The Tigres close out the Winter Classic by blanking the Voltigeurs


The Victoriaville Tigres topped the Drummondville Voltigeurs by a 2-0 score in the second and final game of the 2018 Drummondville Winter Classic played Saturday afternoon at the Victor-Pépin outdoor rink.

Goaltender Tristan Côté-Cazenave was unbeatable in the Tigres’ win, turning aside all 37 shots fired his way by the Voltigeurs, en route to his second shutout of the season.

On offense, Maxime Comtois led the way for his squad with a goal and an assist, while forward Vitalii Abramov scored the only other goal in the win.

For the home team, goaltender Olivier Rodrigue made a second start in as many days and stopped 18 of 20 shots in the loss.

Flakes were also invited to the game as some heavy precipitations constantly covered the ice surface with plenty of snow throughout the game on Saturday.

As a result, both teams played more of a conservative style in the matchup, leading to a scoreless opening period.

Abramov was the one who opened the scoring after beating a defender with speed and firing a one-handed shot past Rodrigue with just over seven minutes left in the second period.

Then, at the 18:36 mark of the same period, a perfect pass from Simon Lafrance found the stick of Comtois and he made no mistake to make it 2-0 on the power play.

Despite the fact they dominated the Tigres 12-4 in the final frame, the Voltigeurs were unable to find the back of the net.

They end their Winter Classic weekend with a win and a loss following their 4-1 victory over Sherbrooke on Friday night.

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