Between two episodes of their thrilling novel-soap, the Maroons (8-8-2) have an appointment at Cap-de-la-Madeleine Friday night and Joliette on Saturday.
“It is not going to be easy, but if it works as hard as the last weekend in the face of the Sport at home, our chances are good, explained Miguel Fortin, who will work with David Lapierre behind the bench Friday only. In hockey, your chances are always better when you put your heart on the table… “
The air Conditioning Cloutier (12-5-1) has won its last six games. The challenge looks daunting.
With four games still to play, the Maroons find themselves in sixth place in the overall standings of a hockey League senior AAA, four points of Plessisville, owner of the famous fourth place behind Fortin in the beginning of the season.
“The ranking is so tight, it’s incredible. We can still move up, but we can still go down also. “
The injured Jason Crack and Charles Power will miss both games of the weekend. Same thing for Christopher Saurette, unavailable. Captain Alex Side, also unavailable, will not be in Cap-de-la-Madeleine. But Jonathan Bouchard, him, is back.
About Jason Larochelle, Fortin expects to finally not have to see. Like Bouchard, he was thinking, following the departure of Olivier Laliberté, repatriated since.
In addition, we will not see Sébastien Gauthier, out to play at the senior level in the Maritimes. And Patrice Demuy will return only when the season of the Patriotes of UQTR will be completed, if it ends, of course, that of the Maroons.
Vincent Gervais will face the fire of the air Conditioning Cloutier Friday.