Eric Landry summed up, quite simply, the next challenge facing his team.
“We draw from the rear by a goal. Gabriel Bilodeau will sit in the penalty box. It will stay for 22 minutes to play. He will need first to take a penalty, and then work to come back. “
The Olympic of Gatineau will play these 22 minutes on Monday night at the Centre Robert-Guertin. They will supplement the game that was interrupted at the end of the second period, Sunday, 4 November last, due to a power outage major in the Île-de-Hull.
The Québec Remparts, who were then 2-1, claqueront a long bus trip to try to complete the work.
Landry adds this little comment interesting.
“We will have 22 minutes to play, but our players will have the energy to spend as if it were a complete game of 60 minutes. Will have to squeeze the lemon as well as it should during these 22 minutes. “
It could give an interesting sight to fans who will choose to go for a — very small – turn Guertin for the occasion.
The management of the Olympic games has also announced that fans who make a donation to the foundation studies of the players will have access to the grandstands free of charge.
The protected, Landry had a bit of experience, when it is a question of matches shortened. They have experienced a similar misadventure last season. On 12 march 2018, when the washer has been put into the game, they were lagging behind 1-0 with 40 minutes to play. They have not been able to bridge the gap. They even eventually admit defeat, 3-1, in front of the Armada of Blainville-Boisbriand.
The recent history is, however, the head coach will hope for a different result.
The Olympics come just to beat the Walls, last week, in the Centre Videotron. Bilodeau, the new captain, scored two goals in the third period to allow his team to steal two points on the ice rink in the Centre Videotron.
Twenty-four hours later, they redid the same shot to Saguenéens de Chicoutimi.
“I am really happy to be holding our team in this sequence of two games in as many nights,” he said. Following the period of the transaction, we have worked with a new group of leadership. We saw that some players were feeling more tired, since they had been given more important roles. It’s been two weeks, now. You see that the guys are starting to get used to the new workload. “
The Olympics have not been able to complete a perfect trip, but this is not for lack of trying. They sold dearly their skin before losing, 2-1, in front of a power of the QMJHL, Baie-Comeau.
Creed Jones played one of his best games of the season, stopping 36 of 38 pucks directed towards him.
“When I speak of new leadership, Creed lives well with her role of number one. This is not a guy very horny. It seems to be on the ice, ” said Landry.
The Olympics could get reinforcements, on Monday. Charles-Antoine Roy, André Simard and Chris McQuaid will be re-evaluated by the medical staff of the team in the next few hours.