Rouen overthrows Amiens and joins the semis, Grenoble beats Mulhouse
Back to the wall because led 0-3 in the series, Amiens had to win this Sunday to continue to believe in a qualification for the semi-finals of the play-offs. It all started well for the Amiens who took a good advantage in the score (3-0) in the second third.
But finally, Rouen completely reversed the meeting to win (4-3). After closing the gap to 1-3 in the middle third through Niclas Lucenius, the Dragons added three goals in the final to secure qualification.
Grenoble to a semi-final victory
In case of victory, Cergy-Pontoise had the opportunity to qualify for the next round but the Jokers fell against a team from Gap who did not give up and who snatched victory on penalties (4-3, 3-2 tabs). In the last third, Romain Gutierrez scored two goals to equalize each time and to snatch extra time. The Raptors are down 1-3 in the series. Next meeting Wednesday (8:30 p.m.) on the lawn of the Jokers.
Behind, on the scoreboard from the end of the first third to the end of the second, the Brûleurs de Loups reversed the trend at the end of the match to win (7-5) against the Scorpions of Mulhouse and lead 3-1 in the series.
Grenoble stepped on the accelerator in the third period with two goals in quick succession from Finland’s Jere Rouhiainen and then from France’s Flavian Dair. Brent Aubin sealed the victory for his team in the last minute. The reigning French champions will have the opportunity to win the series and join the semi-finals on Wednesday (8:15 p.m.).
In the maintenance pool, Briançon won (3-2, after extra time) against Anglet.