Precisely 171 fights later, David Godbout has decided that the time was ripe to hang up.
In theory, the suspension of four matches Godbout came to an end last Saturday, when the last meeting of the regular schedule of the Maroons. He will not come back on the ice, but he will retain his duties as president of the team.
“My time is done, lance Godbout, 30 years. Physically, I am magané. But there’s another thing. The latest events have made me realize that I can be effective by being in the administration of the Maroons and playing at the same time. For the good of the team that I love so much, the time has come to leave the place to the administrator and to set aside the brawler. “
Supporters of the Maroons loved to Godbout, the hard-to-cook. In its own way, it has clearly contributed to the popularity of the team.
“To be a brawler, it is a difficult job. Both mentally and physically. And each time I was fighting, I was doing it with all my heart. ”
Godbout has made the most of his career with the Maroons, although he has also played in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade and Saint-Léonard-d’aston, at the time of the senior League of the Mauricie region, as well as in Laval, Cornwall and Rivière-du-Loup, the time of a few matches, in the League of north american.
The last year, mainly the last few months, there has not been any rest for Godbout. His decision to dismiss assistant coach Oliver Laliberté (who finally recanted) has been talking for the money, and the words associated with homophobia that he has held after a brawl at Bécancour, during the Holiday season, have undermined its credibility. However, it will be necessary to remember that he is the one who convinced Christian Roy to “save” the Maroons as the former co-owner Daniel Roy, last summer, wanted to divest itself of the team.