Beauceron Sporting Merit Gala: Joshua Roy named Athlete of the Year

Hockey player Joshua Roy received the Golden Elite at the 43rd Beauceron Sports Merit Gala, which took place last night at the Caztel Center in Sainte Marie.

Thus, the athlete from Saint-Georges will see his name next to the names of 42 other athletes elected before him, on the wall of the Lacroix-Dutil sports centre.

Eighteen-year-old Joshua Roy is enjoying an exceptional season with the Sherbrooke Phoenix of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. During the holiday break, he ranked first among scorers in the QMJHL. His performance proves that the Montreal Canadiens recruiters were right when they selected him in the fifth round of the last National League draft. The athlete won the silver elite at the last gala in 2020.

It should also be noted that on Friday night, he became the first Québec Major Junior Hockey League player to hit a 100-point plateau this season.

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About 275 people attended the ceremony, which has resumed its public character following the cancellation of 2021 and a virtual gala in 2020.

The event was held in a tone of humor and with amazing kindness of everyone.

The Organizing Committee also had the opportunity to honor the memory of three athletes from the region who recently took part in the Beijing Olympics. The applause of the public, in turn, received skier Marie-Michel Gagnon, hockey player Marie-Philippe Poulain and snowboarder Eliot Grondin. The applause intended for the last of the three took on a special character, as it came from the people of Sainte-Marie, who supported him from early childhood.

It’s fun to come here, Bos was always behind me. I’m happy to be in Sainte Marie, to be at home, to be with my world Eliot Gronden said after receiving the tribute. ” Everything is happening so fast, we had two medals in almost 48 hours and I really felt the support of the people here! The support of the region really pushed me. »

Rosaire Sylvain as Honorary President
The ceremony was held under the honorary chairmanship of Rosaire Sylvain.

The 43rd Gala allows us to take a look back at Bose’s oldest organized activity, the Bose Hockey League, which began in 1922. This means that we are celebrating its 100th anniversary! ”, emphasized Rosaire Sylvain, honorary president of the event. ” What I love about today’s gala is the connection between the oldest hockey league in Bos and the new generations of the sport. »

A former goalie and PE teacher at Polyvalente Benoît-Vachon, he published in 2021 a book he co-wrote with Eric Giguere on the history of the Beauce hockey league in which he developed. Sales that exceeded the most optimistic expectations generated a profit of $20,000, which Mr. Sylvain donated to the Beauceron Sports Merit Gala.

This is a huge charity demonstration from an important figure in the Beauceron maritime and sports scene. added Veronica Paquet. ” The gesture of Mr. Sylvain will ensure the continuity of the gala concert, which has been demonstrating our athletes for 43 years. Our organization is deeply indebted to him and will never be able to thank him enough. “.

Silver Elite: Joel Mercier
The Silver Elite went to Joelle Mercier, who helped Université Laval Rouge et Or win the Provincial University Football Championship and a bronze medal at the Canadian Championship.

Thanks to his performances, he got into the national team of Quebec and Canada.

Bronze Elites: Marie-Raphael Savoie
Marie-Raphael Savoie received the Élitas Bronze Award. She placed second at the Provincial Junior Figure Skating Championships held in Sainte-Marie.

His performances at the Skate Canada Challenge in Regina qualified him for the Canadian Junior Championships.

Twenty-two other elites were awarded to athletes in 16 disciplines, as well as to the coach, volunteer, team, event and organization that distinguished themselves in 2020 and 2021.

61 candidates were nominated. Ten-year-old DEK hockey player Lucas Waldron was the youngest, and 61-year-old bodybuilder Gaston Bolduc had the most experience.


Athletics: Anthony Labbe

Basketball: Florence Fortin

Bodybuilding Fitness: Jose Lachance

DEK Adult Hockey: Chad Morin

DEK Junior Hockey: Jonathan Dulac

Football: Charles Boulian

Gymnastics: Eva Tanguay

Weightlifting: Catherine Goupil

Hockey: Joshua Roy

Judo: Catherine Bourque

Figure skating: Marie-Raphael Savoie

Football: Joel Mercier

Tennis: Alice Poulain

Volleyball: Britannia Maranda

Undisciplined Jr.: Christopher Lambert

Senior Out of Discipline: Jimmy Giroud

School Athlete: Lori Tanguay

Volunteer: Line Beaudoin

Coach: Pierre-Alexandre Poulain

Team: Segep Bos-Appalash Condors (soccer)

Event: 24 DH Saint-Georges Ford – Dek Edition

Organisation: Baseball Bows Center

Bronze Elites: Marie-Raphael Savoie

Silver Elite: Joel Mercier

Golden Elite: Joshua Roy

Dear athletes, you are lucky, because you are all winners! Sport is a school of life, I can confirm this to you. We need you in the labor market, young competitive people, young winners said Gaëtan Vachon, mayor of Sainte-Marie and prefect of the MRC Nouvelle-Beauce.