Titan end losing skid with win over Olympiques
GATINEAU, Que. – The Acadie-Bathurst Titan wrapped up a series of three games in three nights on Saturday evening as they skated into the Centre Robert Guertin to battle the Gatineau Olympiques. After losing the first two games of the trip the Titan bounced back with a 4-1 win over the Olympiques.
Jesse Sutton opened the scoring with his first goal as a member of the Titan at 7:30. The 20-year-old’s 12th of the season was unassisted. It remained 1-0 for the visitors at the end of the first period.
Another newcomer Nicolas Kingsbury-Fournier potted his first goal with the team just 2:50 into the middle frame as he lifted a backhander over Remi Poirier to double the Titan lead. Mathieu Samson notched the only helper on the play. Liam Leonard jammed the puck over the line at 5:31 making it a 3-0 edge with Samson and Yan-Cedric Gaudreault getting the assists. Pier-Olivier Lacombe ended the shutout bid at 15:41 to get Gatineau on the board.
Evan MacKinnon would push the Titan advantage to 4-1 just under two minutes into the third period and that’s how this one would end as Mario Durocher’s squad ended a lengthy losing streak. Mark Grametbauer was stellar between the pipes for Bathurst making 36 saves to help them to a 4-1 win.