On Saturday, the Victoriaville Tigres won the 2021 President Cup, the Quebec Major Junior League championship, with a 3-2 win over the Val-d’Or Foreurs. The Tigres won the series 4 games to 2 and captured their first title since 2001.
Among the newly minted champions were defencemen Sean Larochelle, Pier-Olivier Roy and Alexis Arsenault.
Larochelle, who served as alternate captain of the Tigres this past season, notched 8 points in 19 games for the victors. The 17-year old Roy capped off a steady rookie campaign in the QMJHL and dressed for all 19 playoff games for the Tigres, posting 5 points. Arsenault, a native of Bonaventure, QC, earned his second President Cup, building on a strong resume that includes capturing the President Cup and the Memorial Cup with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in 2018-19.
Congratulations to Sean, Pier-Olivier and Alexis on their accomplishment!
On the other side of the ice were forward Jakob Pelletier and defenceman Jordan Spence, who each performed admirably for Val d’Or. Pelletier, the Flames’ 2019 first round draft pick (26th overall), produced a strong 23 points in 15 games to lead the Foreurs. Spence, the Kings’ 2019 fourth draft draft pick (95th overall), finished second in team scoring behind Pelletier, scoring an impressive 20 points in 15 games.
Val-d’Or was making its first final appearance since 2013-14.