Junior Extra: competing and developing for the Chicoutimi Saguenéens

Junior Extra: competing and developing for the Saguenéens of Chicoutimi


For several weeks, the days have been alike for the Saguenéens. The race between Chicoutimi, Rimouski and Moncton for home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs will be set for the very end of the regular season. Before knowing the outcome of this battle, the “Sags” had a tough end to the season, as they faced the Océanic and the Quebec Remparts. Even though the Saguenéenne team is currently going through a crucial moment, head coach Yanick Jean keeps in mind the development of his young group. While the Bleuets are in fifth place in the Eastern Conference with 68 points, Jean recognizes that his troop has made many eyes widen by surprising in the standings. 

They stood out   


  • 2 games < strong>| 1 goal | 3 assists | 4 points


  • 2 games | 1 goal | 1 assist | 2 points


  • 2 games | 1 goal | 1 assist | 2 points

Under the magnifying glass


The “Sags” nominated the 20-year-old captain to win the Marcel-Robert Trophy, awarded annually to the player who best combines performance on the ice and academic success. 

What they have says

“Every game, guys have the opportunity to grow, and that's the important thing. They need to add baggage and mileage. We gave ourselves the opportunity to play these games, and I want these games to be useful for our development »

– Yanick Jean after Sunday's game against Quebec.

“No one is under pressure. We're not supposed to be in this situation right now. There is no one who thought to see us like this”

– Yanick Jean following the Sunday meeting.

Weekly schedule

  • Friday, March 24, 7 p.m., in Baie-Comeau
  • Saturday March 25, 4 p.m., c. Baie-Comeau