The Maroons will play their last game of the regular season Saturday night by facing the air Conditioning Cloutier of Cap-de-la-Madeleine at the arena Jacques-Chagnon. And although the past weeks have been very difficult, Yann Joseph admits that he still believes.
“The idea is to play a good game against the Cape, a question of getting in the playoffs with some confidence,” he says. After that, anything can happen, anything is possible. “
Joseph is reminded of the 2010-2011 season that he has lived with the deceased Saint-François de Sherbrooke, in the League of north american. The man, who has amassed more than 600 points, in the LNAH, has seen other.
“Everyone predicted a big season and we played well below our potential. But it has finished by clicking in the last match of the calendar, it was known from the series of the thunder and won the final four games ! In hockey, it is always necessary to believe in it. “
Joseph was among the brave who have made the trip to La Tuque in the last week. And he is of the opinion that this match, despite the defeat of 10-3, has solidified the team spirit.
“The owners had chartered a bus, and it was nice to be together for a long trip like that. We knew that it was going to be an evening difficult, but we still had fun going to The Tuque. And once there, it was held, it has never been dropped. I tell you, there has been the positive in this evening. “
The season of the Maroons was not the one expected. At least the one that the leaders were expecting. But according to Joseph, things change quickly sometimes.
“The series, this is a new season. I know that Jason [Crack] and Charles [Power] should come back soon. With our full alignment, I remain convinced that we can fight the whole world. “
Joseph has amassed 23 points, including 10 goals, in 20 games so far. He hesitates when asked if he is satisfied with his season.
“Honestly, I thought that I would have had more impact on the team. But I have always given my maximum. “
The Maroons (8-11-2) will have far more ammunition than in La Tuque, Saturday evening, facing the air Conditioning Cloutier (13-6-2). Jason Crack, Charles Power and Charles-Antoine Jolin are still on the sidelines, Maxim Roy is not available, David Godbout is still suspended, but the rest of the formation is intact. François Lacerte will be in front of the net.
We do know that at the end of the evening from Saturday to what rank exactly will the Maroons. Before the games played Friday evening in the senior League AAA, they could still hope to finish sixth.