Forestiers head coach Guillaume Bisaillon has selected 20 players based on three important criteria.
At first, we wanted a team with speed, to have a good failure before, to have speed also at the exit of zonesays Guillaume Bisaillon, who is entering his second year behind the team bench.
I'm not embarrassed to say it, I think this edition is going to be the best season for foresters for five years, I would say
He also considered physical play and game intelligence.
When I talk about physical games, we do not go back to the 90s, I talk about physics with our poleshe explains.
The Foresters will count on eight veterans for the next season.
Two 15-year-old rookies will join the group, defensemen Nathan Bolduc of Val-d'Or and Émeric Gaudet of Rouyn-Noranda.
Guillaume Bisaillon believes that the Foresters will present a much better training this year.
This year I would like to go for 18 or 20 wins. I think it's realistic and we'll be able to achieve that, he believes.
Last year, the Foresters finished the season 13th in the league on 15 teams, with a record 12 wins in 42 games.