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Québec Remparts’ Patrick Roy cleans house over Christmas

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Photo: Luc Lang

Patrick Roy, the Quebec Remparts’ general manager and head coach, didn’t like the attitude in his team’s locker room, so when the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) trading period began on Dec. 21, Roy said, “Enough is enough.”

Anne-Catherine Tanguay is back for her second LPGA tour

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Photo: Luc Lang

Former CEGEP Champlain – St. Lawrence student and Quebec native Anne-Catherine Tanguay will be back on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour in 2019, after finishing 2018 in 118th position.

Tanguay, who met the media just before the holidays, was in town to announce that La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services has renewed its sponsorship of the former Lady Lion golfer.

It’s time for the annual “Luc”-ky sports awards

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger- U Laval

There are no plaques, trophies or certificates that come with the “Luc”-ky awards but, in my opinion, this is a time to reflect on the past year in local sports and to recognize the male and female athletes I consider to be outstanding.

Team of the Year
In 2017, the award went to the St. Patrick’s High School women’s senior rugby team.

Olympic champion Sandrine Mainville visits Quebec City

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Photo: Peter Black

Sandrine Mainville, 26, won bronze in freestyle swimming at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, and has competed in and won many other major championships. Mainville was in Quebec City last week to tell her inspirational story to young fans. She retired from competitive swimming last summer to focus on her studies in law.

Nine Fighting Irish selected for the LHPS All-Star Games

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Photo: Luc Lang
The St. Patrick’s High School hockey program is only in its second year in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS), but is already making quite an impact on the ice, as the LHPS all-star selections show. 

Basketball and hockey action at St. Lawrence

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Photo: Champlain-St. Lawrence Athletics

The CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence Lady Lions basketball team will go into the Christmas holidays undefeated in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ).

St. Lawrence teams up for the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign

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The 23rd annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign is in full swing and CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence is working hard to contribute as the Dec. 15 delivery day approaches.

University football played on field of disparity

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The word “parity” is popping up a lot in the pronouncements of sports commentators, in relation to the National Hockey League (NHL).

The gist of the “parity” phenomenon is that, even though the league is only about a quarter of the way into the 82-game schedule, a bunch of teams are making fools out of pre-season prognosticators.

Laval and Western set for Vanier Cup rematch

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Photo: courtesy of Mathieu Bélanger-U Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or will finally get a chance to avenge their 2017 Vanier Cup loss to the University of Western Ontario Mustangs.

Laval captured the Uteck Bowl and got their ticket to the 2018 U Sports national football championship game with a resounding 63-0 win over the Atlantic Conference champions, the St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) X-Men.

Hockey action at St. Patrick’s High and St. Lawrence

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Photo: courtesy of Champlain-St. Lawrence Athletics

The St. Patrick’s High School hockey teams will all be back in action after a quiet time in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire.

Only the Under 17 Minor (U17) team was on the ice last weekend. Playing at the Centre Sportif de Sainte-Foy, the Fighting Irish lost in overtime, 3-2, against the Académie Mont-Bleu of Gatineau.

High school and CEGEP basketball season underway

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Photo: Luc Lang

Basketball season is back in the Québec-Chaudière-Appalaches region of the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ).

It’s back to the courts for the girls’ and boys’ teams at St. Patrick’s and Quebec high schools in hopes of winning a regional title banner to hang in their respective gymnasiums.

Laval wins Dunsmore Cup

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Université Laval’s Rouge et Or football team is heading for their third straight U Sports national semifinal with a 14-1 win over the Université de Montréal (UdeM) Carabins, in front of 10,220 fans who braved the weather at Stade Telus on Nov. 10.

St. Patrick’s football seniors are regional champions!

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Photo: courtesy Olinda Naccarato

The St. Patrick’s High football seniors got a special play from the special teams to secure an 8-6 victory against the Embâcle from Polyvalente Benoît-Vachon of Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce on Nov. 10 and bring home the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) championship banner.

Université Laval sports: football, rugby and soccer

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team started its defence of the regional and national titles on Nov. 3 with a decisive 40-0 win over the Vert et Or of Université de Sherbrooke. Playing in front of fewer than 7,000 cold and wet football fans at Stade Telus, Laval took an 8-0 lead after the first quarter.

Fighting Irish juniors lose RSEQ football championship

The thrill of victory … and the agony of defeat.

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Photo: Luc Lang
The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish junior football team put their unbeaten record on the line in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) regional championship on Nov. 3. Their opponents, the Laser from École des Sentiers in Charlesbourg, however, wanted to avenge their loss to the Irish earlier this season.

