At the risk of repeating ourselves, Yanick Jean will care more about how the troops behave on the ice in their last two games of the regular season against Baie-Comeau that the opportunity to move up the rankings of the Junior League major Quebec (QMJHL).
Currently, the Blues occupy 10th place, tied in terms of points with the Charlottetown Islanders (but gain less) and two points of the Rimouski Oceanic. Mathematically, the Chicoutimi can therefore still hope to improve their position in the standings. “But the challenge is not the ranking, it’s really how we play to get ready for the playoffs,” reiterates the driver of Chicoutimi. “I want to have a strong group within our structure. We practiced specific things this week and I want to see a game of quality compared to this, “he insists.
Although the Drakkar ranked last in the standings, Yanick Jean ensures that there will be no place to relaxation. “This weekend, we’re going to play the players that think they have a chance to play in the series,” says one who does not close the door a few rotations. “But from next week, there will be more.”
He also warned his troops that it would not be a good idea to exercise caution during the home series against the Drakkar. “When you’re soft, that’s when injuries occur. If there are those who intend to be soft to avoid injury for the playoffs, that’s when injuries will happen, “he says.
In fact, the Chicoutimi driver feels fortunate that his club is relatively unscathed in terms of injuries, especially at this time of year, and touch wood for the situation to continue. Moreover, only Jeremy Groleau remains on the injured list, at least for Friday’s game. Saturday, his situation will be reassessed.
Difficult to find a player happier and more motivated than young Vincent Tremblay-Lapalme. The captain of the Royal Rousseau of Laval-Montreal just finished his internship Midget AAA and inviting Yanick Jean was timely. The young man who has just celebrated his 17th birthday was quick to point to Chicoutimi for a third time, he who played seven games this season with the Blues.
This would of course extend his hockey season with the Sags and he intends to seize the opportunity offered. “I want to show that I am able to play in the playoffs and prove that I can be part of the alignment. I do not know if I will play this weekend, but for me, (Yanick Jean) will make me play at least one game for me to show that I am able to compete in the playoffs. ”
Aware that he has until Sunday to prove striker savored every moment of his stay to complete his apprenticeship. “It’s amazing, it’s really another level of play that the AAA midget. I’m really glad (Yanick) has reminded me. It’s been a week since my team has finished playing and not playing for four months, it’s still long enough, so I’m happy to come back. ”
For its part, the coach Yanick Jean has confirmed that he would see him in action. “I want to evaluate it and see if he can help us in the playoffs. Sunday we will see if he can help us. If so, I will contact the school to see if there is possibility that it may move here for a few weeks. Otherwise, we will return. ”
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