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Remparts face QMJHL teams in the Videotron Centre ‘bubble’

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Photo: Jonathan Roy, Quebec Remparts

After a hiatus of almost six weeks, the Quebec Remparts are back on the ice against six other teams of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), in a compressed schedule that will see each team play six games.

The league’s protected environment or “bubble” schedule started on Nov. 17 and will end on Nov. 27.

Auger-Aliassime wins his first ATP doubles title in Paris

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Photo: ATP Tour website

Canada’s Félix Auger-Aliassime captured his first-ever professional tennis title when he and partner Hubert Hurkacz of Poland won the doubles final in three sets over Mate Pavic of Croatia and Bruno Soares of Brazil at the Rolex Paris Masters, on Nov. 8.

Number 19 has more ties to Quebec City than COVID

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Photo: LBJEQ

The number 19 has been associated with the novel coronavirus since the start of the pandemic that will change the rest of our lives.
On the local sports scene, the number 19 is also associated with many great athletes who have represented Quebec City. From the Nordiques to the Capitales and the Rouge et Or, here are some athletes who proudly wore the number 19 for local sports teams.

Videotron Centre will become the QMJHL ‘bubble’ for 10 days

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Photo: QMJHL

Great news for the Québec Remparts and junior hockey fans – the Videotron Centre has been designated the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s “bubble” for a seven-team tournament from Nov. 17 to 27. The announcement was made on Nov. 8.

Remparts still inactive; no European waltz for FAA

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Photo: Remparts file photo

Even though practices on home ice are ongoing, the Québec Remparts and other Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) teams located in Quebec public health red zones will remain inactive until further notice. The Remparts played only two games this season before play in red zones was suspended.

Edmonton hosts World Junior Championships

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Photo: Dany Germain - QMJHL

Canada will host the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Under-20 World Junior Championships from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5.

Outdoor rinks to be built; hockey on hold for now

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Photo: Peter Black from QCT archives

The city will put up its many outdoor rinks as usual this season, but, due to the pandemic, how people use the rinks may be unusual.

City officials have not yet confirmed what regulations will apply for the number of skaters on the ice at one time, and what access there will be to changing rooms and rinkside shacks.

Silver for Valois-Fortier; FAA reaches semis in Cologne

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Photo: International Judo Federation

Quebec City native Antoine Valois-Fortier won the silver medal in the men’s under-81-kilogram category at the Budapest Grand Slam judo event on Oct. 24.

Ranked fifth in the world, Valois-Fortier qualified for the semifinal when he defeated Hungary’s Ivaylo Ivanov in his third match of the day.

CCAA cancels 2020-21 winter sports championships

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One week after U Sports announced the cancellation of its national winter sports championships, the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) cancelled its own national winter sports championships.

Sports to get $70 million in provincial aid

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The Quebec government recently announced it will inject $70 million into sports associations, federations and leagues after public health authorities paused most sports activities to slow the spread of COVID-19.