The result of this match did not have the slightest impact on the classification of Remparts (2-1), already guaranteed to finish the preliminary round at the top, synonymous with participation in the final.
Thanks to this victory, the Bates (1-2) will enter the tiebreaker game on Thursday.
The Ontario Junior League champions will face the loser of the match-up between the Kamloops Blazers (1-1) and Seattle Thunderbirds (1-1), who will meet Wednesday at the conclusion of the preliminary round.
We tried to prepare for the best possible match, but human nature always catches up with us at some point, Patrick Roy philosophized. Pets played with urgency, and for our part, we didn’t have the same urgency. We mishandled the disk.
Remparts striker Justin Robidas added that we lacked focus and were not ready for this match and they were better than us. Perhaps we took them too seriously, our head was thinking a lot about Sunday [la finale]. The goalkeepers did a good job but we let them down.
Goals from James Malatesta and Nathan Gaucher were not enough for Remparts. William Russo for his side blocked 25 shots, before Quentin Miller blocked 7 shots.
Tucker Robertson, JR Avon, Avery Hayes and Conor Lockhart scored for the Petes. Meanwhile, Michael Simpson made 26 saves in the win.
Midway through the second half, Robertson scored the first goal of the game with an assist from Brennan Osman.
Bates then doubled their lead through offensive overkill. Avon completed a great play by Chase Stillman, who awarded him a puck to the right of the goalie. He shot quickly to make it 2-0.
” We tried to the end. We’ve faced a team that has its back against the wall. The game meant a lot to them [les Petes] only us. We will rest for the next few days, and prepare for the final, no matter who our opponent will be. »
The Remparts got their first goal courtesy of Malatesta, who cut the deficit to 2-1 after 13 minutes and 36 seconds into the second period.
Hayes and Gaucher then exchanged goals within 30 seconds, with the Petes leading 3-2, with less than five minutes left in the middle of the period.
Peterborough delivered a blow to Quebec early in the third period when Lockhart scored his team’s fourth goal.
Remparts coach Patrick Roy changed the goalkeepers after this goal, clearing Rosso for Miller to slot in front of the net.
The Memorial Cup semi-final will be played on Friday and the final on Sunday.
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