Laval Rocket is easily at the top of the Canadian zone in the American League, but head coach Joël Bouchard is eagerly awaiting the return of Alex Belzile, who has been approved by the doctor.
“Alex, when we make videos or talk about the system, he understands how to play hockey,” Bouchard praised at a press conference held on Sunday shortly after the group stage. He has a good knowledge of hockey. “
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“Unfortunately he missed [des matchs] This year and last year, but he is believed to have had a positive impact in hockey games. It provides strength and life. He is a very active young player, which is very important. Obviously, we have to play him because he is ready and because he is a very favorite person in our organization”
The 29-year-old forward has played six games against CH in the recent National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs and received praise from the coach. He believes that the Quebecer is one of the cornerstones that the rocket is trying to build.
“When we talk about continuity and building programs, as I always say, he is the kind of person we started,” Bouchard said. From the first edition, there is not much left; we retain those who persist and make progress in what we want to do, and this is one of them. “
Belzile has only participated in 11 of the team’s 26 games this season and suffered two injuries. He also missed the equipment for the 2019-20 season due to injury.
However, the main concern is still positive. He believes that even if he watches the game from the stands, he can learn and improve.
He said: “I’m unlucky so far this season, but injuries are part of the hockey world.” I think it is my responsibility to regain strength. When you do your homework and spend a lot of time on the media library, when you return to the skating rink, you will discover things that can make you better. “
“You will see trends. When we play well, we are on the same page and we will apply the system. When 20 players do this, we are a team that is difficult to fight against. This is us identity of.”
Bouchard also announced that Jan Mysak, Jesse Ylonen and Lukas Vejdemo have made great strides, and they have also been injured recently.
“We have a good time [match intraéquipe] Try to recreate the game situation for those who have no chance to play the game with high intensity. These guys look great. we are very happy. We will continue to prepare for Wednesday’s game. “