Ève Gascon will have her chance to play in the QMJHL, but maybe not in Gatineau...

Published August 24, 2021 at 3:45 PM

Recently, a young lady of 18 years old received a wave of media attention in the hockey world. She is Ève Gascon, a goaltender invited to the Gatineau Olympiques training camp. Was it over the top? At least that's what Sylvain St-Laurent, a reporter covering the Ottawa Senators and Gatineau Olympiques, said.

Gascon has performed very well in net since the beginning of the Olympics camp, despite all the attention she has received. However, the young woman will face a significant challenge if she hopes to break into the lineup of the Outaouais native.

The two goalies in place for the Olympiques are Rémi Poirier and Emerik Despaties. Both are invited to NHL camps this fall. It won't be easy to unseat them from their respective positions, according to St-Laurent.

Gascon showed what she can do, and she fought back with flying colors. She came through in a big way in her game against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, stopping 19 pucks on 20 shots on net.

Considering that the Olympiques are likely to keep both of their starting goaltenders for the 2021-2022 season, will Ève Gascon get her chance elsewhere? Another team in the QMJHL could be interested in her services. We don't know how this story will end, but she has definitely earned the interest she has received throughout the league.

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