(Farnham) in their debut in the Junior League AA Laurentides-Lanaudiere, Farnham Braves have had their ups and downs during the first season of the weekend. Beaten in Joliette Friday night, they then signed a resounding 10-1 win at the expense of the Patriots of St. Eustache on Sunday afternoon at the arena Madeleine-Auclair.
“I think St. Eustache was out alone the match. At the same time, we took advantage of the opportunity. And before such a sweet deal, it was served in the buffet, and it was very nice “, welcomed the Director General Jean-Charles Lajoie, who was also working as a head coach in the absence of François Landreville .
Trained by Jonathan Cloutier (four points, including three goals), Charles Bilodeau (three points) and Justin Racine (four assists), the first trio of Braves regaled supporters of the team Sunday. The veteran Samuel Deslandes has also amassed four points.
The turning point of the game occurred late in the first period.
While the Braves led 2-1, the tempers flared up repeatedly. A Patriots player in particular is taken to Deslandes, who declined to respond to his attacks. Ejected from the game, the attacker the same time offered a power play seven minutes to local.
The defender Jerome Coupal, with his second of the game, doubled the lead before the end of Farnham commitment. The Braves always evolved with the man advantage after the break. Jonathan Cloutier then Deslandes took advantage to 5-1 on the scoreboard.
“The worth has is first to have managed to keep control of our emotions. And that includes the fact to stay out of this nonsense then. (…) We reaped the benefits of our discipline, “says Jean-Charles Lajoie.
Things only got worse for the Patriots, who lined up only ten players Sunday. The visitors made a change in goal after goal from defender Jacob Béliveau (his first in junior AA), but their ordeal lasted until the very end of the match.
Beat on a breakaway in the first period, starting goaltender Braves, Charles-Olivier Lajoie, was little used thereafter.
Before him, the farnhamienne defensemen did a good job. “You have beautiful score a ton of goals, you need you to keep an exemplary attitude (in the defensive zone). You have to play together, we must build. And we have done more tonight, “Jean-Charles Lajoie analysis.
Defeat in Joliette
However, the Braves had experienced a much more difficult match Friday night, when they were defeated 8-4 on the road ahead of the Cyclones Crabtree Joliette.
The visitors had all the evil in the world to contain the ardor of Rémi Beaupré and David Fortier, who finished with four points each. Jeremy Fortin, Bilodeau, Racine and Deslandes replied for Farnham.
“Our work and our defensive discipline hurt us, says Jean-Charles Lajoie. But the guys have taken note of that. And it showed Sunday. ”
Moreover, the CEO believes that training remains “running” in the early season. “It’s a whole new league. We, we are used to start two weeks later. There are 4-5 guys that are going to graft the team soon. ”
The Braves will resume action on Saturday night when they visit the rapids of Mont-Laurier.