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Québec Capitales have different scenarios for the 2020 season

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Québec Capitales baseball team, along with the other 13 teams in the newly expanded Frontier League, are looking at different scenarios for the 2020 season, which has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

During a telephone interview with the QCT on April 18, team president Michel Laplante said the league is looking at June 15 to start the season.

Quebec City athletes nominated for SPORTSQUÉBEC awards

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Photo: QMJHL

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another sports victim – the 47th annual SPORTSQUÉBEC gala.

Sports movies – a good way to replace live events

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Photo: thewrap.com

At this time of year, sports fans usually have lots of games to choose from, both on television and online.

Remparts players on NHL Central Scouting final list

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Photo: Jonathan Roy, Remparts

Three players from the Quebec Remparts hockey team made it onto the final list of the Central Scouting Bureau of the National Hockey League (NHL). In total, 37 players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) are on the list for the NHL’s upcoming draft, which will be held online.

Desgagnés and Forteza named Rouge et Or Athletes of the Year

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Photo: Université Laval

For the first time in 69 years, the annual Université Laval Rouge et Or sports gala was not a big, busy human event held on campus. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has everyone isolated at home, the event had to be held online.

Over 500 student-athletes wore the red and gold colours of Université Laval sports teams in 2019-2020.

Virtual motorsports aid in the race to cure COVID-19

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As people of the world find creative ways to stay connected while doing their part to combat COVID-19, veteran race car driver Bertrand Godin will use his talent to fight the virus in a unique way. Godin will be behind the wheel of car No. 77, sporting the colours of Groupe à l’infini.

COVID-19 halts St. Pat’s dreams of winning regional titles

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Photo: St. Patrick’s High Fighting Irish

The COVID-19 pandemic has dashed the dreams of two of St. Patrick’s High School’s seven basketball teams. The two had hoped to win a Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) banner for the 2019-2020 season, in the Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches conference.

Remparts, QMJHL and CHL fall victim to COVID-19

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Photo: Quebec Remparts

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an impact on the world of sports. The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) has announced that, for the first time in its 102-year history, the Memorial Cup won’t be played. And that cancellation has led to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) announcing that there won’t be any playoffs this spring.

SLC Lions to join new Division I hockey conference in 2020-21

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Photo: SLC Lions

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) Lions men’s hockey program will move up to a new RSEQ (Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec) Division I hockey conference in 2020-21.

In a telephone interview last week, Vincent-Jean Dubé, student affairs counsellor at SLC, confirmed that the Lions will be one of 13 teams in the new division.

QHS Blazers basketball teams forced to cancel their seasons

Local high school sports teams fell victim to the COVID-19 virus, and the Blazers from Quebec High School were not immune.

In a school that has 330 students, the Blazers fielded seven basketball teams in 2019-20. “This is great, considering the size of QHS,” wrote Danny Weston, the school’s athletic director, in an email interview.

COVID-19 outbreak puts an end to Remparts regular season

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Photo: Vincent Ethier-QMJHL

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) has announced the end of the 2019-2020 regular season, as have the other members of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), which includes the Ontario and Western Leagues.

Hockey and rugby teams affected by cancellations

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Photo: Luc Lang

On March 16, Quebec AAA Midget Hockey League president Yannick Lévesque announced the cancellation of the remainder of the 2020 playoffs. “Even though the Telus Cup was cancelled, we hoped to finish the playoffs as we were in the middle of the quarterfinals,” said Lévesque.

Capitales and Frontier League games at the mercy of COVID-19

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Quebec Capitales and the Frontier Baseball League have both issued statements in recent days regarding the possible postponement of the leagues’ opening games due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rouge et Or volleyball players honoured by U Sports

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Photo: Yan Doublet

Despite the fact the U Sports national volleyball championships have been cancelled because of COVID-19, the national university sports organization had time on March 11 to reward its best volleyball players, the women in Calgary and the men in Winnipeg.

Maud Chapleau, a fourth-year Université Laval student from Quebec City, has a place on the U Sports first team All-Canadian for 2019-20.

