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Peewee tourney a dream come true for hockey announcer Luc Lang

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Photo: Justin Patry

He may not be under age 13, and he doesn’t get to skate on the ice of the Videotron Centre, but being the public address (PA) announcer for games in the famous Pee-Wee International Hockey Tournament is still a big thrill for QCT sports reporter Luc Lang.

Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament action

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament will come to a close on Feb. 23, with finals in five different classes. The 61st tournament saw 120 teams from 20 countries – a new record – step on the ice of the Videotron Centre. For the first time ever, teams from South Korea and Croatia participated in the tournament.

Lions basketball and hockey teams just keep on winning

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions Athletics

It was another victorious weekend for the basketball and hockey teams at CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence. The Lady Lions basketball team won their two games at home this past weekend, while the men’s team put another tick in the “win” column. The hockey team also continued its winning streak.

Rouge et Or women’s basketball team wins the RSEQ season title

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Photo: U Laval Rouge et Or

The Université Laval Rouge et Or women’s basketball team secured first place in the RSEQ conference with an impressive 62-52 win over the Citadins from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) on Feb. 15 at the Amphithéâtre Desjardins. The win clinched the regular-season title for the team coached by Guillaume Giroux.

SPORTS BRIEFS: hockey, tennis and slopestyle skiing

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Photo: QMJHL

It was another weekend to forget for the Québec Remparts, who lost both games on the road, in Victoriaville (5-4 in overtime) on Feb. 14, and in Rimouski (11-2) two days later.

Concordia stings the Rouge et Or basketball teams

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Photo: Université Laval

The Concordia University Stingers did not do any favours for the Université Laval Rouge et Or in the four basketball games played last week.

The Stingers women’s team surprised the Rouge et Or on Laval’s home court with an easy 66-51 victory on Feb. 6. That same night, the Rouge et Or men’s team was no match for the Stingers, losing 90-59.

Fighting Irish hockey teams come up empty-handed in Beauceville Classic

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Under 15 (U15) and the Under 17 (U17) hockey teams from St. Patrick’s High School came back empty-handed from the Classique Scolaire de Hockey de Beauceville, when both teams lost in the semifinals on Feb. 9. Six teams were competing in the U17 division, with two pools of three teams playing against each other.

Peewees take over the Videotron Centre

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Photo: Jonathan Roy-Quebec Remparts

The 61st edition of the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament got underway at the Videotron Centre on Feb. 12 and will end with the finals in all five categories on Feb. 23.

Players on 120 teams will vie to take home the championship trophy and banner.

Sports briefs: Volleyball, Remparts and AAA Midget Hockey

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Photo: Université Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or men’s volleyball team swept their weekend series against the Dalhousie Tigers from Halifax on Feb. 7 and 8 at the Amphithéâtre Desjardins. The Rouge et Or beat the Tigers 3-0 (25-23, 26-24, 25-21) on Friday. The next night, Laval easily handled Dalhousie 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-21).

A busy weekend for the St. Lawrence College sports teams

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions Athletics Facebook page

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence basketball teams were in action on Feb. 9 when both the women’s and the men’s teams played the Élans from Cégep Garneau.

St. Lawrence Lions basketball and hockey action

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Photo: SLC Athletics Facebook page

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lady Lions basketball team were victorious in their first game of 2020 when they squeezed a 67-64 win over the Dynamiques of the Cégep de Sainte-Foy, in front of their fans on Jan. 31.

Laval women’s hoops finally defeat UQAM with 68-61 win

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Photo: Mathieu Tanguay- U Laval

In front of over a thousand fans on Feb. 1, the Université Laval Rouge et Or women’s basketball team finally beat the Citadins from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) 68-61, at the Amphithéâtre Desjardins.

Remparts host Maritime teams this weekend at the Videotron Centre

The Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) will host two teams from the Maritimes this upcoming weekend at the Videotron Centre.

More than 40 American teams at the Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament

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The 61st edition of the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament will feature teams from over 20 countries at the Videotron Centre from Feb. 12 to 23.

Of the 120 teams that will be playing at five different levels, 40 of them, or 33 per cent, will be from the United States. Even though the number of teams is quite impressive, it is still down from 42 in 2019.

St. Lawrence Lions basketball and hockey action

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Photo: SLC Lions

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions basketball team got back on the court on Jan. 24, when they played the Jeannois from Collège d’Alma in their first game since the holidays.

However, the match-up the Lions are anxiously awaiting is the game on Jan. 31, when they host the Dynamiques from Cégep de Sainte-Foy. Tip-off is at 8 p.m. at the Lions’ Den.

