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Health authorities nix Capitales’ plan for a baseball tournament

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Quebec Capitales’ president, Michel Laplante, officially announced that the plan for a Canadian baseball tournament, co-organized with the Trois-Rivières Aigles, has been vetoed by provincial health authorities.

Duke of Kent Tournament among Golf Quebec’s 2020 events

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Photo: Golf Martial-Lapointe

Golf Quebec has announced that it will go ahead with a shortened season for 2020, which will include the Duke of Kent Tournament, held annually at the Club de Golf Royal Québec on Île d’Orléans.

Frontier League officially suspends 2020 season

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The board of directors of the Frontier League has unanimously voted to suspend the 2020 season, joining the Québec Capitales and the Trois-Rivières Aigles, who decided earlier this month to suspend their season.

Ongoing restrictions on travel and gatherings in many of the league’s cities and in a number of American states made the decision easy to make.

Capitales and Aigles won’t play in the Frontier League in 2020

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Quebec Capitales and the Trois-Rivières Aigles will have to wait until 2021 to play in the Frontier Baseball League.

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced last week that the Canada-U.S. border would remain closed until at least July 21, that was the last nail in the coffin for the 2020 season for both of the Quebec provincial baseball teams.

Harvey and Prémont inducted into the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame

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Photo: Canadian Olympic Committee

The Quebec Sports Hall of Fame recently announced that five athletes and two people in the “builders” category will be inducted for the year 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 30th gala ceremony will not be held until the fall of 2021.

Cross-country skier Alex Harvey and mountain biker Marie-Hélène Prémont were two of the five local athletes selected.

Freestyle skier Lewis Irving is training for the coming season

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Photo: Canadian Olympic Committee

Charlesbourg’s Lewis Irving is back training at the Centre AcrobatX, at Lac-Beauport, for the upcoming FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup season. Irving will be training during the hot summer months in preparation for the coming Olympic Winter Games qualifications. The Centre AcrobatX is also the national training site of Team Canada.

Remparts make Evan Nause their first-round selection

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Photo: Hockey Canada

The Quebec Remparts selected defenceman Evan Nause, from the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League, in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s annual draft, held online this year, on June 5. He was the fifth overall selection.

St. Pat’s and SLC Lions’ student-athletes honoured

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Photo: Luc Lang

St. Patrick’s High School recently honoured its Fighting Irish student-athletes for the 2019-2020 school year. Because the season ended so abruptly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual awards were presented online.

Asterisk* be damned! Bring on the NHL play-ins!

Turning now to sports news. The National Hockey League (NHL) has announced its “return to play” plan. In an extraordinary move dictated by extraordinary times, the league has decided to include the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Frontier Baseball League still exploring a shortened season

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Frontier Baseball League’s board of directors are still exploring options for a shortened 2020 season for this summer. The league’s commissioner, Bill Lee, said in a press release that the league wants to keep everyone involved up to date. “While we would love to be playing baseball, there are many factors involved in the decision as to when or if we will be able to open.”