Sports briefs: Irving concludes season with bronze; hockey news

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Photo: Sportcom

Quebec City freestyle skier Lewis Irving ended the 2020 season on the World Cup circuit by taking bronze at the aerials competition in Krasnoyarsk, Russia on March 8. With this medal, Irving finishes in fifth place for the World Cup.

Lions men’s basketball team get RSEQ Northeast division title

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions Facebook page

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence men’s basketball team won the RSEQ (Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec) Northeast division title, when they defeated the Titans from Cégep de Limoilou 96-78 on March 8. It’s the first title in 10 years for St. Lawrence.

First-ever medal at U Sports track and field championships for Université Laval

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Photo: U Sports

The Université Laval Rouge et Or women’s track and field team has won its first medal ever at the U Sports national championship. The event took place on the campus of the University of Alberta in Edmonton on March 7.

Fun for all ages at the Pentathlon des Neiges

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

In Quebec’s harsh winters, learning to enjoy winter sports is a survival skill. The Pentathlon des Neiges offers amateur athletes the opportunity to test their skills in five sports: speed skating, snowshoeing, winter running, winter biking and cross-country skiing.

Laval women’s hoops team captures second RSEQ banner

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger, Université Laval

For the second year in a row, the Université Laval Rouge et Or women’s basketball team are the champions of the Réseau du sport etudiant du Québec (RSEQ). They defeated the Citadins from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) 62-54 in front of over 1,600 boisterous fans at Amphithéâtre Desjardins on Feb. 29.

Lions to open RSEQ hockey playoffs against Thetford

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Photo: Champlain-St. Lawrence Lions via Facebook

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions hockey team, which finished third overall in the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) regular season standings, will play the Filons of Cégep de Thetford in the second round of the playoffs this weekend.

Sports briefs: AAA Midget Hockey, Laval football, Remparts

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Photo: QMJHL-Jonathan Roy

The 2019-20 regular season of the Quebec AAA Midget Hockey League is now complete. The playoffs started March 2, and will end in mid-April, with the champions winning the Jimmy Ferrari Cup and a spot in the Telus Cup, Hockey Canada’s national championship for the midget division.

Olympic volleyball team to stop at PEPS

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Photo: Luc Lang

After the visit of the 2019 NBA champion Toronto Raptors, Université Laval announced that Canada’s Olympic men’s volleyball team would stop at the university in early May for three days of training as they prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games.

St. Lawrence student receives Loran scholarship

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Photo: CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence

CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence is very proud to announce that Maryna Rusakova, a student in the science program, has been selected as a 2020 Loran Scholar.

Season ends for men’s hockey, women’s volleyball at St. Lawrence

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Photo: Champlain-St. Lawrence Lions via Facebook

The 2019-20 regular season is now in the books for two of the CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence sports teams.

The men’s hockey team and the women’s volleyball team ended their regular season in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) last weekend.

Czechs, Austrians, Océanic, Diabolos and Alliés win Pee-Wee titles

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Photo: Luc Lang

The curtain has fallen on the 61st edition of the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament, which wrapped up on Feb. 23. Even though it’s always sad to see an event end, organizers were all smiles on the 12th and last day of competition.

Teams from 20 countries in five different divisions took part in this year’s tournament.

Pee-Wee Tournament in Photos

Photos by Luc Lang

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The Québec Nordiques almost made it to the AA-Elite final. They were represented by the Corsaires from École Pointe-Lévy, in Lévis. 

St. Patrick’s U17 hockey team wins Florida tournament

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Photo: St. Patrick’s High Hockey Facebook Page

The St. Patrick’s High School Under 17 (U17) Majors hockey team won the Tampa Presidential Power-Play tournament in Tampa, Fla., with a 3-2 shootout victory against the Clearwater Ice Storm U16.

Rouge et Or to meet Carabins in two regional volleyball finals

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Photo: Mathieu Tanguay, Université Laval

Both Université Laval Rouge et Or volleyball teams qualified for the RSEQ conference finals last weekend at home at the Amphithéâtre Desjardins.

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.

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