Red­blacks, Alou­ettes swap full­backs

Lethbridge Herald - - HERALD SPORTS | TOP STORIES - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS — OT­TAWA

The Ot­tawa Red­blacks ac­quired J.C. Beaulieu from the Mon­treal Alou­ettes for Pat Lavoie in a swap of Cana­dian full­backs Tues­day.

Beaulieu, 27, of Trois-Rivieres, Que., has played four sea­sons with Mon­treal. He ap­peared in 10 games last sea­son, rush­ing for 91 yards and a TD.

“Pat has been an in­te­gral part of the Red­blacks from Day 1 and our fran­chise would not have ac­com­plished as much as we have if not for his con­tri­bu­tions,” GM Mar­cel Des­jardins said in a state­ment. “We wish him the best in Mon­treal.

“We are also ex­cited to ac­quire J.C. Beaulieu and look for­ward to see­ing him on the field as a mem­ber of the Red­blacks.”

Lavoie, 30, of Sainte-Flavie, Que., spent four sea­sons with Ot­tawa after play­ing his first two years with Mon­treal. Lavoie was a mem­ber of the Red­blacks Grey Cup-win­ning team in 2016 be­fore reg­is­ter­ing 35 catches for 280 yards last sea­son.

“We are very happy to bring Pa­trick back home, where it all started for him,” said Mon­treal GM Kavis Reed. “Since he ar­rived in the CFL, he has been a con­sis­tent and ver­sa­tile player.

“He will fit very well in our new of­fen­sive sys­tem. We would like to thank Jean-Christophe for be­ing so ded­i­cated to the Alou­ettes on the field as much as in the com­mu­nity. We wish him all the best.”

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