Coronavirus obliges, changes are made to the calendar of the Saguenéens de Chicoutimi. This weekend, the Sags will not go to Quebec, but will host the Shawinigan Cataractes on Sunday, in a second game in just under 24 hours.
The duel between the Cataracts and the Saguenéens, which was to take place on December 9, has been brought forward to Sunday October 11. The Sags, who already host the Rimouski Oceanic on Saturday at 3 p.m., will therefore not be unemployed this weekend, despite the postponement of the game against the Remparts which was to take place Friday night in Quebec.
“We will have games to resume against Quebec, so, by doing that, we make sure to continue playing,” said Saguenéens head coach Yanick Jean, concerning the addition, by the league, of Sunday’s clash. Indeed, the clashes against the Ramparts which were to take place in the Old Capital in October are all postponed. Since Quebec City is in the red zone, it is prohibited to practice team sports there. Thus, the Remparts of Quebec suffer and will not play at home.
However, with home games still allowed in Chicoutimi and almost everywhere else in the league, the action continues in the Courteau circuit. “I think the league is doing a good job of ensuring that everything continues to be as normal as possible,” said Jean. Moreover, the head of the Sags reminds us that nothing is impossible: “At one point, maybe it will be us who will not be able to play and another team will be able, therefore, it is important to continue the matches. ”
“We focus on us. We have a lot of work to do. We saw, last week, that there were plenty of things that we were not satisfied with, and we focus on that, ”said Jean, who hopes to have better games this weekend than last Sunday.
The Saguenéens will face Rimouski and Shawinigan on Saturday and Sunday, which will leave them little time to catch their breath between the two games. However, Yanick Jean wants his players to show up. Its troops are therefore duly preparing to welcome these two teams, Saturday and Sunday, at 3 p.m., at the Center Georges-Vézina.