Laval Élite Citadelles bring home the cup

Team basks in glory after winning their last tournament

Laval Élite Citadelles bring home the cup

(TLN) After hungering for a chance to win the Laval tournament since the beginning of the season, the “Laval Élites Citadelles” finally came through.

For those on the team who were not going to play hockey next season, this was their last tournament to participate in. It was also the last tournament as a team and they wanted to bring the cup home.

A rought start

They started off the game on a rough note, with the other team scoring five minutes into the first period. But they came back to fight and tied the game before the first period ended with a goal from Tristan Rende.

To begin the second period they had taken the lead with a goal from Anthony-James Pistilli. It was a close and even second period and there was no more scoring.

They went into third period with a 2-1 lead. The other team had scored two minutes into the period and it was now a 2-2 tie. Both teams showed up to play in the third and it was scoreless for the rest of the period.

Laval Élite Citadelles bring home the cup
Assistant coach Tony Polito, head coach Richard Guillaume and assistant coach Steve Sousa.

Ten minute overtime

Due to the tie, they went into a ten minute overtime but there was no scoring, and so it finally went to shootouts. The cup was so close to becoming theirs and they wanted it so bad. The other team missed their first shot, but Oliver Bernier scored and gave the Citadelles the lead.

It was the other team’s second shot and they missed again. However, Citadelles goalie Guillaume Gaudet was on fire. The next shooter was Zachary Guillaume and he scored to win the Citadelles the game.

Everyone jumped and sticks and helmets flew in the air. The Citadelles had finally won the Laval tournament and the team had finally accomplished their goal.