Teams from 20 countries highlight the 61st Pee-Wee Tournament

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Photo: Luc Lang

The 61st edition of the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament will bring teams from a record 20 countries to the Videotron Centre from Feb. 12 to 23.

Patrick Dom, general director of the Pee-Wee Tournament, announced, “This year, we added teams from Croatia and South Korea to the tournament. We’re breaking the 2019 record of 19 countries.”

QHS and St. Pat’s basketball teams get busy

The basketball teams of Quebec High School and St. Patrick’s High School got off to a busy start as the 2019-20 season resumed in the Québec-Chaudière-Appalaches region of the RSEQ (Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec). Sixteen games were played by the two schools, with more games to come in the next few weeks.

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Université Laval basketball teams on a winning streak

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Photo: Rouge et Or

The Laval Rouge et Or men’s basketball team finally got their first victory of the season on Jan. 16, when they surprised the Bishop’s University Gaiters in Lennoxville, 87-81. The win ended a seven-game losing streak for the Rouge et Or. It was also the first victory for the team’s new head coach, Nathan Grant.

St. Lawrence College hockey and basketball

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Photo: Images Performances-SLC Lions

Bernier and Guillemette lead the SLC Lions over the Dynamiques

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence hockey team returned to their winning ways by defeating the Cégep de Sainte-Foy Dynamiques 6-1 on Jan. 19 at the PEPS of Université Laval.

St. Pat’s Justin Dumas scores his 20th goal this season

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Photo: Luc Lang

Justin Dumas scored three goals on Jan. 19, while teammate Noah Larochelle added a pair to lead St. Patrick’s High School’s Fighting Irish Under 15 (U15) Majors to a resounding 7-2 win over the Graal of Collège Clarétain of Victoriaville.

Remparts, AAA Midget and Pee-Wee Tournament

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Photo: Jonathan Roy-QMJHL

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is proud to highlight the remarkable performance of its student-athletes on the ice and at school during the month of December. The student-athlete of the month award promotes excellence and the perseverance of the players.

SLC Lions hockey team in RSEQ top three

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions Athletics

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions are now first in the Northeast Division of the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) hockey league, with a resounding 8-2 win over the Gaillards of Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue on Jan. 11 at the Complexe Sportif Multidisciplinaire de L’Ancienne-Lorette.

Laval splits pair of games against McGill in RSEQ basketball action

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger - U Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or basketball teams hosted McGill University athletes in a pair of games on Jan. 10 at the Amphithéâtre-Desjardins, in Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) action.

First up, the Rouge et Or women’s team hosted the McGill Martlets.

Remparts make major roster moves over the holidays

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Photo: Jonathan Roy - QMJHL

The Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) made some transactions over the holidays and, once again, shook up their lineup.

Gone are goaltender Carmine-Anthony Pagliarulo and captain Félix Bibeau (to Chicoutimi), defenceman Andrew Coxhead (to Rimouski), right-winger Édouard Saint-Laurent (to Val d’Or), and defenceman Félix-Olivier Chouinard (to Shawinigan).

My 2020 wish list for Quebec City sports fans

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Photo: Luc Lang

Now that 2020 is here, I feel that I should share my wish list of things that could be beneficial for sports in our capital city.

Dawson Creek, the Alaska Highway and hockey

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In December 2019, QCT readers were made aware of your scribe’s trip to Dawson Creek, B.C., to be the public address announcer of the World Junior A Hockey Challenge, which was won by Russia in double overtime.

2019 LUC-ky sports awards are back

OK folks, it’s time to reveal the winners of the 2019 LUC-ky sports awards. No money is attached to these awards, no trophies or plaques, no letters in the mail saying “congratulations” or “too bad, so sad.” Only here, in the QCT, do you get the glory. So get your scissors out to cut and frame this article, as this is your trophy.

Fighting Irish U17 hockey team now in first place

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Photo: Luc Lang

The St. Patrick’s High School Under 17 (U17) Major hockey team have themselves an early Christmas present. The Fighting Irish are going into the holidays in first place in their division in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS).

SLC Lions teams have great expectations for 2020

After a magnificent sports season in the fall of 2019, the CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) Lions teams can look forward to even more success starting in January 2020.

Two wins in four games for St. Pat’s hockey teams

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Photo: Luc Lang

Something that has happened rarely this season, the two St. Patrick’s High Fighting Irish hockey teams were playing in the same arena at College Notre-Dame in Montreal and came back with a pair of wins in four games.

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