November 29, 2022

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“Their arrangement will send shivers down your spine” – Stéphane Julien

"Their arrangement will send shivers down your spine" - Stéphane Julien

The Remparts are in a class of their own, and they’re even close to perfect, according to the head coach of the Sherbrooke Phoenix team, Stéphane Julien, who is hot in Quebec in the QMJHL’s regular classification.

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The Red Devils were hailed just 48 hours before Wednesday night’s highly-anticipated clash between the two teams at the Videotron Centre.

“For me, this game allows us to compare ourselves to the best team. When you see the composition of the two settings… Quebec sends shivers down your spine. They are a good team, almost a perfect team and they add up [Justin] Robidas on vacation. On our side, we started the season better than I thought. On Wednesday, we’ll see what it takes to reach the reports. »

When we look at the figures alone, the Remparts and the Phoenix are almost nose to nose. Remparts have the best offense in the league with 84 goals in 19 games, while Sherbrooke are close behind with 76 goals.

Defensively, Patrick Roy’s men allowed 33 goals, another most in the QMJHL, with 42 against Julians for second.

Phoenix has the best numerical advantage and disadvantage of the circuit.

Gastro and lethargy

However, Phoenix is ​​having a slow first start to the season. He has lost three of his last four games, including last Sunday against Rimouski Oceanic.

In addition, he suffered for a week through an epidemic of gastroenteritis and internal influenza. On Sunday, Joshua Roy and Kylen Gauthier missed the match.

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