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Kebs chalk up fourth win

The Quebec City Kebs won for the fourth time this season, beating the Maryland GreenHawks 110-101 Friday night in Quebec City.

The game was close thoughout, as the Kebs led by by four at the end of the first quarter and by only 2 points at halftime.

St-Lawrence qualifies for hockey championships

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Photo: Joanne Gosselin

The St-Lawrence Lions Collegiate hockey team has qualified for the Dodge Cup Provincial Championships in Sherbrooke. The road was a difficult one, especially in the last few weeks, that were plagued by a number of injuries to key players.

"The boys worked very hard while competing with sudden-death play-off intensity during this qualifying weekend," the coach Mike Labadie said.

Lions Hockey Seniors Honored

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Photo: Christian Brosseau,

Last Saturday evening, Cegep Champlain St. Lawrence honored four players for their contribution on and off the ice during their career as Lions hockey players.

Fortier looks ahead as career comes to a close with Kebs

Ending what could his final go-round in professional basketball, Charles Fortier can look back on his career with no regrets.

"Basketball is everything," said Fortier, 31, concluding what hi believes will be his final season with the Quebec Kebs of the Premier Basketball League. "It really helped me develop.

"I've had a lot of exposure."

Défi Holland Challenge Road Race

A new road race will make its debut this spring on Quebec City's running calendar. Défi Holland Challenge, featuring a 5K and 2K race will be held on Sunday, May 16.

The run, organized by the Friends of Holland School Foundation, will offer something for all members of the family.

SLC athlete wins award

Champlain Saint Lawrence College's Veronique Johnson has been named the top student athlete in the Provincial AAA Collegiate Basketball League.

The league held its annual banquet last Saturday during the provincial championships held at Collège Ahuntsic in Montreal. The top athletes from the AAA Collegiate Basketball circuit were honored for their efforts on and off the court.

Kebs make player moves, break losing streak

Friday night's Premier Basketball Leagues game in Quebec City, where the Quebec City Kebs played against the Halifax Rainmen, was just what the doctor ordered.

The Kebs finally ended their losing streak, which stood at nine, with a 100-97 overtime win against the Halifax Rainmen before 1500 fans at the PEPS on the campus of Laval University in Saint-Foy.

Minister praises Paralympic team

Minister of State Gary Lunn this week praised the 2010 Winter Paralympic team members and Jean Labonte, the sledge hockey captain, on being named Canada's flag-bearer at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony in Vancouver on March 12.

Modesty is important

As with many other Canadians, I am delighted with many of the outcomes of the recent Olympics games, especially, Sunday's exciting victory in men's hockey. I am, however, concerned with the extent of Canada's new attitude towards the importance of winning medals, especially gold medals. Neither the games nor the country are well served, in my opinion, by such a focus.

Kebs are struggling in a losing streak

Playing the league's best team is not the tonic for a nine-game losing streak, a lesson the Quebec City Kebs learned the hard way last Thursday. Even a change of scenery didn't help. The losing streak is now 10.