Memorial Cup: Cataracts Swear They’ve Learned Their Lesson

SAINT-JEAN, NB | Saturday night’s loss to the Saint-Jean Sea Dogs hurt the Shawinigan Cataractes. However, she was forgotten on Sunday and head coach Daniel Renaud expects his players to have learned lessons from what happened against their QMJHL rivals.

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On Sunday morning, the Cataractes practiced for Monday night’s Memorial Cup semifinals against the Hamilton Bulldogs. And the mood about losing the 3-0 lead after a quarter on Saturday night was no longer great.

“During the post-game meal it was important that she got injured,” said Renaud. We left the guys in their emotions a bit and I felt like they were frustrated and disappointed with good reason. We left the group in that state on purpose, but when we woke up this morning we had a good team meeting. We just realigned things and I see how they carry themselves, their intensity and the atmosphere in the locker room and on the ice and I have no doubt the group will be ready tomorrow night. »

The defeat on Saturday might not have been a bad thing for the head coach.

“It’s like we needed that to refocus. From what I’ve just seen from the group, I’m confident we’ve learned the right lessons. »

What was particularly noticeable with the Cataractes on Saturday was the slump in the second period and the inability to focus again after that. Since the start of the playoffs, the team had weathered several storms and been able to come from behind in a few games.

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” Yesterday [samedi]It was a big mistake, Renaud realized. The good news is that we created some leeway by making sure to play in the semifinals. We’ll have learned good lessons and it won’t happen tomorrow night,” he reiterated.

Now they face the Bulldogs, a team they lost 2-3 in the preliminary round.

“We have to play the same way,” said striker William Veillette, proud owner of a Longueuil Cup worthy of the name. They’re a fast-paced team and we need to arrive with the right attitude. We have to make sure we start the game better, but there’s no team here that impresses us too much, we’re sure of that. »

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In practice on Sunday morning, the Cataractes pulled forward Pierrick Dubé from the first wave of power play in favor of Lorenzo Canonica. Like almost everyone else, Dubé had a tough game on Saturday. He has a record of one goal and one assist in three games since the start of the competition.

“We wanted to try the experience and I liked what I saw during practice,” Renaud said simply on Sunday, refusing to say if it was just a message to his veterans or a prelude to what we did would see on Monday evening.

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