Le Phœnix plans to play in Rouyn-Noranda in a week
The Sherbrooke Phœnix should return to action on Friday, November 6.
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Jérôme Gaudreau La Tribune Le Phœnix de Sherbrooke should return to action on Friday, November 6. A double program in Abitibi, a yellow zone, is scheduled against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.
During this time, all the teams in the red zone will have to wait and return to the drawing board to suggest a new plan to return to play at Public Health.
Remember that the Phoenix remains one of the few teams established in the orange zone, which allows the presentation of matches in various team sports, such as hockey. Activities were able to continue at the weekend in the Maritimes as well as in Abitibi and Baie-Comeau.
In its first two outings, the Phœnix lost against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada in early October. The two formations subsequently declared cases of COVID-19 within the team. Eight Phoenix players have been hit. They were able to resume training at the start of the week. Their teammates had already been back on the ice for a few days.
The Phoenix was scheduled to face the Gatineau Olympics this weekend. However, at the request of the organization, the QMJHL postponed these games, since the management of the team considered it dangerous to send players on the ice who are not in great shape and very little prepared. to play games, shortly after isolation for 14 days and even three weeks for some players.
Stéphane Julien also assures that his captain Samuel Poulin will be there during this double program on November 6 and 7. Poulin will have to leave the following week to join the Team Canada selection camp in Red Deer.
Goalkeeper Samuel Hlavaj and defenders Pavel Grishin and Gregory Kreutzer will be missed again as they are still in their respective countries due to border closures.