Saturday March 23, 2019
The Mathieu-Martin Matadors earned a spot in the provincial AAA championship game after sweeping their three round robin games. In the final, that will be played at 1:00pm on Sunday at the York arena in Fredericton, they will the Leo Hayes Lions.
The Matadors started the day by defeating the Népisiguit Rebelles (ESN) 7-2 and then blanked the Cité-des-Jeunes Républicains 5-0 in the last game of the round robin. Against the Rebelles, the Matadors got goals from Eric Landry, Alex Melanson, Julien Hébert, Miguel Beattie, Maxime Bastille, Gabriel Cormier, and Jérémie Godin. Scott Tremblay and Jacob Cormier replied for ESN. Justin Boudreau made 33 saves for the win while Jesse Pitre faced 41 shots at the other end. In the last game, Julien Hébert had a pair of goals while Christian Richard, Jérémie Godin, Miguel Beattie also scored for the Matadors. Jérémie LeBlanc stopped 35 shots for the shutout while the Républicains goaltender, Nathan Nadeau, received 38 shots.
In the other games, Leo Hayes defeated Cité-des-Jeunes 7-1 and then lost to Népisiguit (ESN) 5-2.
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