Les Rapides take tier two title
BY SEAN BRAY Sports Editor Alexandria’s École secondaire catholique Le Relais added another hockey award to its trophy case last week, as Les Rapides nabbed the Precott-Russell high school boys hockey league tier two championship.
The title game was a 4-1 victory over CIHA, with goals netted by Chloé Devine (assisted by Dylan Séguin and Nicholas Dupuis), Mathieu Sabourin ( Jenna Séguin and Anaik Besner), Mathieu Giroux (Nicholas Dupuis and C. Devine), and Dupuis (Anaik Besner).
To reach the title tilt at the Feb. 18 competition, Les Rapides overpowered Le Sommet 5-3 in the semifinal.
Dylan Séguin led the charge in this contest, chalking up five points. He assisted on three tallies and scored two himself. Mathieu Sabourin also hit the target twice, with the other tally notched by Dupuis.
Jacob Levert recorded three assists, the other going to J. Séguin, Alexandre Parenteau, and Pascal Théorêt.
Dylan Séguin, a defenceman, finished the year as top point-getter in the league.
Head coach Dominic Décoeur praises his goaltender, Nicolas Rousseau, describing the netminder as a quality performer who stood tall.
This year’s squad includes two girls, Jenna Séguin and Chloé Devine, both of whom contributed in the playoff win and throughout the season.
Jenna is primarily a defenceman, who also can play right wing, while Chloé fits into any of the three forward roles.
Coach Décoeur expects the girls will continue to contribute to the squad’s success at the Tournoi Franco-Ontarien, in early spring.
The coach adds that his message all season has been that “every player is an important piece of the puzzle.”
At the provincial event in April, “It will be as it's always been, about each individual pushing in the same direction to achieve our goal. We want to repeat. That's the goal. But we'll focus on the process as we move forward.”
LEAGUE WINNERS: Le Relais is the Prescott-Russell high school league tier two champion. Back row from left: Yannick Rochon (alumnus, acting assistant coach for the day), Alexandre Parenteau, Mathieu Sabourin, Brandon Lauzon, Nicholas Dupuis, Anaik...