Sports stats

 Trois-Rivieres Lions

Lions' Comeback Falls Short

April 25, 2024 - ECHL (ECHL)
Trois-Rivieres Lions News Release

Following four days of inactivity, it was - finally - time for Game 4 of the first round of the North Division playoffs between the Norfolk Admirals and the Lions. The Admirals entered the night holding a 2-1 lead in the series, and the Lions were out to even things up at two games apiece in this best-of-seven playoff series.

Things could not have gone worse in the first period for Trois-Rivières. Norfolk notched three goals in the opening 20 minutes of play while the Lions were held scoreless. The Admirals' Gehrett Sargis opened the scoring at 10:58, and then 40 seconds later Austen Keating made the score 2-0. And at 18:27 Sargis scored his second goal to give Norfolk a 3-0 advantage. The Lions were going to have to turn the tide in the second period if they entertained any thoughts of making a comeback from a three-goal deficit.

The Admirals started the second period right where they left off the first when former Lion Thomas Caron scored his first goal of the series. Trois-Rivières' Cedric Montminy was ultimately able to get the Lions on the scoreboard at 7:02 and his marker was followed eight minutes later by teammate Jakov Novak scoring to make it a 4-2 game. Unfortunately for Novak, just two minutes after his goal he was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for slashing to end his night, representing a massive hit to the Lions' hopes.

The Lions did continue their comeback in the third period when Jacob Paquette scored to narrow the gap to 4-3. But that was as close as Trois-Rivières would get. A bad Nolan Yaremko penalty for tripping led to a Simon Kubicek goal to give Norfolk a 5-3 lead at 15:28, and then Darick Louis-Jean scored into an empty net to seal the deal for the Admirals with a 6-3 victory.

• Discuss this story on the ECHL message board...

ECHL Stories from April 25, 2024

The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.

Other Recent Trois-Rivieres Lions Stories

Sports Statistics from the Stats Crew
OurSports Central