BAIE-COMEAU – The Drakkar of Baie-Comeau is entering the final stretch of the regular season with a series of three home games, which begins tonight with the visit of the Huskies of Rouyn-Noranda.
Back home after winning two of their three recent outings abroad, the sailors of the ship will attempt to continue their correct sequence (they have a track record of 7-3 in their last ten matches) at home.
The order will not be announced, however, not easy in the face of worthy opponents. After the Huskies, Victoriaville Tigers, one of the teams of the time in the circuit Courteau, will bring to the city, Friday and Saturday, in the framework of a double on the ice of the centre Henry-Leonard.
“It’s nice to finish the season at home and playing in front of our supporters. There will be a nice energy, and the goal is to enjoy it to the maximum in order to be ready for the coming playoffs, ” commented head coach Martin Bernard.
Aware of the quality of the next two visitors, the driver sees the positive in this type of confrontation. “This is a calendar with the image of the series, and it will be a very good preparation for our players. “
Even if the last victory (6-5) at Rimouski has failed to escape him (he was leading 5-0 after two periods), the Drakkar has shown great things on the ice and plays the best hockey in recent weeks.
“In addition to a third period more difficult, there has been a lot of good points to remember from this journey. We have a young team that is gaining experience while continuing their learning, ” added Bernard, who had not yet confirmed the identity of his starting goalkeeper.
The two clubs in the presence is found five months later after having divided the honors of a dual program, in the Abitibi region, at the beginning of the month of October.
Wounded in a hand after a furious battle against Alex-Olivier Voyer of the Océanic, the attacker Shawn Element is the key and should meet with an orthopedist to determine the severity of his injury…leading scorer for the Drakkar, the veteran Jordan Martel needs one goal to reach the plateau of 40…De his side, the defender Bradley Lalonde (13-44-57) is only two points of the team record held by defenceman Marc-André Dorion since the 2007-2008 season.