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St. Pat’s U14 hockey team makes it to the LHPS final

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Photo: St. Pat’s Hockey Facebook page

The fairy-tale season of the St. Patrick’s High School Under 14 (U14) hockey team continues in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire scolaire (LHPS).

St. Lawrence Lady Lions set for RSEQ provincial championship

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions website

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lady Lions basketball team is in Montreal from April 5 to 7 to take part in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) championship.

Capitales getting ready for the 2019 Can-Am League season

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Photo: Matt Sullivan

The Québec Capitales of the Can-Am League are getting ready to make fans forget how the 2018 season ended. Let me remind you: the Capitales lost the 2018 league championship to the Sussex County Miners, who also won the regular season title.

Fighting Irish hockey teams have a perfect record in LHPS playoffs

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Photo: Luc Lang

The hockey teams at St. Patrick’s High School started their 2019 playoffs in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS) on a perfect note.

The Under 14 (U14) teams won all four games they played in Mont-Joli on March 22 and 23, while the Under 17 Major teams (U17 Majors) went undefeated in the three games they played at the Complex 2 Glaces Honco in Lévis.

Athletes soar at the Big Air Jamboree

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Quebec City Big Air Jamboree was the event of the season. International snowboarders and freestyle skiers swooped down the giant 90-metre jump from the end of Boul. Honoré-Mercier into Îlot-Fleurie between the Dufferin-Montmorency highway ramps. From March 14 to 17, they performed their aerial acrobatics for cheering crowds.

Laval women’s basketball team wins silver at national championship

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Photo: U Laval- Mathieu Bélanger

The Université Laval women’s basketball team had to settle for silver instead of gold in the USports national championship when they were defeated in Toronto by the McMaster University Marauders 70-58 on March 10.

Centre-du-Québec wins in wheelchair basketball at the Jeux du Québec

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Wheels clashing, balls passing, the thud of dribbling and baskets going swoosh! It’s music to the ears of wheelchair basketball enthusiasts at the 54th Finale des Jeux du Québec.

St. Pat’s girls win silver in ringette in Jeux du Québec

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Photo: Tanya Moore

Two ringette players from St. Patrick’s High School won silver medals with the Capitale-Nationale team in last week’s Jeux du Québec competition in Quebec City.

Rive-Sud wins! Mission accomplished, Capitale Nationale!

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Team Rive-Sud won the 54th Finale des Jeux du Québec! Other great news: the games were deemed “mission accomplished!” In nine days, 3,300 athletes competed for 1,200 medals in 22 sports on 16 different sites – the equivalent of a mini-Olympic Games.

Stoneham hosts Jeux du Québec alpine ski races

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Stoneham Ski Resort hosted the Jeux du Québec alpine skiers from March 6 to 8. Fans who wanted to get a good view of the 10 races, however, had to climb a third of the way up the mountain.

Team Capitale-Nationale was the most decorated, with 11 medals: six gold, two silver and three bronze.

Quebec wins ringette gold at 2019 Canada Winter Games

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Photo: André Vandal/Ringette Canada

The ringette finals at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer did not disappoint, with athletes leaving it all on the ice. Quebec claimed its first ever Canada Winter Games gold, defeating Ontario 4-3 in overtime. Gatineau’s Julie Vandal dumped in the overtime winner and was beaming from ear to ear following the game. “This is a dream come true.

Laval and St. Lawrence basketball updates

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Photo: Yan Doublet, U. Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or women’s basketball team dominated the second half and easily handled the Citadins from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), 64-50 at the Amphithéâtre Desjardins, on Feb. 16.

The Rouge et Or women are now unbeaten in 14 games and could possibly finish the season with a perfect record for the first time in the program’s history.

Quebec women get their first taste of championship curling

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Photo: Luc Lang

Four young women from the Quebec City area are currently taking part in the 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts being held in Sydney, Nova Scotia from Feb. 16 to 24. It’s Curling Canada’s women’s national championship.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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