The Océanic is trying to regain its confidence

The Ocean is trying to regain its confidence


RIMOUSKI | It's Serge Beausoleil in good spirits, despite the Océanic's four-game losing streak, who met the media after his team's morning practice Thursday, on the eve of a home game against the Chicoutimi Saguenéens.

“I don't see it as a game for the last position, but rather as a game where each of the teams must take the opportunity to rebuild their confidence. We had a very good week in training. Guys are responsive. They understand that we have to limit the number of chances to score for the opponent , mentioned the head coach of the Océanic. 

Forget the past

Beausoleil has indicated that his troops must forget the past and focus on the present. 

“The pre-season schedule is behind us, as is the upset last spring when we eliminated the Sea Dogs. We were too confident starting the season. When you think it's going to be easy in hockey, that's when you shoot yourself in the foot. We quickly became underconfident when things didn't go our way. We must avoid panicking. Only four games have been played. We have 64 left. Everyone can do better and they are aware of that,” analyzed the Rimouski driver who has full confidence in his team. tough

If many observers believe that the visit of the Sags comes at the right time to put the Océanic back on the path to victory, this is not the opinion of Serge Beausoleil. 

“  It's a team that works very hard, but makes some costly failures, much like us. Yannick Jean will bring it back quickly. He is an experienced coach. On our side, we have to use this part to improve our game”, underlined the pilot of the Océanic. % power play and 70% power play. “We had some great streaks, but we lacked tenacity. You have to keep working after missing a great chance. » 

Apart from Luke Coughlin, who is out with a long-term injury, the other 23 players will see action during the three-game four-day streak that begins Friday. The choice of the starting goalkeeper for Friday evening was not made Thursday noon. Both Gabriel Robert and Patrik Hamrla have struggled since the start of the season.