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Next stop, Quebec Kebs, for well-travelled coach

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Photo: Courtesy Quebec Kebs

One team, the Gary, Indiana Steelheads of the old Continental Basketball Association, folded just before it was to start the 2006 playoffs. A second team, the Wichita Kansas Bombers of the All-American Professional Basketball League, didn't get nearly that far in 2005, the entire league going under following a pre-season tryout camp in Montana.

St. Lawrence Hockey: Perfect record in September

In a one-sided offensive surge, the St. Lawrence Lions men's hockey team recorded an 8-3 victory over College Lionel-Groulx. After opening the season with two consecutive wins on home ice, the Lions lead the standings of the Quebec Provincial Collegiate Hockey League.

Big league hockey on the city’s mind last weekend

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Big league hockey of sorts returned to the city over the weekend with a preseason game between the Montreal Canadiens and a team masquerading as the New York Islanders at Le Colisee.

The game drew a sellout crowd of over 15,000.

Fourth shutout in five games enables SLC win over CEGEP Jonquière

Betchi Nkodo's second half strike put the finishing touches on a 2-0 win for St. Lawrence College men's soccer team over CEGEP Jonquière. Brice Aminou scored a lucky first goal for the Lions, who received another another shutout for goalkeeper Justin Savoie and his defence.

Lady Lions fall short despite valiant effort

After actually taking a 2-1 lead near end of the first half, the Champlain St. Lawrence College Lady Lions gave up four consecutive goals, bowing 5-2 to their more experienced opponents from CEGEP Ste. Foy in their inaugural match.

The match was the first for a women's soccer team from SLC in 18 years.

SLC impressive in AA Men’s 3-0 win over CEGEP Ste. Foy

The Champlain St. Lawrence College men's soccer team had better luck that their female counterparts to start their season, cruising to a 3-0 victory against CEGEP Ste. Foy.

Capitales’ Cate Pitcher of the Week

It's getting to be an old song, but Les Capitales de Quebec enjoy hearing it.

For the fourth consecutive week and the seventh time this season, a pitcher for Les Capitales has been named Can-Am League Pitcher of the Week.

The winner this time is Troy Cate, who shined in two separate appearances last week. This is the second time in three weeks Cate has won the award.

Les Capitales clinch first half, look to playoffs

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Photo: Les Capitales

Their first-half Can-Am League title safely tucked away, Les Capitales de Québec can relax for the second half of the season.

"We'd really like to finish first," said Pat Scalabrini, first-year manager of the defending league champions. Doing so would assure the team of home field advantage throughout the playoffs. "We want to win (the championship) at home."

Rusch Player of the Week in Can-Am League

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Photo: Les Capitales de Québec

Les Capitales de Quebec Pitcher Mark Rusch has followed a strong June with a fast start in July.

Rusch was named Pitcher of Month in the Can-Am League, where Les Capitales have a solid hold on first place for the first half of the season. Rusch authored two strong outings to open July, earning him Pitcher of the Week honours.

Les Capitales cruising as first half nears end

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One significant off-season acquisition didn't make the grade; another sits injured after a strong start.

Yet Les Capitales de Québec sit solidly atop the Can-Am League standings as the first half of their schedule reaches its final stages. Following an 8-1 win Monday over the Worcester Tornadoes, Les Capitales held a five-and-a-half game lead over the second place Brockton Rox.