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Rouen offers the shock against Grenoble, Gap now alone in the lead

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 9, 2020
Gap finds himself the only leader of the Magnus League at the end of a 5th day cut off by two matches. On their ice against Chamonix, the Raptors closed the case at the end of a first quarter all fire-all flame. If, in the first six minutes, Numa Besson was able to respond to the opening of the Gapençaise score signed Roman Vondracek, the Pioneers then faced an avalanche. In eight minutes, Richard Sabol fetched the puck from its cage four times. Indeed, Paul Joubert, Chad Langlais, Dimitri Thillet and Raphaël Faure allowed Gap to make the hole in this meeting. For the next 40 minutes, the two goalkeepers kept their clean sheets for a clear Gapençaise victory (5-1), the fourth in as many games played since the start of the season. While Angers could not play its match against Briançon, Mulhouse settled on the podium thanks to its victory at Anglet (2-3) acquired in the last period.

Rouen takes the best of Grenoble

But the poster for this 5th day saw Rouen and Grenoble explain themselves on the ice of the Guy-Boissière rink. A meeting at the top that the Dragons started with a bang with Rolands Vigners who opened the scoring after 41 seconds, Joran Reynaud doubling the lead less than two minutes later. Kyle Shearer closed the gap before the end of the first period. The next 20 minutes saw the Rouennais make the break again through Jacob Lagace. At the very start of the third period, Joël Champagne put the Brûleurs de Loups back on track but Anthony Guttig, eight minutes from the end of the match, brought the Dragons closer to success. Kyle Shearer’s second goal, four minutes from the buzzer, made the Norman supporters tremble but Rouen held on to his narrow victory (4-3). At the bottom of the ranking, Amiens signed his first success of the season on the occasion of his trip to Bordeaux (2-4) and comes back to the height of his victim of the evening in the standings.

Friday October 9, 2020
Anglet – Mulhouse : 2-3
Bordeaux – Amiens : 2-4
Gap – Chamonix: 5-1
Rouen – Grenoble: 4-3

Postponed to a later date
Angers – Briancon
Cergy-Pontoise – Nice