Dream season continues for Irish juniors

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Photo: Quebec High School via Facebook

St. Patrick’s High School’s Fighting Irish junior football team is continuing its perfect season. Unbeaten in six regular season games, St. Pat’s qualified for the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) Québec-Chaudière-Appalaches final with an impressive 34-0 win over the Centaures from École La Courvilloise of Beauport, on Oct. 27.

Laval women’s rugby no match for Ottawa Gee-Gees

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Photo: courtesy of Université Laval

The Université Laval women’s rugby team’s season came to an end when they allowed two quick tries in the final minutes of the first half to the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees on Oct. 26. They could not recover from the deficit and lost the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) final by a score of 40-19.

Lions golf team brings home bronze from CCAA championship

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Photo: Luc Lang

The CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence men’s golf team is bringing home some hardware. At the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national golf championship in Medicine Hat, Alta., the Lions finished the four rounds with a combined 19 shots over par, to finish tied for third place with the University of the Fraser Valley (Abbotsford, B.C.).

SFE Spirit Run fills cloudy day with colour

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Photo: Andrew Johnston

Sunday, Sept. 23 was a cloudy overcast day … but not at Ste-Foy Elementary School! On this day, we held our fifth annual Active Body Active Mind (ABAM) run. The ABAM program is unique to our school and only for cycle three students.

The run was a colour run and people from the school, the neighbourhood and other English schools came to take part.

Marier-Bonhomme draws comparisons to superstar Poulin

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Photo: Peter Black

Marie-Philip Poulin is a true Canadian hockey legend: hero of two Olympic gold-medal games, captain of Team Canada and a role model to scores of up-and-coming players.

Laval defeats Ravens for rugby championship spot

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Photo: courtesy of Université Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or women’s rugby team earned a spot in the U Sports national championship with a 23-12 win over the Carleton University Ravens in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) semifinal.

Fighting Irish juniors capture regular season football banner with win

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Photo: courtesy of Esther Paradis, St. Patrick’s Football

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish junior football team completed the regular season undefeated by edging the Laser from Les Sentiers (Charlesbourg) 27-25 on Oct. 21 on the Plains of Abraham field, handing the Laser its first loss of the season. The win gives the junior team its first regular season title since 2012 and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Mohamed Aagab and Caroline Poitras victorious at marathon

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Moroccan Mohamed Aagab and Quebec athlete Caroline Poitras won the 2018 Marathon SSQ Québec on Oct. 14. They were two of 1,317 runners to complete the 42.2 km. 

A difficult week for the Lions sports teams

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Photo: courtesy of Cégep Champlain-St. Lawrence

With the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) championships fast approaching, this past weekend was one that that the CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence Lions would like to forget.

Laval crushes McGill to stay undefeated

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Photo: courtesy of Université Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team is on a mission. Their goal is to win the next Vanier Cup, the U Sports championship, and they won’t take their proverbial foot off the gas pedal until the job is done.

On Oct. 13, head coach Glen Constantin took his team on the road to Montreal to face the McGill University Redmen, who are also fighting for a playoff spot.

Fighting Irish football juniors one win away from a perfect season

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Photo: St. Patrick's Fighting Irish Football via Facebook

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish junior football team continued their winning ways on Oct. 12.

St. Pat’s went to Beauport to play the Centaures from École secondaire La Courvilloise in a Friday Night Lights-style matchup. The Fighting Irish did not disappoint, taking care of the Centaures with a decisive 30-15 win.

St. Lawrence Lions hockey team split pair of games

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Photo: courtesy Champlain-St. Lawrence website

The CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence hockey team split a pair of games in Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) college conference action on Oct. 5 and 6.

St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish football and hockey action

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Photo: Charles F. Nadeau

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish junior football team is on an incredible journey. The Irish went to Chicoutimi on Oct. 5, and crushed the École secondaire L’Odyssée-Lafontaine Mustangs 49-6.

Laval hands Carabins second loss with overtime thriller

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

David Côté’s overtime 12-yard field goal was all the Université Laval Rouge et Or football team needed to squeeze out a 18-15 win over the Université de Montréal (UdeM) Carabins on Oct. 7. It’s the second time this year that the Rouge et Or beat the Carabins, after a September meeting.

St. Patrick’s High grad Edward Godin finally sees CFL action

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Photo: courtesy of the BC Lions website

The first St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish football program graduate in the Canadian Football League (CFL), Edward Godin, is finally seeing some action with the BC Lions. Godin dressed for his first game on Sept. 14, against the Alouettes in Montreal.

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