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Sports to get $70 million in provincial aid

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The Quebec government recently announced it will inject $70 million into sports associations, federations and leagues after public health authorities paused most sports activities to slow the spread of COVID-19.

U Sports cancels national championships for winter sports

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After the cancellation of national championships for fall sports, U Sports, the national university sports organization that oversees the four regional associations, decided on Oct. 15 to also cancel the national championships for winter sports, due to COVID-19 restrictions in place across the country.

Auger-Aliassime drops final in Cologne; university football in the spring?

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger, Université Laval

Félix Auger-Aliassime of L’Ancienne-Lorette reached the final of the Bett1 Hulks Cologne Indoors tennis tournament in Cologne, Germany on Oct. 18, but came out (almost) empty-handed.

Seeded third, Auger-Aliassime lost 6-3, 6-3 to top seed Alexander Zverev of Germany. Auger-Aliassime is still looking for his first career title. The Cologne tournament was his sixth career final.

COVID-19 forces Remparts, QMJHL to stop activities

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Photo: Photos courtesy QMJHL

It was only a matter of time until the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) would be hit by Quebec’s public health restrictions or by the coronavirus.

SLC Lions basketball teams latest COVID-19 victims

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Five members of the CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) Lions men’s basketball team and one member of the women’s team tested positive for COVID-19 at the end of September, Radio-Canada reported.

A season of unknowns await Guy Chouinard, Lions hockey

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Photo: SLC Athletics

In a world where the COVID-19 pandemic touches every sector, the CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions hockey team will be no different from the other 12 Division 1 teams playing in the 2020-21 Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) .

For Lions head coach Guy Chouinard, everything changed last spring. The pandemic forced the coaching staff to change its approach to the upcoming season.

Diamants win their second straight LBJEQ title over Longueuil

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Photo: LBJEQ

The Québec Diamants won their second straight title in the Ligue de Baseball Junior Élite du Québec (LBJEQ) with a 6-5 victory over the Longueuil Ducs. The big win in the final days of September ended what was considered an odd season.

The Diamants won the best-of-five series, three games to one.

QMJHL, Remparts start season with a COVID-19 cloud over their heads

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), and its 18 teams kicked off the 2020-2021 season on Oct. 2, with the dark cloud of COVID-19 hanging over their heads.

Sports season cancellations hurt St. Pat’s and QHS teams

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Photo: Luc Lang from the QCT archives

The Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches division of the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) has cancelled the 2020-2021 football and soccer seasons for the region’s high schools due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Lions’ soccer team blanked in season opener; golfers stay home

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Photo: Vincent-Jean Dubé - SLC

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) men’s soccer team finally hit the pitch on Sept. 27 to start their shortened 2020 season in the Northeast division of the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ)