STE #17 C Ducharme, Justin (2018) – Ducharme used his quickness well down low in the offensive zone to escape defenceman. He made a few simple play offensively like passing the puck to the point, but he received limited ice-time so he didn’t create much.
STE #13 C Lafrance, Simon (2017) – Another strong showing from the 6th round pick of the Val d’Or Foreurs. Lafrance got two assists and made some beautiful passes all game long, especially on the man advantage.
CEB #10 RD Casimir, Antoine (2018) – Casimir had one big turnover early in the game while carrying the puck, but after that he had was pretty steady. He saw the ice in penalty kill situations, where he managed to clear the puck out of the zone a few times.
CEB #12 RW Brouillette, Marc-Antoine (2018) – The small forward had a very good offensive game, moving his puck well in transition and supporting his line mates in battle situations. He scored a beautiful breakaway goal where he deked the goalie and finished with his back-end.
CEB #13 LW Poulin, Samuel (2019) – The underage forward had an assist and created a few scoring chances by going to the net hard, including a tip where he came very close. He used his size effectively to protect the puck down low in the offensive zone and in breakout situations. Poulin will need to improve his speed by making longer skating strides.
CEB #16 LW Gagnon, Nicolas (2018) – The rookie winger was used on the 4th line and the whole line did a great job cycling the puck down low in the offensive zone. Gagnon scored his 1st midget AAA goal with a between the leg shot on a zone entry.
CEB #18 C Morin, Anthony (2017) – Morin created a lot of offensive throughout the game. He’s a smart player who made good decisions with the puck. He made some good passes and used the point multiple times when working in the offensive zone. He scored a goal on the power play by tipping a puck. He also got ice-time on the penalty kill where he blocked a shot and came close to have a breakaway.
CEB #21 C Houde, Samuel (2018) – Houle played in every situations and was overall very efficient. He worked the board decently on the power play and even had some time on the point. He possess quick hands and good vision, which helped him to make play with the puck.
CEB #26 C Parent, Xavier (2019) – Playing on a line with fellow underage Samuel Poulin, it was obvious that hitting them was in St-Eustache’s game plan. Even in these circumstances, Parent managed to create some grade-A scoring chances and had an assist as well. Early in the game, he tagged his teammates with a long stretch pass for a breakaway. He also showed his skills on the power play where he made some nice passes. Parent got a lot of defensive zone starts and did well by getting out of the zone quickly. With his skating and smarts, he had a few takeaways and puck retrieving as well. He’ll need to get bigger and stronger, he got out muscled a few times and received some hard hits.
CEB #27 LW Plamondon, Yohan (2018) – Plamondon was a standout on the ice. He got 4 points and created a lot of offense. He had three breakaway, scoring on two of them and making three different moves/shots on these attempts. He drove the net, used his good puck skills and had ice-time on the penalty kill.
CEB #28 C Perrault, David (2017) – Like mentioned earlier, Perrault and his line were very good at controlling the play in the offensive zone. Perrault played a great ‘role’ game, finishing his checks and always being in the face of his opponents. He was the primary penalty killer forward for Esther-Blondin; he used his stick well, won some key draw and killed some times by freezing the puck in the offensive zone.
CEB #33 G Paradis, Mathieu (2018) – Paradis was solid in front of his crease, keeping Esther-Blondin on at the beginning of the game and making 32 saves on 35 shots. He was efficient with his glove and was very quick laterally, including a huge save on a 2-on-1.