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St. Lawrence falls to Lennoxville in RSEQ hockey semi-finals

The defending RSEQ champions, the St. Lawrence Lions are now out of the playoffs.

In the deciding game, played on Monday, April 3, in L’Ancienne-Lorette, the double blue could not trigger any offense. The Champlain-Lennoxville Cougars goalie Sean Julien blocked 28 of 29 Lions shots, and the Cougars erased a 2-0 deficit in the best-of-five series, to beat St. Lawrence College 2-1.

Another week, another basketball banner for St. Pat’s

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The regional high school basketball championships were held last weekend to close the 2016-17 season for both the boys and girls teams.

After seeing their Bantam counterparts win the gold medal the previous weekend, St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish Atom team crushed the Collège des Compagnons Mousquetaires 49-24, giving them a perfect 14-0 season.

St. Lawrence hockey Lions are one win away from the final

The St. Lawrence Lions are just one win away from the hockey final in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) .

Mathieu Gosselin’s goal, 16 minutes into the second overtime, gave the Lions a 2-1 win over the Champlain-Lennoxville College Cougars at last Sunday’s game in Sherbrooke.

The Cougars took an 1-0 lead when Louis Lacelle-Webster scored at 17:57 of the first period.

St. Patrick’s High School team to play in provincial Prep School Hockey League in 2017-18

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Photo: St. Pat’s Fighting Irish Facebook page

What was announced by the Central Quebec School Board (CQSB) a few weeks ago, has now been confirmed.

St. Patrick’s High School will field a team in the newest and trendiest hockey league in the province of Quebec, the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS).

At the league’s general assembly in February, the Fighting Irish was one of four schools to be admitted to the LHPS.

Alex Harvey reigns on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
What a spectacular weekend for the finals of the Fédération Internationale du Ski (FIS) Cross-Country Ski World Cup! The event had all the markings of a festival in Old Quebec, combining a popular international sport with local heroes and winners. The weather and the racecourses could not have been better, a silver lining from last week’s big snowstorm.

No thaw in women’s hockey salary “ice ceiling”

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NHL playoffs are around the corner and it’s an exciting and nerve-wracking time for fans whose teams have not yet locked up a date for the dance. It’s also an exciting time for players, particularly rookies, as they close in on performance bonuses that kick in as they hit certain targets.

Mushing around the Valcartier International Dog Sled Races

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Photo: Lise Lafond

The fifth annual Valcartier International Dog Sled Races were held at Village Vacances Valcartier last weekend. Nothing was missing from the well-orchestrated event: the weather was beautiful, the scenery was spectacular, there was lots of snow, a food truck, plenty of parking spaces, games for the children, and the mascots Ti-Loup, Loulou and Louloutre entertained everyone.

Lions hockey team take a 1-0 lead in RSEQ quarterfinals

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Photo: courtesy of St. Lawrence Lions website

St. Lawrence Lions hockey team took a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-three Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec quarterfinals, with a 5-4 victory over the Lauréats of Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe last Saturday.

Mathieu Gosselin’s goal, his third of the game, 34 seconds into overtime, gave the win to the Lions.

Steven Cox among the top 25 in the world

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Photo: Bill Cox

It has been quite an interesting season for ice cross downhill skaters and Quebec’s own Steven Cox. Bill Cox, of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, is his grandfather.

Throughout the year, the QCT has followed Steven’s career as he competed in Europe and in North America in the Red Bull Crashed Ice season.

Alex Harvey and 150 international skiers coming to Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

World champion cross-country skier Alex Harvey and more than 150 athletes from 15 countries will be racing in the Fédération Internationale du Ski (FIS) World Cup Finals on the Plains of Abraham March 17 to 19.

Beautiful weather for the 13th Pentathlon des Neiges

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Winter athletes competing in Quebec’s 13th Pentathlon des Neiges had perfect weather conditions on the second and final weekend of the event. During the races held from February 25 to March 5, amateurs, families and friends took advantage of their Spring Break to participate in the five sports on the Plains of Abraham.

Local athletes dominate Winter Triathlon

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On February 25, Quebecers woke up to ice-covered trees, cars, roads, fences and snow, but this didn’t stop winter enthusiasts from grabbing their skates and heading to the Plains of Abraham for the 13th annual Pentathlon des Neiges.

Ottawa, the epicentre of Canada’s 150th celebrations

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Photo: Photo courtesy of Ottawa2017

To mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation this year, Ottawa is hosting a year-long celebration with 150, or more, big, bold and immersive events.

Guy Laflamme, the executive director of Ottawa 2017, was in Quebec City on February 20 to spread the news of what’s happening in their fair city, and to invite everyone to come and join the party. Many of the activities are free.

Schulich Singers perform at the Chapelle du Musée

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Spine-tingling harmonies and the ringing of water glasses were all a part of the concert put on by the Schulich Singers at the Chapelle du Musée de l’Amérique Francophone last Friday evening.

