in a boiling cauldron, Hormadi offers its Norman hole against Rouen (5-3)
An ambition assumed by the Dragons, since they had acquired the same morning, a powerful Finnish striker, Niclas Lucenius. In order to strengthen the approach of the playoffs. The latter was still not qualified in time to honor his first match in his new colors last night. At the Hormadi, only one absence, that of Austin Glover. Touched in the knee Friday evening in Mulhouse, the Canadian was preserved this Tuesday evening. Anton Vasilyev was ultimately not suspended for this match, and was well aligned with sidekick Alexey Polodyan. Anglet was not going to complain about it, and even take advantage of it from the start. After a first attempt by Charles Schmitt crashing on the left upright, it was Olivier Dame-Malka, with a shot from the blue, who discovered the opening in powerplay (1-0, 6th).
The Polodyan – Vasilyev Recital
Completely unleashed, the Hormadi doubled the powerplay bet again, a few minutes later. One but 100% Russian. Alexander Nikulin created Alexey Polodyan, who himself served his partner, Anton Vasilyev. The latter only had to push the puck to the bottom (2-0, 10th). The East triplet set fire to the Rouen defense during this first act. In all the good offensive moves of the Basques, Anton Vasilyev and Alexey Polodyan, were going to knock out the Dragons by registering the goal of the evening. A school tic-tac-toe, between Tic and Tac, concluded by Anton Vasilyev to explode the Bar (3-0, 15th). An almost perfect third for Pierrick’s men. Rézard who cashed at the very end of the period, the reduction of the score of Dylan Yeo (3-1, 20th).
Stupor in the stands of the Barre at the start of the middle third, as the Angloys suffocated the Seinomarins. In all areas of the game, Anglet made the perfect match. A perfectly oiled PK, resisted Rouen’s assaults, before Nicolas Arrossamena subtly deflected Olivier Dame-Malka’s firecracker (4-1, 25th). The reaction of the Dragons was not long in coming, Aleksi Elorinne improvised attacking, time for a rebound (4-2, 26th). But this Tuesday evening, the locals decide not to leave any crumbs to visitors. A minute and a bit later, Nicolas Arrossamena set the table and invited Thomas Decock to dinner (5-2, 27th). Nothing stops the Hormadi who redoubled his sacrifices in order to race in the lead after forty minutes, in this shock against the second in the classification.
A prestigious success
Frustration then appeared, on the yellow and black bench. Starting with their coach, Fabrice Lhenry, used to doing his thing during his visits to the Basque country, never stopped cursing the officials. Not really what to worry about the Hormadi who remained focused on his part. The clock was ticking and the score remained mediocre. We had to wait for the eighth Rouen powerplay, to see them deceiving Mathew Robson (43 saves last night) via Roland Vigners (5-3, 53rd).