Passage noticed by Samuel Girard in Alma

Passage remarqué de Samuel Girard à Alma

The attention was not only focused on the ice rink in the framework of the provincial championship of school hockey, Saturday afternoon, at the pavilion Wilbord-Dufour (PWD) of Alma. Many were those who took advantage of the presence of the hockey robervalois Samuel Girard, of the Colorado Avalanche, to have a portrait in his company and walk away with autographs. Décontacté, the NHL player was quickly put at ease his fans.

The réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) had invited the talented defender, as are his colleagues Antoine Girard and Samuel Harvey of the league the Quebec major junior hockey (QMJHL), to wear the hat of presidents of honour of the sporting event category cadet and juvenile division 1, held from 26 to 29 April in the capital jeannoise. All three from the program Hopes bantam AA in the PWD, the players were actually very well placed to serve as spokesperson for this gathering of hockey with 24 of the best teams in the province. “These are perfect examples of success that have left their mark during their passage to the PWD. They also represent very well the values that are being conveyed to young athletes.” said Jean-Normand Tremblay, coach of the Lynx cadets, the hockey team juvenile the school. The one who has rubbed shoulders with the presidents of honour throughout their passage in Alma was delighted with this capture. It was not the only one to see the queue in front of the table where stood the young players who have also all changed in the midget AAA within the Elites de Jonquière.

The captain of the Drakkar of Baie-Comeau, Antoine Girard (native Larouche), as well as the goalkeeper of the Huskies of Rouyn-Noranda, Samuel Harvey (who has resided in Jonquière and Alma), joined Samuel Girard in order to sympathize with the young athletes. The recipient of the trophy, Emile Bouchard (best defender of the QMJHL in 2015-2016), born at Roberval, has shown accessible to all. “I’ll always be grateful to the PWE and I will always repeat this to invitations of this kind,” said the young hockey player, who quickly put at ease the fans who had come to meet him. The young people were obviously eager to meet their idol and to discuss a little hockey with him.

A draw coveted by many for the benefit of the RSEQ included a sweater of the Avalanche as well as a stick autographed by the prodigy 19 years of age.
This second edition brought together some 450 student-athletes at the centre Mario-Tremblay.

Passage remarqué de Samuel Girard à Alma

Photo The Daily, Gimmy Desbiens

Passage remarqué de Samuel Girard à Alma

Samuel Harvey and Antoine Girard around the player for the Avalanche, Samuel Girard.

Photo The Daily, Gimmy Desbiens

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