Do not count on Justin Ducharme to extol its merits. The # 71 of Saguenéens de Chicoutimi is coming off a successful weekend, with a production of four goals in two matches, in addition to earn the first star every time.
The attacker was 6 feet tall and 179 pounds has donned two goals in a win of 4-1 to the Blues against the Armada on Friday, and repeated his feat on Saturday in a 3-1 victory of his own against the Olympic of Gatineau. But for him, the personal record is less important than the success of the team.
In may, Ducharme barely had time to celebrate winning the Memorial Cup in the uniform of the Titan of Acadie-Bathurst when he learned he had been traded to the Saguenéens of Chicoutimi. After the climax at the major junior, he must take a new departure with his new formation. A transition that went well. “It is sure that it was a small shock when I learned it, but once at the Chicoutimi, I am super happy with it, he says in an interview. I think we have a good team this year, with good young people who have made an impact as soon as this season in the league. In addition, we have good veterans, so we have a good group to go far.”
The #71 confesses that he lived a short adjustment period to his new surroundings at the beginning, “but I think I’m starting to feel good on the ice with the guys. The chemistry settles down.”
As to its successful offensive of the weekend, the native of Mirabel remains humble. “The goals, it is just a bonus. What matters are the two big victories of the team that we have won and I’m pretty proud of the guys,” retorted the student in the humanities (with maths) at the Cégep de Chicoutimi. From the academic point of view, this was also a small adjustment since last year, at Bathurst, he received a college education by following courses at a distance.
On the other hand, the veteran did not intend to sit on its laurels. “You have to work in every game and work as a team. We managed to correct our shortcomings of the first two games that we lost and we must keep on the right track,” explained the one who appreciates the support of the partisan crowd of the Saguenéens.
The athlete is 18 years of age has also experienced a first presence to a development camp at the invitation of the Ducks of Anaheim. “I think it has been. They have met me before letting me go and they told me that they appreciated what I had shown (during the camp) and my speed. They encouraged me to work on my physical strength in order to become stronger in all aspects of the game and they also told me to continue to work as I do, to play in my style of play and we will see where it will lead us.”
TIPS OF THE PEN
• As it was school holiday due to elections, the players of the Saguenéens took part in a workout Monday….
• The two defenders were able to train without contact, is Louis Crevier and Thomas Ferland…
• Several hockey players, it was their first opportunity to vote. But as several do not originate from the region where they live hockey, they are without a doubt many not have taken the necessary steps to have the right to vote and are therefore not presented to the polls Monday…
• In the frenzy of the election campaign in Québec and the one recently concluded in New Brunswick, the League for the Quebec major junior hockey (QMJHL) has decided to go for it as its own polls! As well, hockey fans were invited to vote for one of the coaches of the circuit that would make the best “leader” and the one among the captains in the circuit Courteau, who would make the best “Sports minister”, in addition to sharing the publication of the contest on Facebook or on Twitter. By submitting their votes before 23: 59 (ET) Monday, the people could win different prizes. The names of the “newly elected” will be unveiled on Tuesday…