It is often said that the misfortune of one makes the happiness of the other. While the departure of Thomas Caron deprives the Inouk of one of their pillars, the Quebec Remparts have found a striker capable of making their valuable services.
Great manitou of training in quebec, Patrick Roy has recently confirmed that Caron spent the rest of the season at the junior level major.
The athlete is 18 years of age had voluntarily left the last camp of the Walls to get more playing time in the junior AAA, before returning sporadically.
“We discussed the situation a few times during my reminders. At the outset, the decision was not taken, because there will always be a place in my heart for the Inouk. But I am very glad to have the opportunity to go up with the Walls, ” explained the principal.
Caron has amassed 12 points (five goals and seven assists) in 13 games with the red Devils this season. The Ramparts (17-14-8) are currently 11th in the standings of the QMJHL.
In an interview with a colleague of the daily Sun, Roy mentioned that his performances have reinforced his decision to trade Olivier Mathieu Victoriaville.
“It is very nice to be led by a hockey legend such as Pat, was recognized by the number 26. It is also fun to receive positive feedback from him. He has a good head for hockey, he has seen the game at the highest level. “
Caron evolves more often than not on one of the first two trios offensive of Ramparts, in addition to obtaining a regular presence on the special units.
He forms a duo interesting in the company of Andrew Coxhead. Against Sherbrooke on the 28th of December last, the imposing centre player has contributed to the first hat trick of Caron in the QMJHL. “We get on really well, even if he speaks in English and me in French. I believe that our chemistry can only get better on the ice. “
The young man, a native of Candiac was able to reconnect with the family pension which had welcomed him to its debut in Quebec. He will also continue his college studies in human sciences in the Old Capital.
What a tough choice
Thomas Caron says he owes a lot to the Inouk, enabling it to regain confidence in his abilities offensive. It was therefore with a heavy heart at the time of leaving the team.
“The Inouk have welcomed me with open arms. I’ve only known good times at the Granby, I made a lot of friends. I’ll still follow the results by Internet. And if I have the chance to go see them play, I will not miss the opportunity, ” assured the male is 6 feet 1 inch and 195 pounds.
Caron is obviously a significant loss for the Inouk, he who made havoc (35 points in 19 games) to the sides of Louis-Philippe Denis and William Leblanc on the first trio. Even more than Nicolas Roy, injured an ankle, is expected to miss two to three weeks of activities.
“It is a loss for Inouk… but also an opportunity for another player to take his place,” said coach and general manager Patrice Bosch.
If the latter considers that the solution does not lie in the internal transactions remain permitted until Thursday, 20 h, in the junior hockey League AAA du Québec.
Bosch had also good words for Caron Tuesday morning. “I’m very proud of him, I am pleased with his progress. He worked hard and got what he deserves. I am glad that he has chosen to trust us and come to Granby for the right reasons last year. He is now rewarded, ” pointed out coach Bosch. “I would not be surprised to see him get a chance at a higher level a day if it continues on its own momentum. “
Caron actually has an interesting potential, as evidenced by his participation in the last Challenge, the world junior A. He, however, refuses to be packaged. “I don’t have clear goals, I just try to give my 100 %. But it is certain that I would like to see if you can obtain an invitation to the camp of a professional team. “
The supporters of Inouk will without doubt do their mourning ; both versatile and explosive, Thomas Caron has probably played his last game at the centre sportif Léonard-Grondin.