The operation is now determined for next year in the development of hockey structure in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. While youth Peewee and Bantam notes will be divided between the Saguenay and Lac-Saint-Jean, the new major bantam AAA will be based at the Polyvalente Arvida.
After three months of discussions, the final elements were confirmed Wednesday morning. The director of the integrated structure and head coach of the midget AAA Elite, Steve Theriault, and the president of Hockey Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Jean-Guy Dallaire, have unveiled the main lines in late afternoon during a meeting with The Daily. Due to a decision of Hockey Quebec, which now includes the region in the League provincial AAA excellence in both the Peewee and Bantam, the entire operation of the hockey development structure had to be revised. The leaders felt they respected the idea of starting point, while making all viable. They emphasize the same breath collaboration and openness of leaders of the two school boards concerned, Lac-Saint-Jean and De La Jonquière.
“Solutions 100% effective for everyone, there were none. There were constraints in all options that could bring. That scenario, it is the best of both worlds with all the constraints. It is not perfect, that’s for sure. With all the efforts we put the result we have here is what we could do better, “estimate Steve Theriault.
For Peewee AAA (main and backup) and the Bantam AAA notes, the changes are minor altogether. Young people will be separated into two groups for training per week on individual technical skills, training off-ice and video sessions. The young people of Lac-Saint-Jean will be grouped Wilbrod-Dufour Pavilion and will train all together at Mario Tremblay of Alma Center or at the sports center of Saint-Bruno, after being transported by bus. Those Saguenay, who will attend the Polyvalente Arvida, trample on the ice of the Foyer des Loisirs, as is the case in the current operation. For two class sessions per week, youth will join their teammates Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean, again in Alma or St. Bruno. “We are well aware that in the Peewee, go to school, it is not clear,” said Jean-Guy Dallaire, recalling distances constraints.
The big news is that the AAA bantam be established at the Arvida versatile with the drives in the foyer Recreation. The majority of players Lac-Saint-Jean will therefore board with transportation available (Riverside) for those of Alma and the surrounding area. “For us, the major bantam AAA Midget AAA midget hope and find themselves in the same place, many were kept there,” says Steve Theriault, aware of concerns among some parents.
“We will live the year. It will allow to see the pros and cons, “he resumed, adding that parents will receive more information at précamps taking place at the end of April.
Meanwhile, the North Shore finally keeps his hope midget team, in addition to also meet the peewee and bantam over. Discussions will take place shortly on governance to be adopted between the two territories belonging to Elite Jonquiere Midget AAA Hockey League Quebec.