Montreal Canadians fans will get a chance to see the trio of Tyler Tofoli, Nick Suzuki and Cole Cowfield in the team’s first pre-season game on Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The combination, which many expected to be CH’s first trio, could make headlines against the Leafs who want to avenge their failure in last summer’s playoffs.
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In his press briefing on Friday, head coach Dominique Ducharme revealed that the first team of whites to jump into the snow at dawn would be sent into action on Saturday.
“There’s a‘ build-up ’that takes us to the first game. […] If you can get a good start and play with confidence, you can collect points in advance. The next three weeks will allow us to start the season on the right foot, ”the driver commented.
This is a chance to see newcomers Matthew Perrault and Cedric Pouquet team up with Alex Belzile in the third All-Quebec offensive division. Ratt Pohhling is in charge of the second trio, between Arthuri Lehkonen and Laurent Dauphin.
Alexander Romanov gets his chance in the first pair on defense, to the left of Jeff Petrie. Caden Primou and Michael McNiveen are automatically targeted for Montreal.
“The boys don’t play a total of six pre-season games. After the fourth, we have to be very close to find out about our group. I’m not saying it’s right, but we’ve going to be close. We have two games to prepare for the first meeting. [de la saison régulière]», Denoted dacharm.
Meanwhile, Joel Edmundson, who suffered a minor injury, did solo skating with one of the team’s athletic therapists.
The Hubs will play the first of their six pre-season games on Saturday at the Scotiabank Arena in Taboronto. Monday night leaves at Bell Center are visitors.
CH set up for the first warm-up match
Tyler Tofoli – Nick Suzuki – Cole Cofield
Arthuri Lehkonen – Ryan Pohling – Laurent Dauphin
Matthew Perrault – Cedric Puckett – Alex Belzile
Brandon Baddock-Jean-Christophe Boudin-Lucas Vezdemo
Alexander Romanov – Jeff Petrie
Brett Kulak – Gianni Fair Brother
Javier uel Yellet – Arbor Jacuzz
Kaden Primau – Michael McNiveen