After having fought the Mille-Illes Seigneurs to a 1-1 stalemate in the first period, the Lac St. Louis midget espoir Tigers exploded with eight goals in the next two periods to win 9-2 Sunday morning at Vincent Lecavalier Arena in Ile Bizard.
"We came slow in the first period because last time we played them we really took them on. We expected to run them over again but it wasn't the case. Their coach had them ready to go. Once we realized they were going to be a tough competition, we brought our game to the next level and once we did that, they couldn't follow us anymore," said Tigers' assistant coach Jason Dorrington.
The Seigneurs held their own in the early second period, matching the Tigers for scoring chances. At 4:13, Jeremy Kelly opened up the floodgates however when he scored with a high slapshot that left no chance to goalie Hugo Lachaine. Two minutes later, Chris Chaddock completed Daniel Sprong's play in the crease to double the Tigers' lead.
Another two minutes passed before Kevin St-Amour banged in Matthew Lamargese's rebound to make it 4-1. Lac St. Louis obtained countless scoring opportunities for the remainder of the second period but did not capitalize again before the third period.
The Tigers added five goals in the third to cement their 19th win of the season. Lac St. Louis remain first in the league's rankings with a record of 19-2-5.
"They capitalized on opportunities thanks to their speed and talent. As for us, we abandoned our game plan while they were upgrading their speed. I think we can play better than this like we did in the first period. We made mistakes that cost us goals," said Seigneurs' head coach Martin Daoust.