(Quebec) Years may separate the players from the Quebec Remparts of Governors those current North Shore (Peewee AA), their representatives at the next International Hockey Tournament Peewee Quebec. The same pride anime but the two teams, one defending the colors of the Red Devils.
Chosen to carry the "Big R" by virtue of a victory at the last tournament Peewee Sainte-Foy-Sillery December 12, the Governors (30-5-3) were invited to the morning practice yesterday morning large Ramparts where they began their preparation for their first match, Saturday, February 12 at 13h, small cons Drummondville Voltigeurs.
"It's been two weeks since I try not too show it to my players, but I am as anxious as they others! This is the only case in my coaching career I have not managed to get yet. Represent the Remparts is quite a feat. And it's special. For me and for them, "admitted head coach Daniel Bedard, who has led a good fifteen years in minor hockey.
Receiving the royal treatment usually reserved for their big brothers in beige, small Walls spent the night at the Chateau Bonne Entente, after which they went to the morning skate on board the bus from the Remparts. At the Coliseum, they skated a few minutes with the real Remparts, including former Governors Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, and could benefit from the advice of the coaching staff of the Red Devils, beginning with Patrick Roy, who did not hesitate to extend its presence on the ice to work with the three guards visitors.
"For me, it's in their eyes the passion that drives them. The coach told me that there was an incredible chemistry in their team. It's like us. Many go from there. It worked 45 minutes and they wanted more. I like hockey person, it made me want to give them, "said Roy.
Governors have subsequently broke the crust in the cafeteria of the Ramparts, after which they tested their skills on the fairways of Quillorama Frontenac. Return to the Coliseum in the late afternoon, little Red Devils, including Mathieu Sevigny, the son of former Canadian Peter donned their equipment for their formal presentation before the game between the Remparts in the Oceanic.
"They are pampered. It's fun for them to have had other Patrick Roy. It will be up to them to hear what he had to say and put it into practice, "Dad dropped Sevigny.