Wildcats Tamed by Rampant Remparts

Wildcats Tamed by Rampant Remparts

Match report by Andrew Greenfield from the Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City.

Remparts_ChampionThe Quebec Remparts advance to the final of the President’s Cup – sweeping aside the Moncton Wildcats to take the semi-final series 4-0.

The Red Devils welcomed the Moncton Wildcats to the Colisée Pepsi, who boasted Quebec City-born Jacob Sweeney (4) in their ranks, for the 2nd time in 2 days. Monday evening saw the Remparts victorious by 5 goals to 1.

Standing 6’4, the 19-year old, 215 lbs man mountain of a defenceman takes some getting past, but get past him the Remparts did.

So comprehensive was tonight’s 7-0 thrashing that it was effectively over as a contest with 6 minutes and 36 seconds gone in the first period. The home team were already 3 goals to the good by then and you could sense it was going to be a cricket score.

The Remparts were relentless throughout the first period. Adam Erne’s early goal for the Remparts ensured the Red Devils settled into their stride with barely a minute on the clock.

Goals from New York Rangers’ contracted Anthony Duclair (the Montrealer being drafted in the 2013 NHL entry draft) and a 2nd from Adam Erne soon followed.

There was a gap of around 10 minutes between goals 3 and 4, the 4th and then 5th rammed home by Kurt Etchegarry to make it 5-0 at the end of the 1st period.

Alex Dubeau (hailing from Mascouche, Quebec) in the Wildcats goal had busy 20 minutes, but could not be faulted for any of the goals that flew past him.

Etchegarry netted his hat-trick goal (the first of his career) a minute in to the 2nd period. 6-0 and 19 minutes still to go.

Marc-Olivier Roy (Remparts 11) and Lane Cormier (Wildcats17) deep in meaningful discussion during game 4 of the President's Cup semi-final match up.  Colisée Pepsi, Tue 28 April, 2015.

Marc-Olivier Roy (Remparts 11) and Lane Cormier (Wildcats 17) deep in meaningful discussion during game 4 of the President’s Cup semi-final match up.
Colisée Pepsi, Tue 28 April, 2015.

With the crowd expecting an onlsaught the 2nd period turned into a scrappy affair. The Remparts pressing for more goals and the Wildcats attempting to save face. A few minor disagreements and a penalty or two the inevitable outcome.

In the 3rd period the 8,502-strong crowd were treated to a barrage of Remparts pressure. The 7th goal eventually came from the stick of Russian import Vladimir Tkachev.

Remparts’ Zachary Fucale, largely a spectator throughout the game, had to be alert toward the end of the 3rd period. He made 3 smart saves in quick succession to deny the Wildcats a consolation goal.
That’s the sign of a good goalie – remaining focused having had little to do of note up to that point in the proceedings.

The Remparts march on to the final of the 2015 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League President’s Cup.

The dates are to be decided as are the opponents.

Philippe Boucher’s men will face-off against the winners of the series between Rimouski and Val-d’Or.

So there’s at least 2 more games to be played at the Colisée before it’s torn down and the team move to the new arena right next door.

Go Remparts!

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Andrew Greenfield

Andrew Greenfield moved to Quebec in 2009. He is part of the team responsible for the publishing company behind LifeinQuebec.com and Life in Québec Magazine. He has been involved with online and print media since 2001. He is passionate about cricket, is a qualified coach, and his real ambition is to start a cricket team in Quebec City – something he freely admits is probably beyond him. Follow him on Twitter @GreenfieldAndy

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