Blainville-Boisbrand avoid elimination in win over Rimouski Hodhod hat trick leads Armada to victory

QUEBEC CITY, P.Q. — Coming to Rimouski in a do-or-die game after losing game five, Blainville-Boisbriand played a solid game avoiding elimination to remain alive for game seven Tuesday with 4-1 victory.

While the first period belonged to Rimouski goaltender Philippe Derosiers with 13 saves, Blainville-Boisbriand’s goaltender, Etienne Marcoux, replied stopping all 12 Oceanic shots.

After 33:12 without either team breaking the ice the visitors opened the scoring after being shutout in the last 80:06 by Desrosiers in the Oceanic net.Blainville-Boisbriand_Armada_logo_svg

Beating three Rimouski players Blainville-Boisbriand left winger Samuel Hodhod took a shot from the left side hitting inside post for the first goal of the game at 13:44.

Hodhod scored the Armada’s second goal, his second of the period, when his wrist shot beat Desrosiers high on the glove side with 18:22 to go in third period.

Pressured by veteran Armada left winger Christopher Clapperton, young Oceanic defenseman Simon Bourque made the mistake of shooting the puck by the board. Picking the puck Marc-Olivier Roy made great pass to Samuel Tremblay for Blainville-Boisbriand third goal at 8:21.

Having not been shut out by an opponent since last March 15 2014 against Quebec by Francois Brassard, Rimouski scored their only goal in the game when Peter Trainor took the rebound from Frederik Gauthier first shot on a power play at 12:26.

Veteran left winger Hodhod complete his hat trick scoring Armada fourth goal at 19:33 staving off elimination and will play game seven on Tuesday.

“We have had very good beginning after that we thought it would be easy. The other team played very well got better executions and deserved to win,” the Rimouski head coach Serge Beausoleil said after the game.

“We won’t pointed anybody but we will have to play our live tomorrow.” Said the Oceanic head coach Beausoleil.

Game seven will be on Tuesday night always in Rimouski.

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