Newcomers have a perfect snowshoe outing

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On a beautiful sunny morning, 35 newcomers to Quebec City joined Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) and Be Active Quebec (BAQ) on a snowshoeing excursion at the Base de Plein aire de Sainte-Foy on Saturday, February 18. Central Quebec School Board schools generously lent them snowshoes for the day, which allowed this activity to be free of charge for participants. 

QHS Blazers: CQSB Boys Basketball Champions

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Quebec High School Blazers boys team won the CQSB 2017 basketball tournament in Shawinigan on February 11. Lucas Beaumont, Sam McCoubrey, Ian Craig, Olivier Pellizzari, Ishmael Gregoire, Yanic Tremblay Gordon and Jordan Drapeau proudly hold the banner. Missing when photo was taken, Vincent Bergeron. Coach and QHS principal Warren Thomas stands behind them.

Skiers fly over jumps and rails at Stoneham

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On February 12, Stoneham Mountain Resort welcomed the return of the FIS Freestyle under continuing ideal conditions: a light snowfall, little to no wind and relatively warm weather. A good-sized crowd gathered at the second of two World Cup competitions in the city held over the weekend.

Big results at Big Air

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
All eyes of the international ski community were on Quebec’s Îlot Fleurie on the evening of February 11. For the first time, skiers joined snowboarders at the 9th edition of the Quebec City Big Air. 

2017 International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament heading into the finals

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Photo: Luc Lang

The 58th International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament, underway since February 8, will conclude this upcoming Sunday, February 19, with finals in five different categories.

Ice-canoe racers battle strong currents and heavy snowfall

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On February 5, some 350 racers crouched by their canoes at the Old Port, wiping away wet snow, waiting for Bonhomme to signal the start of the Winter Carnival Ice-Canoe Race. Crowds gathered at Louise Basin, on the docks along Quebec City’s Old Port and across that river in Lévis.

For the love of bikes!

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Photo: Rachel Collet
Although most motorcycle lovers cleared out early Sunday afternoon in anticipation of the Super Bowl game that evening, they managed to pack ExpoCité on Friday and Saturday for the Quebec City Salon de la Moto et VTT.

CHL Top Prospects Game to be played at the Videotron Centre

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Canadian Hockey League will hold its annual Top Prospects Game at the Videotron Centre on Monday, January 30.

A review of the 2016 sports year

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Photo: Luc Lang

2017 is only days away and it is time to review the past year's sports scene in Quebec City. No surprise - the fact that Quebecor did not secure a National Hockey League team for the city is this year's top sports story.

Université Laval national champions in cross-country and women’s soccer

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Photo: U Sports website

With all eyes on Montreal watching the heated football rivalry between the McGill Carabins and the Université Laval Rouge et Or, other Laval sports teams captured national crowns almost unnoticed. 

In Quebec, the men's cross-country team took its first ever cross-country national championship, running on the Plains of Abraham. 

Congratulations to the Quebec High School Blazers basketball teams!

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Photo: Ed Sweeney

The Quebec High School Senior Girls and Senior Boys teams won the Central Quebec School Board AA tournament with victories over St. Patrick's High School teams.

A tribute to the Quebec Caribous 40 years later

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Photo: Juanita Craig

The Quebec Caribous, the 1975 National Lacrosse League Nations Cup champions, were honoured at a historic media event held at the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations in Wendake on April 20. 

Professional football at Université Laval in June

Ottawa RedBlacks will face Montreal Alouettes at Telus Stadium

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Photo: courtesy of NFL

Université Laval Sports Activity Services (SAS), in conjunction with the Rouge et Or football team, will host a pre-season professional football game for the second time in history this summer at the Stadium TELUS-UL.

Quebec City curling clubs host Canada’s oldest bonspiel

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The final games of the week-long 102nd Quebec International Bonspiel, the oldest continuous bonspiel for curlers in Canada, were played at the Jacques-Cartier Curling Club in late January. The Bonspiel has run every year since 1913 in the city known as the "cradle of curling in North America."

The tournament was played at three venues around the city.

Stevenson delivers knockout punch and maintains his light-heavyweight title

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The Colisée in Quebec City was packed on December 19. The main event, featuring Quebec's favourite son, World Boxing Council light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (right),

did not disappoint. In the fifth round he did what he does best: he KO'd his Russian adversary, Dmitry Sukhotsky, with a devastating left-hand punch. The main event was one of four bouts televised in the U.S.

Rain men splash through 29th Tour de Beauce

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Over the course of 3 hours and 25 minutes, some 140 cyclists zipped through nine soaking circuits in Quebec City, racking up a total of 130.5 soggy kilometres. All afternoon, rain fell unabated as the peloton rolled along Grand Allée, through the Plains of Abraham, down Côte de Sillery, along Boulevard Champlain, up Côte de la Montagne and through Vieux-Québec.

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