The Vees have been working hard all summer to land an important piece on defense, and it comes in the form of former Memorial Cup Champion (w/ Shawinigan) Patrick Volpe.
"Patrick is a winner and a good teammate" said Coach Colin Birkas, alluding to the fact he won a Sutherland Cup (GOJHL), a Memorial Cup (Shawinigan) and was a finalist in the Royal Bank Cup (Summerside).
"Landing Patrick is big move as he will add a shut down, shot blocking element that I think will go a long way in big games. He is a former teammate of Mike Casale and David Quesnele so we also know what we are getting in the room which is critical for how we operate. I am also happy knowing that ownership is committed to icing the best possible product every year".
General Manager Denis Duchesne put the finishing touches on this deal that saw its ups and downs
"I am glad its over, Colin identified the player he wanted and it was up to me to deliver. With the additions we made via recruiting and trade we like where we are at, but anticipate a very gruelling competitive camp where there is always jobs to be won and lost and there are no guarantees."
The Voyageurs open up Main Camp August 17-18 at the Invista Centre and welcome all fans and season ticket holders to come get a sneak peak.
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)