Le Bécard announce hiring of Bouvier as head coach, sign slew of players for upcoming season

by Matt Mackinder

Photo and article courtesy Lecitoyenvaldoramos.com

Le Bécard de Senneterre have announced the hiring of Steeve Bouvier as the first head coach in the history of the club, in addition to signing a handful of players.

Bouvier last coached the Amos Comets at the Midget BB level.

"By listening to him speak in our interview with him, we saw how much he eats hockey and is passionate about it. He believes in this team and the goal of this league,"said one of Bécard's recruiters, Olivier Allaire.

The hiring of Bouvier will be made official on Aug. 9 at a party from 5-7 p.m. at the Aux Deux Frérots pub in Senneterre. Fans will also be able to meet some players and get season tickets in advance.

Le Bécard's eight signed players include Maxim-Alexandre Fournier, Mirko Bolduc, Cedrick Chantal, Antoine Chouinard, Raphael Patterson, Steven Gagnon and Raphael Rioux.