The Lac St. Louis Adrenaline came out of the first weekend of play with two losses in as many games. Saturday, the Adrenaline hosted the Rive-Sud Revolution at Raymond-Bourque arena. The Revolution is rebuilding this season, with many young players and their determination came through with a 10-7 victory over Lac St. Louis. The team also lost the services of goaltender Maude Robitaille, out with a lower body injury in the early stages of the fourth quarter. She should be out of action for a minimum of two weeks. "It was a difficult game positioning-wise from a defensive standpoint and our players made poor decisions with the ring, which caused a lot of unprovoked turnovers", said assistant coach and assistant GM Jean-François Ethier. Offensively, Annie Lecours Boucher with 2 goals and as many assists, Katherine Groulx with 2 goals, Jessica Pepper with her first with LSL, Stacey Steen and Andrée-Anne Paquet Lajoie scored for the Adrenaline. Cortney Keeble and Laurie-Ann Ipperciel also contributed with 3 and 2 assists respectively.
On Sunday, LSL went to Etienne-Desmarteau arena to face the Montreal Mission. Against one of the best teams in the league, the Adrenaline suffered a tough 14-1 loss. "It’s going to seem strange, but we actually played a pretty good game", said Jean-François Ethier. "Obviously, you can’t be satisfied losing 14-1, but we actually outshot Montreal 49-45 and a good number of our shots were quality ones against Laurie Mathieu, who played an amazing game. We were down 3-1 after the first, but a 2 minute downturn in play in our defensive zone at the beginning of the second quarter led to 3 quick goals by the Mission which knocked our legs out from under us. Nevertheless, we did not quit at any point in the game even if victory was seemingly out of reach and that is what we want to see from our players.".
The lone goal from LSL came from Josiane Bordeleau, assisted by Annie Lecours Boucher, who totalled 5 points during this opening weekend. Bordeleau was forced to leave during the third quarter due to a knee injury. She is expected to return for the upcoming games this Sunday.
Next games are Sunday October 5 at 14:10 vs Bourassa at Fleury arena and hosting the Gloucester Devils at 19:30 at Bob-Birnie arena in Pointe-Claire.