Lots of hockey left to be played: Balmas


“They had been up 3-zero on us and we got here returned (to force) a Game 7 (into) time beyond regulation,” the former Charlottetown Islanders first-round select said Saturday. “Like they usually say, ‘It’s in no way over until it’s over’.”

Balmas is now a member of the Screaming Eagles who locate themselves trailing the Islanders 2-zero within the first-round of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs. Balmas said he can lean on past revel in as he and his teammates prepare for Game three at home.

In 2017, the Screaming Eagles received the first video games in additional time on domestic ice (1-zero and seven-6) after which won the determining recreation (5-four) in more time at Sydney 200 on Jordan Ty Fournier’s purpose. Shawn Boudrias, every other former Islander now with the Screaming Eagles, changed into at the Olympiques that season.

The Screaming Eagles had been swept via the Islanders inside the 2d spherical.



A year ago, Balmas changed into with the second-ranked Acadie-Bathurst Titan gambling No. 15 Chicoutimi.

“They did not supply us some thing,” Balmas recalled.

It took six video games for the Titan to put off the Saguenéens earlier than sweeping Sherbrooke and Victoriaville to reach the very last, in which they beat the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada in six video games for the President Cup. They went on to win the Memorial Cup in Regina.

On the alternative facet of the ice, the Islanders cut up the primary games a yr ago in Quebec City in the beginning spherical before triumphing Game 7.

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