Three-Rivers – Rarely have we seen it, in the same team of the canadian football League, as much door-colors from the Mauricie region.
Drafted by the Red and Black of Ottawa in may 2017, the specialist long discounts Louis-Philippe Bourassa (Shawinigan) will have company in the locker room of the Place TD in the federal capital.
The centre-back Jean-Christophe Beaulieu (Trois-Rivières), traded by the Alouettes against Patrick Lavoie, crosses the Ottawa river, after four seasons spent in Montreal.
About Keith Sanscartier, another He, he will try to pierce the alignment of the Red and Black, at the end of a brilliant career of three years of university with the Green and Gold of Sherbrooke.
In his role of half defensive, Sanscartier, who has never advanced through the ranks in college, finished in second place of the circuit québécois in 2017 for the number of tackles (45 in 8 games).
He is invited to the précamp of three days (Monday to Wednesday) of the Red and the Black, where it will surely impress the gallery.
“I heard with Ottawa in January. Since that time, I gained weight and I gained speed. I am ready and in perfect health,” says Sanscartier, not quite nervous at the idea of making its debut in the pros.
“No, I don’t stress about it! This is not in my habits. I’m going to work hard to earn my place at the official camp in the month of may and I am confident to join the team for this year. I have talked with guys that I know in the entourage of the club and they tell me that I have what it takes to start on the special units. Otherwise, I’ve already said: I would find myself on the practice team for the start of the season.”
Sanscartier arrived in Ottawa on Sunday, accompanied by a few teammates in the Green and Gold, invited them also to demonstrate their potential to the coaches of the Red and the Black, who entered into the calendar of 2017 the second rank of the division Is.
Since the random often does things well, the student in business administration has completed its final review prior to obtaining his bachelor’s degree no later than last Friday, at Sherbrooke! No doubt, he is ripe for professional football.
“This is the next step! I am glad it is in Ottawa. I know Jean-Christophe, it is comforting to know that there will be guys experienced who can guide me.”