The Saguenay Travellers have lost the services of three players in the region who have decided to take a year, including the excellent field center Frederic Girard.
The Chicoutimien, reportedly started a third season with the Voyageurs, has indeed informed the organization, after careful consideration, it would ultimately not return. “I now have other priorities and I can not really have fun playing. I move on, “said the Chicoutimien who will soon be 20 years. The coaching change has nothing to do with his decision. “I do not want to start something to stop along the way. Yes, they tried to keep me, but this is my personal decision, “said one who was often spark plug batting office.
That said, Frederic Girard loved his career within the organization Voyageurs (Midget AAA three years and two years junior elite). “I Tripé and I lived incredible experiences! “And for good reason: the Chicoutimien savored gold in Team Quebec at the Canadian bantam championships in 2011. In 2012, he earned a position to participate in the World Series of under 16 played in Florida. In 2013, he was part of the Quebec team that concluded in 5th place in the Canada Games, and in 2014 he won the bronze medal with Team Quebec 2 Canadian Championships in Magog. Added to this are the memorable journey of semifinal Voyageurs until last year that allowed him to live “moments really crazy.”
Graduates in computer technology has not decided if he will be involved in the Saguenay organization during this break as an active player. “When I was in sports studies, my first wish was to go to junior elite. I arrived, I tasted and I know what it looks like. (…) If I have one regret, I can always change my mind, but for now, I’m not there yet. ”
Two other regional
Coach Travellers, Martin Pouliot, is obviously disappointed to lose the services of the talented center fielder. “It was in our plans, because he made the training camp with us. He did not come the first weekend in Trois-Rivières and Repentigny, but he was there the following weekend in Longueuil and Laval, “says Martin Pouliot. When the young man told him of his intention not to align with the team, the driver Voyageurs asked him to think, but to no avail. “The week before we make the team, he said he had no taste for competition. Sure it hurt us a little because we lose our center field and Robert (Fatal) was used as the first or second hitter last year. It is flat because there are two other guys in the area who have retired. There Étienne Lalancette, a player with good size and good slashing happening Midget AAA. Étienne decided to take a year off to go with coach Vincent Knerr in the bantam AA. There is also Jean-Raphaël Boudreault, one of the best prospects of AAA midget who played at shortstop and pitching, “notes Martin Pouliot, with five or six local produce in its alignment.
Moreover, the region Baseball fans can watch the 2016 edition Saturday action to open the season at the stage-Richard Desmeules with a doubleheader against the Warriors of Granby. Sunday, Pouliot and his troops will head to Montreal for another doubleheader against the Orioles in Montreal.
Travelers golf tournament
Notice to quartets wishing to take part in Voyageurs Golf Tournament to be held Friday at 11 pm, on the normal route 36 Golf Club Ricochet Chicoutimi, it is still possible to register with Gaétan Girard at 418 820-1362. The cost is $ 75 / person or $ 275 per foursome. The tournament will be played according to the formula four ball better ball, and profits raised will be used primarily to purchase equipment for the youth of Bantam and Midget teams.