February 28, 2023 at 10:35 a.m. – Modified: February 28, 2023 at 10:43 a.m. by Nino Bourge-Maldinez
Téo Sarliève and the Dukes of Angers take on the Brûleurs de Loups de Grenoble
Credit: Anthony Mangeard
This is the poster for this penultimate day of the championship. Angers, third, receives the leader Grenoble. A fifth and final opposition between two teams with opposite dynamics. A real test with the air of revelation for Angevins with a troubled dynamic. To do this, the Angevins have a workforce that includes absences of weight (Philippe Halley, Neil Manning, Maxime Orlov and Nicolas Ritz). The latter’s return is now only a matter of time. The French international had stayed away from the ice since the beginning of January and the Continental Cup finalwhich he had left prematurely due to injury.
Grenoble won the first 3 league matches between these two teams as well as the Coupe de France semi-final between them. Since then, the two teams have built very different dynamics. The evening visitors have fallen only once since, against Rouen. The Angevins alternated between the good and the less good in a turbulent end to the season both sportingly and extra-sportingly.
The playoffs or “playoffs” start in ten days and this opposition therefore allows the two teams to prepare for this deadline. Early reissue of the last poster of the French championship finals, this Angers-Grenoble is promising. Angers to the Grenoble revealer, such is the promise of the evening. The Dukes, who look like an outsider in anticipation of the playoffs, will be keen to show their best face against the big favorite in the race for the supreme title.