Tuesday, April 19, 2011
QUEBEC VS GATINEAU IN OTHER SEMIFINAL
The Remparts advanced to the third round following a 9-2 blowout victory over the Shawinigan Cataractes in Game Seven of their quarter-final series tonight. Vincent Barnard and Mikael Tam scored twice for the winners while singles came courtesy of Mirko Hoefflin, Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Joel Champagne, Frederick Roy, and Matthew Brown. Louis Domingue made 27 saves in net for the win.
Quebec had 2-0 and 3-1 series leads but the Cataractes hung around and managed to take it to a Game Seven.
The Remaprts, the No. 3 seeded team and the highest seed remaining behind the top-ranked Saint John Sea Dogs, will now face the No. 5 seeded Olympiques. Gatineau advanced to the semifinals with a 4-2 series win over the Drummondville Voltigeurs.
Quebec finished the regular season with a record of 48-16-1-3 while Gatineau went 43-17-3-5.
Saint John will host the eighth-seeded Lewiston MAINEiacs in the other semi-final.
Only two of the top four seeds remain in the playoff race.