Schives Thrilled To Sign With Quebec
The 17-year-old, who signed with the Remparts this week, says he’s thrilled to play for such a noted organization, and under the tutelage of Hockey Hall of Famer Patrick Roy, who is the team’s head coach and general manager.
“To play for the Remparts huge fan base and to play under Patrick Roy’s coaching is incredible,” said Schives after signing. “The organization is exactly the kind of team I dreamed of playing for.”
The Quebec Remparts have several current NHL stars and notable players on including Jonathan Marchessault, Nikita Kucherov, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Alexander Radulov, Anthony Duclair, and Adam Erne, as well as Hockey Hall of Famers Guy Lafluer and Michal Goulet.
Patrick Roy, who coached the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche in recent seasons reached out directly to Schives manager, Aaron Jubenville, to ask about him playing for the Remparts this year.
“Patrick Roy took the time to call Aaron Jubenville and ask him if it was ok that I stay in Quebec,” Schives explained. “From that point, I knew I was meant to be a Rempart.
Schives, a 17-year-old defender, spent last season with the GOJHL’s Chatham Maroons as one of their two underage players, scoring 2 goals and 11 points in 40 games.
The Chatham-Kent Cyclones alumni knows the jump to Major Junior will be a big one, and he’s aiming to stick, and improve in his first season.
“My goal is to improve,” said Schives. “The jump to Major Junior is a big one and I need to improve to that level as early as possible.”
The Quebec Remparts have already started their QMJHL preseason.