Several leaders have said so often : in the playoffs, a hockey team can never have too many good defenders at his disposal. It is probably in this light that the big boss of Inouk, Patrice Bosch, has obtained the services of left-handers Jesse Belzil and Jeremiah Major, shortly before the trade deadline in the League, junior AAA du Québec.
Acquired of the Arctic, Montreal-North in exchange for the back Jonathan Casella and choice in the 2nd round in 2019, Belzil going to the worst club in the circuit training to aspire to great honors.
“It’s good to have a change of air ! In every game, in the minds of all the guys, it was clear that we would lose… “, was recognized by the main interested.
19-year-old, Belzil knows a real outbreak this season. As of Thursday evening, it had collected 24 points, including four goals, in 33 games. His differential of -20 is rather drinkable considering its role with the Arctic.
Jeremiah Major has decided to make the jump to the junior-level AAA to get more playing time.
“I was injured in a road accident in 2017, so I barely played last season. I then came up with a team that made me completely trust, even if I had not made my proofs. Now, I don’t get rid of the puck for nothing, I read the better the game “, stressed the former of the French College of Longueuil, which has also been punished with a hundred penalty minutes.
Major wanted to play
One would be tempted to believe that, contrary to Belzil, Jeremiah Major, has suffered a demotion this week.
Good first overall in the League the Quebec major junior hockey, the Huskies of Rouyn-Noranda have submitted to the balloting, after he has collected two helpers in 13 parts. It is necessary to know, however, that the defender of 18 years has been claimed by the Drillers Val-d’or, but he has preferred to pass at level AAA to play more.
“For the good of my season, I knew that it was the decision to take. […] The Drillers, I would have given the same role I had with the Huskies. I would have played only in the event of injuries,” said Major.
Well aware of the high expectations in Inouk, the saint hyacinthe native describes himself as a defender rather full and ” loves to take the offensive and create things “.
Focusing on the veterans Vincent Lampron, Simon Lavoie and Nicolas Nadeau, Bosch will now have the embarrassment of choice to compose his brigade defensive. The task ahead all the more difficult for the opposing strikers…