This past Saturday evening at the Pierrefonds Sportplexe, the Lac St. Louis Adrenaline played host to what looks to be one of the top contenders in the Eastern Conference, the Cambridge Turbos, who in line with their reputation, notched a 10-2 win over Lac St. Louis.
Goaltender Maude Robitaille, fresh off an injury incurred during the first game of the season, was back in action and did well under the circumstances. She received 55 shots and was particularly solid in the second half, stopping 28 of 31 of them sent her way. Behind 7-1 at the half, Lac St. Louis did not give up and allowed only three goals in the last two periods.
The Adrenaline shot 28 times on Cambridge’s netminder, Meghan Pittaway, and the only goals came from Annie Lecours Boucher with her fourth of the season, and Laurie-Ann Ipperciel with her first. Cortney Keeble added two assists to bring her point total to 11 for the year.
"This is the best team we’ve seen so far this year", said Jean-François Ethier, assistant gm and assistant coach. "It’s a team that doesn’t have many weaknesses, as their five wins in as many games and a plus 42 goal differential show. We’ve gotten into the bad habit of starting slowly and we will need to work on that to reduce the opposing team’s scoring chances. Yes, Cambridge is an excellent team, but we know we can do a lot better and we will work hard to show it. We can at least take solace in the fact that we’re the only team yet this season to score at least two goals against them."
This coming weekend, the Adrenaline is heading out to Southern Ontario, playing the Richmond Hill Lightning and Waterloo Wildfire on Saturday, and a rematch with the Cambridge Turbos on Sunday.
Lac St. Louis is currently sitting in sixth position in the eleven team Eastern Conference.