Cataracts: Fans fired up in New Brunswick

We had planned a vacation in Prince Edward Island this summer. I told my spouse no, we will not go there. We’re going to Saint-Jean, because the Cataractes are going to go to the Memorial Cup, I’m sure of it.explains the man who proudly wore his Cataract coat when he arrived at Harbor Station on Monday morning.

A season ticket holder, he saw the character of this team at the height of the storm, when many of their best players (including captain Mavrik Bourque) were sidelined through injury.

: C’est sûr qu’on s’en va là [à la Coupe Memorial]. J’ai dit à ma conjointe: On achète tout de suite nos billets, on réserve un terrain de camping et on y va.”,”text”:”Quand toute l’équipe est revenue et que je les ai vu jouer, j’ai dit: C’est sûr qu’on s’en va là [à la Coupe Memorial]. J’ai dit à ma conjointe: On achète tout de suite nos billets, on réserve un terrain de camping et on y va.”}}”>When the whole team came back and I saw them play, I said: We’re definitely going there [à la Coupe Memorial]. I said to my spouse: We buy our tickets right away, we reserve a campground and we go.

It was at the beginning of May. Time has proven them right. fan-club officiel de l’équipe. On fait de beaux voyages. Nous avons déjà visité 16des 18arénas de la ligue pour un match”,”text”:”Nous les suivons partout sur la route. On est allés à Charlottetown lors de la série finale. On fait beaucoup de voyages avec le fan-club officiel de l’équipe. On fait de beaux voyages. Nous avons déjà visité 16des 18arénas de la ligue pour un match”}}”>We follow them everywhere on the road. We went to Charlottetown for the final series. We travel a lot with the fan club team official. We have great trips. We have already visited 16 of the league’s 18 arenas for a gamecontinues Ms. Marcouiller.

More are expected during the week

Nicolet-Bécancour MP Donald Martel should arrive in Saint-Jean in time for the Cataractes’ first game on Tuesday night. His nephew, Zachary Massicotte, is on his last lap in the QMJHL. At age 21, winning the Memorial Cup would crown a great junior career.

It’s the fun to have support even in New Brunswick. He had come here when I was drafted, it was precisely in Saint-Jean. To finish here is exciting. »

A quote from Zachary Massicotte

The families of several players, but also those who are hosting those who are not from the Mauricie region, will gradually arrive over the next few days for this great hockey celebration.

Saturday, the public has a set of activities on the sidelines of the Memorial Cup.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Vincent Ethier / CHL

Since Saturday evening, several activities have been organized on the sidelines of the Memorial Cup tournament. We’re really excited. Not a day goes by that we can go to the convenience store without someone stopping us to tell us how proud and happy they are to receive the Cup here.said Trevor Georgie, general manager of the Saint John Sea Dogs.

This event, Mr. Georgie has dreamed of since taking office in 2016. With musical performances and fireworks, the residents of Saint-Jean and their hundreds of invitations were treated to a first high-end weekend. color.

bénévoles qui travaillent très fort depuis plusieurs semaines. Samedi, il y avait 500personnes qui dansaient dans les rues et 1200 qui regardaient le spectacle de The Strumbellas sur la grande scène durant ce temps. Pour une petite communauté comme Saint-Jean, la Coupe Memorial, c’est tout un évènement”,”text”:”C’était notre priorité numéro un; alors aujourd’hui, c’est comme si c’était le jour de Noël pour nous. Les gens vont s’en souvenir pour le reste de leur vie. Nous avons une équipe de 585 bénévoles qui travaillent très fort depuis plusieurs semaines. Samedi, il y avait 500 personnes qui dansaient dans les rues et 1200 qui regardaient le spectacle de The Strumbellas sur la grande scène durant ce temps. Pour une petite communauté comme Saint-Jean, la Coupe Memorial, c’est tout un évènement”}}”>It was our number one priority; So today feels like Christmas Day for us. People will remember it for the rest of their lives. We have a team of 585 volunteers who have been working very hard for several weeks. On Saturday there were 500 people dancing in the streets and 1200 watching The Strumbellas performing on the main stage during that time. For a small community like Saint-Jean, the Memorial Cup is quite an eventhe concluded.

Saturday nearly 500 people danced in the streets and 1200 attended the show of The Strumbellas on the main stage.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Vincent Ethier / CHL

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