The Inouk have entered into a transaction more than minor at the limit for trade in the junior hockey League AAA du Québec, on Thursday evening.
“Fortunately, I do rely not a lot of hope on this transaction period, has sighed Patrice Bosch from Terrebonne, where the men’s hockey LHJAAAQ met. The problem is that almost all the teams are in the cup. After analysis, I honestly think that the exchange of the most important of which has been botched through the circuit is the one that allowed us to put the hand on (the defender) Jesse Belzil of Montreal-North. “
Thursday evening, the Inouk have exchanged the rights on the attacker Nicolas Ippersiel (Saint-Hyacinthe, in the midget AAA) and defender Anthony Palardy (Saint-Hyacinthe, in the college of the Everest of the Côte-du-Sud with a choice of… 11th round in the next draft. By releasing two places on the list of protection training, Bosch has put under contract the guardian valois Xavier Dupont (Magog, in the midget AAA) and striker Samuel Michaud (midget BB), a former hockey program of Massey-Vanier. Neither Dupont nor Michaud will play at Granby this season.
And then, before we close the books, Bosch has also put under contract the goalkeeper Alexandre Champigny, who wears the colours of the Titans M-18 of the Divine Word, and which is in addition to Nicolas Gendron as a reservist in the event that Marc-Antoine Dufour or Hugo Duteau fall in combat.
By including the transaction with Côte-du-Sud, the Inouk have made two exchanges on the inside of the LHJAAAQ in the last month. Recall that the defender Jeremiah Major, the other major acquisition, came from Rouyn-Noranda in the QMJHL.
“But honestly, I repeat, I am very comfortable with my alignment, has returned to Bosch. We have a great team and there was no position to which he absolutely had to improve. That said, I am very glad of the coming of Belzil and Major. “
Bosch, however, has studied the case of Gabriel Waked, who had done a great job in front of the net for Inouk last season, and that has been submitted to the balloting by the Armada of Blainville-Boisbriand this week after having played eight games in 2018-2019.
“Gabriel is a good keeper, but I have full confidence in Marc-Antoine Dufour. “
Waked will continue his career at the junior level A (or AAA, as we say in Québec) Saskatchewan.
Saint-Gabriel and Princeville
The Inouk (23-9) have an appointment with the Predators of Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon (14-16-1) on Friday night at the centre sportif Léonard-Grondin prior to receiving the Titan de Princeville (24-7-3) Sunday afternoon. The Granbyens will try to be more compelling than the last weekend, while they are inclined to Chambly at home before take it hard in Montmagny.
Always injured, Nicolas Roy, Hubert Cyrenne-Blanchard and Jordan Roy will be absent in the face of Predators.