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Diamants, Alouettes play to empty stadiums

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Photo: Christian Gingras-ISQ media

The Québec Diamants and the Charlesbourg Alouettes baseball organizations decided to play their games last weekend in front of empty stadiums at Stade Canac and Parc Henri-Casault. The teams played each other on July 24 and July 25, in Charlesbourg and Quebec City respectively.

Hockey fans, the Stanley Cup playoffs are (finally) here

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Photo: Luc Lang

Fans in Quebec City and around the world can start celebrating as the National Hockey League resumes its 2019-2020 season.

QMJHL teams to play 60 games in three divisions in 2020-2021

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Photo: Quebec Remparts

According to several reports, the Quebec Remparts and the other 17 teams of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) will play a reduced schedule in 2020-2021.

Guillaume Lefrançois of La Presse reports that each team will play 60 games, down from the regular 68 that each club normally plays.

Diamants and Alouettes play baseball for Quebec fans

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Photo: Christian Gingras - ISQ Media

Finally, there is baseball in Quebec City this summer as the Quebec Diamants and the Charlesbourg Alouettes hit the field for the start of the 2020 season.

When the Stanley Cup was cancelled by the Spanish Flu

FROM THE ARCHIVES

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Common Domain

In the early 1910s, the Quebec Bulldogs were the powerhouse team of professional ice hockey, winning the Stanley Cup both in 1912 and 1913. By 1919, however, the Montreal Canadiens were the top team in the new National Hockey League and, in the spring of 1919, they were poised to win the Stanley Cup against the Seattle Metropolitans of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA).

Rouge et Or to host three U Sports national championships

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Photo: Archives photo by Louis Charland - U Laval

The Rouge et Or of Université Laval will have three busy autumns starting in 2021. U Sports confirmed that the university will host the U Sports national cross-country championship in 2021, the women’s national soccer championship in 2022, and the women’s rugby national title in 2023.

CCAA golf event cancelled; Chouinard comes back with Blizzard

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Photo: SSF Blizzard

The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) has announced it will follow the lead of U Sports and has cancelled all its fall national championships.

The CCAA made the news public on June 12, and it means there will be no national championship for men’s and women’s soccer, cross-country running, or golf.

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.