Victoriaville vs Chicoutimi
After 68 regular-season games, these two teams finished only 3 points apart, with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens coming out on top.
Since December 12th, the Saguenéens have acquired veterans Joey Ratelle and Olivier Galipeau, while also adding twins Kevin and Kelly Klima. Galipeau won the President Cup with the Foreurs in 2014. Joey Ratelle had an impact with 39 points in 32 games. Rookie German Rubtsov quickly adapted to the QMJHL, with 22 points in 16 games. Nicolas Roy scored 16 power-play goals and defenseman Frédéric Allard also had 30 points while on the man advantage. Goaltender Julio Billia has played 15 career playoff games and is looking to eliminate an opponent for the first time. With 14 wins in 34 games, Yanick Jean’s team will have to be better on the road to have success. Jean will be facing his former squad.
The Tigers have a diverse offense with Alexandre Goulet, Ivan Kosorenkov, James Phelan, Maxime Comtois and Félix Lauzon. The 5 players each scored at least 50 points. One would surely have been able to add Pascal Laberge to that list, had he not suffered a concussion. With his 48 points, defenseman Vincent Lanoue is the team’s quarterback. Goalie James Povall has 22 wins to his credit. # 30 played 145 minutes in the playoffs last season.
The Saguenéens won 4 of their 6 battles this season.
|#1||Friday, March 24||7:30 PM||Tickets|
|#2||Saturday, March 25||4:00 PM||Tickets|
|#3||Tuesday, March 28||7:00 PM||Tickets|
|#4||Wednesday, March 29||7:00 PM||Tickets|
|#5*||Friday, March 31||7:30 PM||Tickets|
|#6*||Sunday, April 2||4:00 PM||Tickets|
|#7*||Tuesday, April 4||7:30 PM||Tickets|