By Michael Boriero – Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
With playoffs right around the corner, the Sherbrooke Phoenix are heating up at the perfect time, finding a groove on offence and shoring up the defensive zone.
Phoenix head coach Stéphane Julien said the team is focusing more on the big picture. Sherbrooke had a rough start to the season, which pinned them in the league’s basement. But after winning three of their last five games, they are beginning to show signs of life.
“We have a young team, but in sports when you have a young team you progress day after day,” said Julien.
Sherbrooke defeated the Chicoutimi Saguenéens 5-2 on Tuesday, concluding a three-game homestand against the fourth-placed club led by National Hockey League prospects Hendrix Lapierre and Dawson Mercer.