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Sports briefs: Capitales, cross-country skiing and hockey

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Photo: Hockey Canada staff

The Quebec Capitales, of the Frontier Baseball League, acquired two new pitchers on Dec. 5. The Caps handed contracts to starting pitcher Yeudi Garcia and relief pitcher Frank Moscatiello.

SLC Lions hockey team go into the holidays tied for first

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions hockey team will start 2020 tied for first place with the Cégep de Thetford Filons in the Northeast division of the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ).

Fighting Irish send five players to annual LHPS All-Star Games

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish hockey teams will be represented by five players at the annual All-Star games of the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS): three Under 17 (U17) major players and two Under 15 (U15) major players.

Hosted by Collège Saint-Hilaire, the 11 All-Star games will be played on Dec. 13, 14, and 15 at the Isatis Sport complex in Saint-Hyacinthe.

Sports briefs: Football, hockey and baseball

On Nov. 22, on the eve of the Vanier Cup, the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) Québec-Chaudière-Appalaches region held its second “Challenge des Étoiles” for Secondary 3 to 5 football players. The event was held in the Stade Telus on the campus of Université Laval.

Fighting Irish win their seventh consecutive hockey game

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On Nov. 30, the stands at Université Laval PEPS were full of fans of the St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish. Friends, family members and alumni were dressed in green or wrapped in fleecy green blankets to keep warm as they cheered on their U17 hockey players facing the Athlétiques of the Polyvalente Ancienne-Lorette, ranked second in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire.

Lions basketball teams can’t stop winning; hockey also on a roll

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Photo: hockeygods.com

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) Lions basketball teams, of the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ), have deleted the word “defeat” from their vocabulary, after their resounding victories over the Titans from Cégep Limoilou on Nov. 29.

Winning is contagious for the SLC Lions teams

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions teams are having their best month of November as the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the hockey team continue their winning ways.

Both basketball teams were in action on Nov. 23 in Rimouski to play the Cégep de Rimouski Pionniers et Pionnières.

Calgary wins the 55th Vanier Cup

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger - U Laval

Fifth-year quarterback Adam Sinagra led the University of Calgary Dinos to a 27-13 win over the Université de Montréal Carabins for the Vanier Cup on Nov. 23 at Université Laval Stade Telus.

Fighting Irish U17 hockey team has a perfect weekend

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish Under 17 (U17) hockey team had a dream weekend at the Étienne-Desmarteaux Arena in Montreal, coming back with three wins in three games in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS).

Fighting Irish U17 sweep hockey showdown in Rimouski

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Photo: St. Patrick’s High School

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish Under 17 (U17) Majors came back from Rimouski with two wins in two games in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS).

On Nov. 15, Jérémy Boudreau, Storm Blackned and Elijah Nuktie each scored one goal, contributing to St. Pat’s 4-3 shootout win over the Sélects from École secondaire Paul-Hubert of Rimouski.

SLC Lions teams enjoy a winning weekend

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Photo: SLC Lions

If you should cross paths with a CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence athlete in the city, you might see him or her wearing a big smile. The reason? The Lions sports teams are enjoying a winning month of November.

Rouge et Or basketball season now underway

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Photo: ULaval

With the football, soccer, and rugby seasons over, it is now time for basketball at Université Laval.

On Nov. 16, both the women’s and men’s teams had their home openers at the Amphithéâtre Desjardins against the Concordia University Stingers. In front of 1,350 rowdy fans, the Laval teams had great opening games but left disappointed after the second one.

Carabins end Laval’s hold on the Dunsmore Cup with 25-10 win

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Photo: Yan Doublet - U Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team chose the wrong time to play their worst game of the season. At stake was the Dunsmore Cup and, in front of a home crowd on Nov. 9 at Stade TELUS, the Rouge et Or lost 25-10 to the Carabins from Université de Montréal.

St. Pat’s Juniors lose football conference final

Playing in their first ever Eastern Conference Division 2 final, St. Patrick’s High School Junior Fighting Irish were no match for the Condors of the Externat Saint-Jean-Eudes. They lost 51-19, on Nov. 2. It was the Condors’ fourth straight Eastern Conference championship, and they are still undefeated.

Rouge et Or women capture first national rugby championship ever

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Photo: Greg Kolz - USports

The Université Laval Rouge et Or women’s rugby team defeated the Queen’s University Gaels 22-14 to capture its first USports national championship.

