Jonathan Delorme was the captain of Inouk, in 2013-2014, when they won the Cup Napa. And he has bright eyes when he speaks of this team that he describes as “very special”.
Friday night, before the brilliant victory of 5-1 of Inouk in the face of the Flames of Gatineau, the organization highlighted the fifth anniversary of the conquest of the Cup Napa down the red carpet to players and members of the staff of this edition, which has allowed Granby to live in one of the beautiful moments of his sporting history. Jason Crack, Francis Robichaud, Philip Sardinha, Gabriel Couture, Delorme, and coach David Lapierre were then greeted by the crowd, many of whom were probably in the stands of the centre sportif Léonard-Grondin on April 26, 2014.
“These memories are extraordinary!, launched Delorme when it came to chatting with the author of these lines on the press gallery. We had the talent, that’s for sure, but there was so much more than that, you know. We had a locker room exceptional, something that we don’t see often in a career.”
Delorme, who now bears the colors of the Maroons, will talk about “good people” who filled the dressing room.
“There was just that, good guys. The boys respected and stood. It must be said that there were regular activities for us to always keep the team spirit at its max.”
On the ice, the Inouk were demanding to themselves.
“It was not easy for us to settle. It was agreed difficult to defeat and, even when we won, it was not in a good mood if you had the impression of having played poorly.”
Delorme has finally paid tribute to David Lapierre.
“Dave, it was our coach, our guide, our leader. He invited us often to enjoy the present moment, knowing very well that you don’t have the chance so often to play for a good team.”
And Delorme, a bit nostalgic, repeated: “Yes, it was a team of very special…”