is exciting on a TV 75 inches. I wonder if last night’s ratings were as good as those of weekend Last.

Currently, the Rocket takes the place that the Canadian left him finishing last and that CF Montreal does not claim during this break for the FIFA national team.

3. There was not TRULY not so many fan in Springfield versus Place Bell during the Rocket games. Only 6,533 people were present in the Mass social center Last night.

4. The Rocket is a club that despite the lack of young future stars, refuses to give up and will fight to the end. Even when he’s overtaken by a team with more talent than them, the Rocket doesn’t flinch.

5. It’s still a shame not to see Justin Barron (injury) and Jordan Harris (regulation) participate in these series in the American League.

6. Will William Trudeau eo Will Xavier Simoneau join the Rocket if he participates in the Grand Final?

7. It is not yet clear which Joel Hofer or Charlie Lindgren will face the Rocket tomorrow night. In theory it would be Lindgren’s turn (rotation), but Hofer has much better leads. We will see.

8. At the Rocket – and especially the Canadiens and their supporters – we will have to be patient with Cayden Primeau … even though he spent some wonderful weeks of hockey in the American League.

9. Two fire alarms went off at the Rocket Hotel yesterday. One around 7:30 am and another around 11:30 pm. He also wakes up on the morning of June 4th or 5th, at the start of the playoffs. Chance? Coincidence? I do not believe.

Note that some Thunderbirds players who do not reside in Springfield are staying at the same hotel. James Neal, in particular. Let’s call him a collateral victim …

10. Tomorrow night’s Ultimate Match winner will face the series winner between Stockton Heat and Chicago Wolves in the Calder Cup Grand Final. The Wolves have won the first three games of this series, but the Heat have just won the last two. Upcoming matches: tonight and maybe tomorrow in Chicago.

Lot of

– Kaiden Guhle has never lost a single winning streak since joining the junior.

– Other scouts talk about Shane Wright and other perspectives.

– The Oilers and Jay Woodcroft still have to negotiate.

– Free beer and a beer with his name will convince Barry Trotz to return to Winnipeg, eh eh?

– Speaking of beer, some Windsor Spitfires fans were inspired last night.

– Superb victory (and rematch) for Team Canada Women U18.

– What a bad week for Soccer Canada.


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