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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. 

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.

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.

Roller Derby in Beauport a smashing success

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Bardy Arena in Beauport was filled with Roller Derby enthusiasts who watched two amateur matches last Saturday. Some of the stereotypes associated with this colourful contact sport were difficult to set aside when the men’s teams – the Ottawa Slaughter Squad and the Montreal Mont-Royals – came into the arena.

Stranded in Natashquan

 

CEGEP Champlain-St.Lawrence wins Pentathlon des neiges in all cegep categories

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Photo: Olivier Mura

Congratulations to CEGEP Champlain-St.Lawrence! For the second year in a row, the SLC Lions won the overall college championship Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) banner, taking top place again in both the mixed/men's category and the women's category at the 9th Pentathlon des neiges on February 23.

St. Lawrence Lions hockey results

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Photo: Lise Lafond

The St. Lawrence Lions are battling for second place in the RSEQ hockey league and they really needed a victory, and victory there was. With a win of 8 to 2 we can say that the Lions dominated the game against the Collège d’Alma.