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Les Remparts has been excluded from the series

Les Remparts has been excluded from the series

Thanks to a 7-4 loss to the Saint John Sea Dogs on Saturday afternoon, the Quebec Remparts' fate is in their own hands. The victory would have allowed them to participate in the playoffs and not be excluded for the first time since their return in 1997-1998.

However, they suffered a 7-3 defeat to Rimouski Oceanic. So, a year after winning all the major titles, including the Memorial Cup, the Red Devils will miss spring ball for the first time since the team's first generation did so in 1982-83.

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Lots of indiscipline

On Saturday, Eric Few's side did not help their cause by conceding 11 penalties giving a total of ten numerical advantages to Joel Perrault's side. Rimosqua took advantage on three occasions to go 1 to 0, 4 to 1 and 6 to 3.

“We didn't give ourselves a chance. We took unnecessary penalties and… [l’Océanic] They scored every chance they got. In a recent essay, but on a fine line by someone else…”, note that the attached Daniel Agostino has finished his junior carriage au terme de cette rencontre pendant laquelle il ainscrit ses 15e et 16e de filets the countryside.

“It is definitely boring to end our career by not participating in the playoffs. We knew from the beginning of the season that things would be difficult. We gave what we had 100%. “It is still a game, and we have to move on with our lives,” he continued, thanking the fans who supported him. “I welcomed him with open arms” when he arrived with the team last year.

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Also the end of Belland and Maltese

Quebec native Julien Belland also saw his career end on Saturday. For his part, he expressed his “disappointment” with the outcome of the meeting. He added: “Losing in front of the fans is painful.” He added: “For it to end prematurely in this way is disappointing.”

Noting that he was named the Red Devils' Most Valuable Player, he noted that he still hopes to continue his career in professional hockey even if he has not yet received any offers to do so.

As for Simon Maltese, who was forced to watch the match from the stands due to an injury that forced him to use crutches, he admitted that he would have preferred to end his career differently.

“I loved everything I did, but this wasn't the way I wanted to end it. This year went by fairly quickly. It won't come in one season, but this team has a bright future,” he said, explaining that he will continue his journey at the University Moncton.

Wounds that hurt

For coach Eric Fillot, injuries to Simon Maltese and Andrew Guyon were one of the factors that led to the team's loss.

“We played the hockey series for two months. The pressure was there. Many young players had to play on chairs that were not theirs due to injuries. But the experience they gained should benefit us in the future,” he said, highlighting the “progress made by many players.” “, including Alexandre Desmarais and goalkeeper Louis-Antoine Dino.


  • Rimouski Océanic finished the season in fifth place in the Eastern League. They will face the Cape Breton Eagles in the first round of the playoffs. “I think it's going to be a good series. We've beaten them twice this year, but they've been playing very good hockey lately,” coach Joel Perreault said.
  • Charles Savoie and a few Océanic players hugged some Remparts players after the match. “I wanted to tell Agu that he can be proud of what he did. He has won three titles in this league, and that is nothing!” said Savoy.
  • 334,556 spectators have passed through the doors of Videotron Center this season, an average of 9,839 spectators per game.
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