The Gatineau Olympiques want even more

After the emotions experienced by his players in recent days, Louis Robitaille allowed them to catch their breath.

After a big emotional spike, a recession often follows. We want to regroup, have quality time at home, allow them to get out of hockey and take care of their bodies.mentions to the coach that he wants to see his team reinvigorated when he returns to the ice on Friday in anticipation of the upcoming series against the Shawinigan Cataractes.

Louis Robitaille, coach of Gatineau Olympiques

Photo: Radio-Canada / Jacques Corriveau

The players learned a lot in this first match in which they lost the first game before coming back in the last period of the last game.

they were able to do a Restart. You always have to redo everything serially. You have to maintain the commitment and maintain the identity that you have forged. »

a quote from Louis Robitaille, head coach

We have to believe in ourselves and keep working. We did it [en première ronde] and shows that good teams find ways to win. It’s fun to win, everyone wants to do anything to help the team.underlines Cole Cormier who scored the winning goal in the last match.

A hockey player joins his teammates in celebrating a goal.

Cole Cormier had two goals and three assists in the series against the Foreurs.

Photo: Dominic Charette / Gatineau Olympics

Players who have won rounds in the playoffs are rare in this young team and this recent victory has given Olympiques the desire to do more.

As we are young, the important thing is to win. It is an honor to win this round and the goal is always to win more. It gives us a better level of competitivenessadds defenseman Isaac Belliveau.

Isaac Belliveau celebrates a goal by jumping over the window.

Isaac Belliveau celebrates a goal in front of his fans at the Slush Puppie Centre.

Photo: Dominic Charette Photographer

depth and self-sacrifice

The Olympiques have been talking since the beginning of the season about the depth of their training. He excelled in the first four games of the playoffs as 15 different players racked up points.

Our four lines can score goals. Even though I’m on the 3rd line, I have quality teammates. The goals come from everywhere. You need that in the playoffs because your front line won’t always be on fire.believes Tristan Allard, who has two goals and two assists so far.

A hockey player skates in front of five players from the opposing team.

Tristan Allard takes on a more discreet but important role with Olympiques.

Photo: Dominic Charette / Gatineau Olympics

Our lines are all balanced and add something to the game. We look for the best combinations for good confrontationsspecifies Louis Robitaille, who nevertheless likes the sacrifice of certain offensive players.pieds et ça aide l’équipe. Notre groupe peut être dangereux à tout moment.”,”text”:”Ils se concentrent sur leur travail sur 200pieds et ça aide l’équipe. Notre groupe peut être dangereux à tout moment.”}}”>They focus on their work at 200 feet and that helps the team. Our group can be dangerous at any moment.

Our team complements each other very well. We are capable of scoring, defending well and behind, Rémi Poirier is incredible. Also, all the guys work hard. We have the common goal of winning and we are very capable of going farCormier said confidently.

The Olympiques will continue to need everyone to face their next challenge. The Falls took 3rd place behind Gatineau in the West with 84 points in 68 games. However, they got one more win than Olympiques.

We are going to have good games against Cataratas. They have great offensive power! This is a team built for success. They have one of the best defenses in the league and they also play very well without the puck. It will be a great test for us.analyzes Robitaille.

It’s a great series, with two good teams. We are capable of playing against anyone in the League. It will just be another good test for us. »

a quote from Cole Cormier, forward

The Olympics will host the Falls on Sunday afternoon and Monday night before returning to Shawinigan for Games 3 and 4 on Thursday and Friday of next week.

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