Windsor Eagles enter QSLL
The Windsor Eagles begin their 2018 season, Friday, May 18 visiting the Caughnawaga Indians in Kahnawake. On the eve of their first game, the organization would like to introduce the team coached by René Kendall and Denis Verville.
Windsor will count on the services of three quality goaltenders this season. Alexandre Massé will be back in front of the Eagles cage. The Gardien dominated the defunct LCSQ circuit in terms of the goals. His vision of the game and his technical skills will be his main assets to adapt this year to a higher calibre.
Samuel Verville, who has previously played with the Sherbrooke Extreme, also will defend the cage. The young keeper won the Founders Cup in 2015 playing with the Akwesasne Indians. Nicholas Meigs, also of the Extreme. He comes to the Eagles with the most experience in LCSQ playing the last few seasons with the Vermont Travelers.
On the side of the attackers, Eagles retain the majority of their pillars in the last few years. In fact, Captain Francis Côté and the assistant captain will be able to count on the left-handed duo and Kendall Duo who did well last year. On the right-hand side, Philip Holiday will support his captain and try to put on several nets.
The Eagles will align two new recruits who have graduated from junior ranks. First, William Beauvais, who was evolving with Cornwall's Celtics last year, will be back with the Windsorois. He had already played a few seasons as an affiliate. Fred Verville of Sherbrooke will also be aligned with the Eagles. Both players were near the top of the ranks in points with their respective team last year.
The transition roll for the Eagles will see a drastic change this year. Only David Massé, Jérémie Bergeron and Alex Kendall will be back in the same position as last year. Six new transitions players include the Frères Brothers, Simon and Zach, who will be key elements in 2018. Simon Winquist development with the Mohawks and completed the third rank of his team in the playoffs. Zach Winquist has been a member of the Capital Region Axemen and is recognized for his defensive skills which can result in several reversals.
Three players who were working with the Wolves of East-Angus last year will join the Eagles either: Jordan Sallois, Derek Carpentier and Patrick Turgeon. All three are in a position to support their attackers and be good defensive elements. Sam Fontaine, who studies at Bishop's University, will return to play with William Beauvais, his teammate from last year.
The defensive brigade remains similar to previous years. Veterans Benoit Leblanc, Guillaume Leclerc, Étienne Durand, Tommy Bérubé, Richard Logan, Scott Beattie and Jerome Richard are all back. In addition this year are: Jonathan Dubois, who was last year with Wendake Ahki’wahcha’, Jason Sallois of East-Angus and the recruit Olivier Morin. It is also worth highlighting the return of Sylvain Laroche, who was part of the Eagles in the early 2000s.