Two Gatineau residents selected in top 10 of 2021 QMJHL draft

Two Gatineau residents selected in top 10 of 2021 QMJHL draft

It is a matter of pride for our organization to see two players coming out in the first round, but I am especially happy for the two youngsters. that is [de] Very good hockey players, two good people, good teammates who work both on and off the ice, so that’s it. happiness To see that their efforts are rewarded, delights fearless head coach Martin Lafleur.

The Gatineau Midget AAA team driver hopes that these two players will be able to contribute to the success of their new team starting next year.

Alexis is a player with a good offensive touch, who is able to find his options very easily, is very reliable in all three areas and around the net. Can give headlines to goalkeepers, he explains.

Emile Peron is a defender who does everything well. He is able to face offense and play well in his field when he does not have a puck. it is very versatile, Mr. Lafleur continues.

Martin Lafleur in interview with Radio-Canada (Archives).

Photo: Radio-Canada

The 16-year-old left-hander followed the draft from the Family Lounge on Friday night. Taking the lead in Nova Scotia, he is following in his father’s footsteps.

i talked to Eagles before the draft. It had gone really well. It’s the feeling because my father was also groomed by him, so we’re really happy, says Emile Peron.

After speaking with the General Manager and Head Coach Eagles From Cape Breton, the teen feels ready to move to the Maritimes.

I see it as an experience which will be a big challenge for me. My parents have been preparing me for this since childhood. It’s going to be a bit customizable at first, but I don’t worry, assures the man who until very recently was the fearless captain of Gatineau.

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Olympus satisfied with the new vintage

There was no first round at the Gatineau Olympics this year, but they still believe they’ve got their hands on a major player in 30I Echelon, by selecting defender Thomas Hebert.

He is a player we targeted very early in the draft, a great defender who plays with passion. It was a nice surprise to see him slide down our selection ranks, says the team’s general manager and head coach Louis Robitel.

Also the Gatineau team will also have to join hands on Carter Richardson, the best goalkeeper of this vintage at 52, according to Mr. Robitel.I Overall election.

The Olympics have also added a few local players to their bank of possibilities: right-winger Justin Julian (choose from 6)I round) and left winger Christopher Talbot (10.)I round) come from L’Intrépide in Gatineau.

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