The missile loses 3-0 to the crisis and the final match will be necessary

Laval, Q.; – The rocket expected to face a team that plays with the power of desperation. That’s what Syracuse Crunch did and Team Laval could never match the strength of their opponent.

Anthony Richard combined a goal and assist, Hugo Nevillet blocked 23 relief efforts for Maxime Lagasse, and Crunch beat Rocket Rocket 3-0 on Saturday at Place Bell, in the fourth game of the semi-finals of the Northern Division.

The best series out of five tied 2-2. The final will be shown Tuesday in Syracuse.

“We were expecting a long streak and that’s what happened,” said Rocket captain Xavier Ouellet. Matches are tight. As we say every time, we’re turning the page and preparing for the next match.

The Rocket had the chance to become the first Montreal Canadiens school club version since 2011 to win a series. However, he struggled to generate an attack during the match.

They were desperate. Rocket coach Jean-Francois Hall said, frustrated by the turn of events:

Kayden Primo saved 34 balls in the net for the missile.

Cole Kopke and Remy Eli also hit the target in Crisis. Lagacé blocked four shots before having to leave the match after 10:13 with what appeared to be a left leg injury.

Alnefelt was perfect then, but he wasn’t overly threatening.

“We have to get into a crease and go into the net, create a spin in front of the goalkeeper, under the ole line. We didn’t do that as much in the previous game.”

The Crunch took advantage of one of its two power-play opportunities. The missile was 0 versus 2.

The missile did not make any changes to its formation. On the crisis front, forwards Pierre-Cedric Labrie and Gemmel Smith gave way to forwards Otto Sumpi and defender Alex Green.

Therefore, both teams depended on formations of 11 strikers and seven defenders.

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The Crunch team has packed the rocket into their territory since the start of the game and the trend has remained the same for long periods of time.

The visitors were able to quickly convert the advantage by opening the scoring after 5:35 in play, and Anthony Richard rounded the net and saw Kopke, late alone on the other side. Koepke just had to shoot in a big cage.

Crunch lost the services of Lagacé when Gabriel Dumont knocked out his own goalkeeper, Gabriel Dumont.

Alnefelt entered the match as Crunch’s team found themselves outnumbered, with Dumont being penalized for his gesture.

The Rocket beat Alnefelt twice in strong play, but the puck hit the post both times with shots from Jean-Sebastien Dia and Jesse Yellonen.

“When goalkeeper Bard arrived, we told ourselves we had to start,” Rocket striker Raphael Harvey Benard said. We did that with strong play, but they played well defensively after that and we played poorly. We made her life easy. We have to be better with the goalkeeper.

The match intensified in the second half, and the missile suffered in attacking the nets of Nevillet.

Meanwhile, at the other end of the rink, Primo kept his team in the game. He also got lucky when Sumbi hit the post after Gage Goncalves stole the disc from Sammy Nico.

Disciplined until then, the Rocket finally shot in the foot when Cedric Paquette fed up with Daniel Walcott early in the third inning.

Paquette was the only player penalized on the streak and Crunch scored in strong play at 2:13. Eli managed to hit the open net after passing Primo from his position after touching Dumont.

“He told me the decision was final and that there was no contact with the goalkeeper,” Hall said, referring to the explanations given by the referee about the goal. In the MLS, we cannot go back to resuming contact with goalkeepers.

With the Rocket seemingly putting more pressure on Crunch, Richard dealt the home team’s hopes a heavy blow by defeating Primeau with a low shot on the side of the shield in 6:24 of the last period.

Alnefelt made one of his best saves with less than 90 seconds left as Primo was replaced by an extra striker. The Swedish goalkeeper extended his left leg at the last minute to frustrate Gabriel Burke.

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