Saturday, 12 September 2009

Rouge et Or kick off CIS pre-season with easy win

Coach Jacques Paiement Jr. and his Laval Rouge et Or, a likely favorite for the Quebec league crown this season, kicked off their 2009-10 pre-season with a decisive 91-42 thrashing of CEGEP Ste-Foy in Chicoutimi, Quebec. As one might expect, the scoring was well distributed as Laval had seven players who scored between 9 and 13 points led by 6'3" J.F. Beaulieu-Mahieux, a Quebec league POY candidate, who had 13 points. 5'8" freshman J.P. Renaud, a 1st team all-CEGEP selection last season while playing for Ste.Foy scorched his old program for 13 points as well. Recall that Paiement Jr. spent 7 seasons as Head Coach at Ste. Foy and with his official move to the head position at Laval, Paiement Jr.'s former assistant Eric Segal takes over the role at Ste. Foy.

Les Rouge et Or continue their pre-season on September 20 (next Sunday) with a match at CEGEP de Limoilou at 2:30 PM. Laval's first action against CIS competition is on October 2nd at 8 PM when they travel to the Capital Region to meet Ottawa Gee-Gees in a game that will be played at CEGEP de l'Outaouais across the Ottawa river in Gatineau, Quebec, beginning at 8 PM. That same weekend, Laval moves on to Kingston for games against Queen's (Oct. 3 at 7 PM) and RMC (Oct. 4 at 4 PM).


Anonymous said...

Not to belittle Laval's performance in any way but really, any CIS team worth its salt should hammer the begeesuz out of a CEGEP.
A more accurate barometer of Laval's true strength will come when they face in U of Ottawa in Gatineau.
I'm looking forward to this game because these teams look like an even match and I have never watched a game in this venue before so it should be interesting.

Anonymous said...

Why is there no season preview for UFV???