Gilles Lapierre is a man of few words, but we felt that the tribute paid to him by the Inouk, on Friday night, he got right to the heart.
“My father doesn’t express easily his feelings in public, but I can tell you for sure that it was a lot fun,” explained David, his son, who had teamed up with his recruiter-in-chief of father, in 2014, when the Inouk have won the Cup Napa.
David Lapierre had not seen a match of Inouk since 2016, since he said yes to Gilles Bouchard, to become his assistant behind the bench of the Huskies of Rouyn-Noranda, an adventure that lasted for two years.
“I have lived beautiful moments in this arena, has taken the son Lapierre. I’ve managed good players, I have directed beautiful teams and I will never forget what we experienced in the spring of 2014 when we won the cup. The arena was crowded, it was amazing. And lift the cup with my father, it was indeed magical, as he himself said in The Voice of the East. “
Lapierre now works for the hockey program from the école secondaire De Mortagne in Boucherville, one of the most famous in Quebec. And there please.
“I was lucky to receive this offer and be able to continue to make hockey a full-time after my departure from Rouyn. We are not tons to do in hockey full-time in Quebec. “
Lapierre, who now lives in Saint-Hyacinthe, the country of his girlfriend, may have the chance to return to a higher level. But for the time being, he likes the stability that gives him his job in Boucherville. And he loves to work with young people in full development.
David Lapierre has confessed that he had had the chills when the banner in honor of his father was elevated to the heights of the centre sportif Léonard-Grondin.
“My father has done a lot for the Inouk, but he has done a lot for the sport in Granby for short. I am very grateful to the organization for the gesture that it comes to ask. “
Jovani, the other son of Gilles Lapierre, has also accompanied his father on the red carpet. Jovani, remembered, played at the junior level AA Waterloo, as well as with the Husky de Cowansville, in the junior AAA.