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Doré and Guillemette named the 2018-19 Lions Athletes of the Year

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Photo: CEGEP-St. Lawrence Athletics

Hugo Guillemette (hockey) and Ariane Doré (basketball) were named the 2018-19 male and female Athletes of the Year at the CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence annual sports banquet held on May 2.

Yet another award for Rouge et Or’s Mathieu Betts

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger courtesy of U-Laval

Mathieu Betts, a defensive lineman for the Université Laval Rouge et Or, was named the USports male athlete of the year for 2018-19.

A week after signing a three-year deal with the Chicago Bears of the National Football League, Betts was named the recipient of the 2019 Lieutenant Governor’s Athletic Award at a ceremony held in Calgary on May 2.

Sports roundup: half-marathon, football and hockey

Records set at Lévis Half-Marathon

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger - Courtesy of Gestev

Some 5,000 runners were at the starting line of the 16th annual Lévis Half-Marathon and organizers were delighted that new records were set both in the men’s and the women’s categories.

Undrafted, Laval’s Betts signs with Chicago Bears

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Photo: Luc Lang

Université Laval’s Mathieu Betts, a lineman for the Rouge et Or football team, signed a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bears of the National Football League, minutes after going undrafted in last week’s NFL draft.

High school basketball season ends with one title for the Blazers

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Photo: QHS Facebook page

The 2018-19 high school basketball season has come to an end in the Québec Chaudière-Appalaches region of the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ).

The Quebec High School Blazers fielded seven teams (three girls’ teams and four boys’), while the St. Patrick’s High Fighting Irish had four girls’ teams and four boys’ teams in 2018-19.

Future of St. Patrick’s High hockey program looks bright

St. Patrick’s High School hockey teams have just completed their second season in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS) and the future looks bright.

With the traditional sports at St. Pat’s (football, basketball, rugby) well established, the success on the ice of the three hockey teams has the Fighting Irish sports fans taking note.

Laval Outstanding Athletes of the Year: Sarah-Jane Marois and Mathieu Betts

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Photo: Université Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or honoured its athletes for the 2018-19 season at their annual sports gala held at the Amphithéâtre-Desjardins of the PEPS, on April 10, in front of 600 guests.

St. Lawrence women’s basketball team comes home with silver

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Photo: Linda Naccarato

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence women’s basketball team took a silver medal after being defeated 65-50 by the Géants from Cégep de Saint-Jean at the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) provincial final, on April 7.

St. Pat’s U14 hockey team makes it to the LHPS final

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Photo: St. Pat’s Hockey Facebook page

The fairy-tale season of the St. Patrick’s High School Under 14 (U14) hockey team continues in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire scolaire (LHPS).

St. Lawrence Lady Lions set for RSEQ provincial championship

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions website

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lady Lions basketball team is in Montreal from April 5 to 7 to take part in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) championship.

Capitales getting ready for the 2019 Can-Am League season

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Photo: Matt Sullivan

The Québec Capitales of the Can-Am League are getting ready to make fans forget how the 2018 season ended. Let me remind you: the Capitales lost the 2018 league championship to the Sussex County Miners, who also won the regular season title.

Fighting Irish hockey teams have a perfect record in LHPS playoffs

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Photo: Luc Lang

The hockey teams at St. Patrick’s High School started their 2019 playoffs in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS) on a perfect note.

The Under 14 (U14) teams won all four games they played in Mont-Joli on March 22 and 23, while the Under 17 Major teams (U17 Majors) went undefeated in the three games they played at the Complex 2 Glaces Honco in Lévis.

Athletes soar at the Big Air Jamboree

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Quebec City Big Air Jamboree was the event of the season. International snowboarders and freestyle skiers swooped down the giant 90-metre jump from the end of Boul. Honoré-Mercier into Îlot-Fleurie between the Dufferin-Montmorency highway ramps. From March 14 to 17, they performed their aerial acrobatics for cheering crowds.

Laval women’s basketball team wins silver at national championship

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Photo: U Laval- Mathieu Bélanger

The Université Laval women’s basketball team had to settle for silver instead of gold in the USports national championship when they were defeated in Toronto by the McMaster University Marauders 70-58 on March 10.

Centre-du-Québec wins in wheelchair basketball at the Jeux du Québec

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Wheels clashing, balls passing, the thud of dribbling and baskets going swoosh! It’s music to the ears of wheelchair basketball enthusiasts at the 54th Finale des Jeux du Québec.

