CJS Olympiens escape with shootout victory Throughout the year GDI Prairies has provided consulting to the CJS goaltenders, Erik Pion and Sam Lavergne, helping both goalies get set for the march into this years playoffs. Recently goaltender Erik Pion found success in his last season game as he was able to help his team grab some momentum before playoffs and capture a shootout victory. Sometimes taking the two points and running is the best thing to do. Thanks to some great goaltending, (and a little bit of luck), the College Jeanne Sauve Olympiens did just that, escaping with a 3-2 shootout win over the Vincent Massey Vikings in an “A” division matchup on Friday night. During three-on-three overtime, the Vikings managed to get three breakaways but failed to score on all of them, with two hitting the post and one being stopped by goaltender Erik Pion, who was phenomenal all night. The Olympiens also needed late-game heroics just to get to overtime as a loose puck appeared to be hammered in by Jeremy Gladish with just 2:16 remaining. But as they say, a win is a win. “I’m gonna have to chew my defence out,” said Olympiens head coach Matt Gagne of the trio of overtime breakaways. Coming off a 6-5 win over second-ranked Oak Park on Tuesday, the Olympiens were slow out of the gate and Pion had to be sharp early to keep the game scoreless after one. The Olympiens opened the scoring at 5:08 of the second period on a Kallan Kastes slapper but the Vikings came back with two goals to take a 2-1 leading heading into the third. CJS came out flying in the third period and were all over the Vikings for most of the 20-minute frame until the late goal finally went in. “We worked so hard to get that last goal,” said Gagne. Then Pion took over in overtime and shootout, making a number of stops including a nifty poke check during the shootout. “I was definitely happy to hear the post a couple of times,” said Pion. “But this win gives us lots of momentum and confidence heading into the playoffs.” The game was the final one of the regular season for both teams with CJS finishing fourth and Vincent Massey finishing fifth in the division.