TROIS-RIVIERES, QC – December 18, 2021 – The Trois-Rivieres Lions scored five unanswered goals after the Mariners struck first on Saturday afternoon at the Colisee Videotron, and claimed a 5-2 win, taking two of three this week in Trois-Rivieres.
After a scoreless opening period, the Mariners scored a power play goal early in the 2nd to take a 1-0 lead. Jason Horvath ripped a one-timer off a pass from Connor Doherty that was deflected home by Andrew Romano, his 4th goal of the season. The Lions would respond with three unanswered goals in the period. Olivier Archambault scored on a breakaway at 4:21 of the period, Anthony Nellis finished a nifty pass from Peter Abbandonato at 9:11, and Alexis D’Aoust beat Jeremy Brodeur’s glove on a 2-on-1 at 14:08.
Archambault and Abbandonato added goals in the first 3:06 of the third period to stretch the Lions lead and chase Brodeur in favor of Zach Bouthillier. Conner Bleackley scored a power play goal in the final seconds, for his second goal of the weekend.