Dunsmore Cup: for the 11th time, it will be Laval Rouge et Or and Montreal

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger-U Laval

For the 11th time in the history of the Dunsmore Cup, the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) conference final will be between traditional rivals – the Université Laval Rouge et Or and the Université de Montreal Carabins – on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at Stade TELUS. The game will be televised on TVA Sports.

Lions basketball and hockey teams undefeated over the weekend

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions

Both CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence basketball teams won their home openers on Nov. 1, while the hockey teams came back from the Abitibi region with two victories.

The women’s and men’s basketball teams played their first games of the season at St. Lawrence last Friday. Both teams were hosting the Cégep Garneau Élans.

SLC Lions hockey team gets back on the winning track

Zachary Bordeleau and Hugo Guillemette each scored one goal and added one assist to lead the CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions hockey team to a 4-2 victory over the Dragons from Collège Laflèche (Trois-Rivières) on Oct. 27, in Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) action.

Fighting Irish Juniors earn spot in Eastern Conference final

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Photo: Luc Lang

For the second straight season, the St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish junior football team met the Laser from École secondaire Les Sentiers, in the regional playoffs. But unlike 2018, when the Laser beat the Junior Irish in the Eastern Conference championship and also handed the Green and White their only loss of the season, this year was totally different.

Laval rugby women fall (again) to Ottawa in RSEQ championship

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger - U Laval

For the third straight year, the Université Laval Rouge et Or women’s rugby team lost the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) conference final to the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees. This year Laval lost by a score of 25-15 on Oct. 25 at the Stade TELUS.

Rouge et Or cross-country running and Lions basketball

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger- U Laval

Jean-Simon Desgagnés of the Université Laval Rouge et Or defended his cross-country conference title in front of a big crowd on Oct. 26 on the Plains of Abraham, when he led his team to its ninth consecutive RSEQ banner.

St. Patrick’s Junior football team makes regional playoffs

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish Junior football team could have used the following motto for their last game of the season: “Win and we’re in!”

Rouge et Or wins first place and home field advantage

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team captured the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) conference championship by defeating the Université de Montréal Carabins 16-3, in front of a record crowd of 19,381 spectators on their home field on Oct. 20. The win also means the Rouge et Or will have all their conference playoff games at home.

SLC Lions golfers bring home four CCAA national titles

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions Facebook page

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions’ golf teams capped off the 2019 season in a sensational way. Playing at the 2019 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national championship, the women’s and men’s teams finished in first place at their tournaments to bring home two Canadian titles.

Capitales, Can-Am teams merge with Frontier Baseball League

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Photo: Frontier League website

The Quebec Capitales are moving to a new league. On Oct. 16, Bill Lee, the commissioner of the Frontier Baseball League, made the official announcement in Washington, Pennsylvania, that the Can-Am League would join the oldest independent baseball circuit in 2020.

SSQ Quebec City Marathon a runaway success

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Ontario’s David Mutai out-paced all competitors on Oct. 13, completing the 42.2-kilometre SSQ Quebec City Marathon in 2:25. Caroline Shaw from Virginia won the women's race in 3:06.

St. Pat’s Junior football team at the door of the playoffs

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Photo: Luc Lang

The St. Patrick’s High Junior football team is one step away from making the playoffs, in the RSEQ Eastern Conference. On Oct. 12, the Fighting Irish Juniors won 27-8 over the Corsaires from École secondaire of Pointe-Lévy, on the south shore.

Remparts hockey, Bataillon football and Capitales baseball news

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Photo: Luc Lang from QCT archives

The Quebec Remparts, of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, are having a great start to the month of October. After wins in Charlottetown and Saint John earlier this month, the Diables Rouges came back home this past weekend and won both games.

Université Laval football and women’s rugby news

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Photo: Nathalie Martin - U Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team played one good half of football and that was all it needed on Oct. 12 to cruise to an easy 39-3 win over McGill University at Montreal’s Percival-Molson Stadium.

High school and Major Junior football, Lions hockey

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Photo: St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish Facebook page

In high school football action, the St. Patrick’s High Junior football team lost a heartbreaker to the Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François 16-14, in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures on Oct. 5, after three straight wins to start the season.

The loss puts the Junior Fighting Irish tied for sixth in the Eastern Conference, with two games remaining in the regular season.

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