Quebec Remparts captain Théo Rochette stepped up to help his team reach the Memorial Cup final with a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds on Monday night at the Sandman Centre.
These two teams were the only ones to win their first encounter. Due to the combined results of the Kamloops Blazers and the Peterborough Petes, the Red Devils had the opportunity to go straight to the final. See the highlights of the match in the video above.
Rochette scored in a second game in a row, and this time he even scored twice for the Remparts. From the 54th second, the center player deflected a little in spite of himself the raised pass from Mikael Huchette behind Thomas Milic.
With 3 min 05 s left in regulation time, Rochette hit the mark again. This goal was ultimately decisive as the Thunderbirds retired their goalkeeper moments later and scored. Trying everything again after Nolan Allan gave them a glimmer of hope, the Seattle representatives, however, let Charle Truchon hit the target in an empty cage.
In net, William Rousseau was simply exceptional in front of the Brad Lambert, Kevin Korchinski and other Dylan Guenther of the “T-Birds”, making 35 saves.
The Remparts will play for form their third game of the preliminary phase, Tuesday against the Petes. The final will take place on Sunday.
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