St. Pat’s girls win silver in ringette in Jeux du Québec

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Photo: Tanya Moore

Two ringette players from St. Patrick’s High School won silver medals with the Capitale-Nationale team in last week’s Jeux du Québec competition in Quebec City.

Rive-Sud wins! Mission accomplished, Capitale Nationale!

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Team Rive-Sud won the 54th Finale des Jeux du Québec! Other great news: the games were deemed “mission accomplished!” In nine days, 3,300 athletes competed for 1,200 medals in 22 sports on 16 different sites – the equivalent of a mini-Olympic Games.

Stoneham hosts Jeux du Québec alpine ski races

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Stoneham Ski Resort hosted the Jeux du Québec alpine skiers from March 6 to 8. Fans who wanted to get a good view of the 10 races, however, had to climb a third of the way up the mountain.

Team Capitale-Nationale was the most decorated, with 11 medals: six gold, two silver and three bronze.

Quebec wins ringette gold at 2019 Canada Winter Games

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Photo: André Vandal/Ringette Canada

The ringette finals at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer did not disappoint, with athletes leaving it all on the ice. Quebec claimed its first ever Canada Winter Games gold, defeating Ontario 4-3 in overtime. Gatineau’s Julie Vandal dumped in the overtime winner and was beaming from ear to ear following the game. “This is a dream come true.

Laval and St. Lawrence basketball updates

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Photo: Yan Doublet, U. Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or women’s basketball team dominated the second half and easily handled the Citadins from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), 64-50 at the Amphithéâtre Desjardins, on Feb. 16.

The Rouge et Or women are now unbeaten in 14 games and could possibly finish the season with a perfect record for the first time in the program’s history.

Quebec women get their first taste of championship curling

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Photo: Luc Lang

Four young women from the Quebec City area are currently taking part in the 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts being held in Sydney, Nova Scotia from Feb. 16 to 24. It’s Curling Canada’s women’s national championship.

Québec Remparts’ Patrick Roy cleans house over Christmas

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Photo: Luc Lang

Patrick Roy, the Quebec Remparts’ general manager and head coach, didn’t like the attitude in his team’s locker room, so when the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) trading period began on Dec. 21, Roy said, “Enough is enough.”

Anne-Catherine Tanguay is back for her second LPGA tour

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Photo: Luc Lang

Former CEGEP Champlain – St. Lawrence student and Quebec native Anne-Catherine Tanguay will be back on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour in 2019, after finishing 2018 in 118th position.

Tanguay, who met the media just before the holidays, was in town to announce that La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services has renewed its sponsorship of the former Lady Lion golfer.

It’s time for the annual “Luc”-ky sports awards

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger- U Laval

There are no plaques, trophies or certificates that come with the “Luc”-ky awards but, in my opinion, this is a time to reflect on the past year in local sports and to recognize the male and female athletes I consider to be outstanding.

Team of the Year
In 2017, the award went to the St. Patrick’s High School women’s senior rugby team.

Olympic champion Sandrine Mainville visits Quebec City

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Photo: Peter Black

Sandrine Mainville, 26, won bronze in freestyle swimming at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, and has competed in and won many other major championships. Mainville was in Quebec City last week to tell her inspirational story to young fans. She retired from competitive swimming last summer to focus on her studies in law.

Nine Fighting Irish selected for the LHPS All-Star Games

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Photo: Luc Lang
The St. Patrick’s High School hockey program is only in its second year in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS), but is already making quite an impact on the ice, as the LHPS all-star selections show. 

Basketball and hockey action at St. Lawrence

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Photo: Champlain-St. Lawrence Athletics

The CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence Lady Lions basketball team will go into the Christmas holidays undefeated in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ).

St. Lawrence teams up for the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign

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The 23rd annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign is in full swing and CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence is working hard to contribute as the Dec. 15 delivery day approaches.

University football played on field of disparity

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The word “parity” is popping up a lot in the pronouncements of sports commentators, in relation to the National Hockey League (NHL).

The gist of the “parity” phenomenon is that, even though the league is only about a quarter of the way into the 82-game schedule, a bunch of teams are making fools out of pre-season prognosticators.

Hockey action at St. Patrick’s High and St. Lawrence

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Photo: courtesy of Champlain-St. Lawrence Athletics

The St. Patrick’s High School hockey teams will all be back in action after a quiet time in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire.

Only the Under 17 Minor (U17) team was on the ice last weekend. Playing at the Centre Sportif de Sainte-Foy, the Fighting Irish lost in overtime, 3-2, against the Académie Mont-Bleu of Gatineau.

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