[HOT] : HOCKEY. Former Drummondville Voltigeurs players Ondrej Palat and Alex Barré-Boulet won the Stanley Cup yesterday with a 1-0 victory for the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 5 of the Final Series. This is a second Stanley Cup for Palat and a first for Barré-Boulet, who was part of the Lightning reserve squad. Ondrej Palat concludes the playoffs with five goals and eight assists for 13 points in 23 games. For his part, Barré-Boulet did not participate in any game of the Lightning playoff course. Alex Barré-Boulet. (Photo: Screenshot) Barré-Boulet, a native of Montmagny, joins a cohort of many Quebecers to win the Stanley Cup with the Lightning this year. We find Yanni Gourde from Saint-Narcisse, Mathieu Joseph from Chambly, Alex Killorn from Halifax (he grew up in Beaconsfield), David Savard from Saint-Hyacinthe, Daniel Walcott from L’Île-Perrot, General Manager Julien Brisebois from Greenfield Park, Director of Hockey Operations Mathieu Darche from Saint-Laurent, Director of Player Development Jean-Philippe Côté from Charlesbourg, Goalie Coach Frantz Jean from Montreal and Director of High Performance and Conditioning physics Mark Lambert from Montreal. Ondrej Palat played for the Voltigeurs for two seasons between 2009 and 2011, playing 120 games and scoring 136 points, including 56 goals. Alex Barré-Boulet played 170 games in three seasons in Drummondville between 2014 and 2016, collecting 188 points, including 75 goals. Ondrej Palat. (Photo: Sportsnet / LNH screenshot) Note that former Voltigeurs head coach Dominique Ducharme and former goaltender Jake Allen took part in the final with the Montreal Canadiens.

Despite the end of the Montreal Canadiens’ very long playoff run and the second consecutive Stanley Cup conquest by the Tampa Bay Lightning, the hockey season is not over on TVA Sports, which will be presenting specials on the draft. expansion of the Seattle Kraken, the National League (NHL) amateur auction as well as the free agent market opening this month.

So, Kraken general manager Ron Francis will begin construction on his new roster on July 21, 8 p.m., and will want to follow in the footsteps of the Vegas Golden Knights, who quickly enjoyed success in 2017-18. The Kraken will need to select one player from each team, except the Knights, for a total of 30 (14 forwards, nine defenders and three goalies). That evening, at 7:30 p.m. on TVA Sports 2, Louis Jean, accompanied by Eric Fichaud, Alexandre Picard and Renaud Lavoie, will follow all the action surrounding the creation of this 32nd team of the NHL.

Two days later, TVA Sports will broadcast the amateur draft which will be held virtually at 8 p.m. A special program with Louis Jean, Alain Chainey, Alexandre Picard and Renaud Lavoie will precede the first round of the screening where discussions, analyzes and full coverage of the evening will be on the program. We will have to see who the Canadian turns to, he who will speak in 30th place.

Autonomous players

Finally, the free agent market will open on July 28 and, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the TVA Sports team will offer a special program with Louis Jean, Renaud Lavoie, Maxim Lapierre and Éric Fichaud. For his part, Marc-André Perreault will monitor the hiring of Marc Bergevin and the Canadian. Among the players of the current formation, Phillip Danault, Corey Perry and Tomas Tatar could test the market.

Elsewhere in the league, several big names could be available, starting with Alexander Ovechkin. Well-known players such as Paul Stastny, Taylor Hall, David Krejci, Dougie Hamilton, Tyson Barrie and Gabriel Landeskog are also among those likely to change address. Quebecers Mathieu Perreault and David Savard will have to sign a new contract.