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Équipe Québec stays atop division despite long road trips

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Photo: Jean Grignon-Francke - Équipe Québec

They knew that it would not be an easy year, but Équipe Québec is battling hard every game and the results are positive for the Fleurdelysée in Frontier League action.

Junior baseball season delayed until June 25

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Ligue de Baseball Junior Élite du Québec (LBJEQ), forced to delay its 2021 season due to public health regulations, will finally start its regular season on June 25.

Underdog Tigres win second President Cup to close out season

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Photo: Luc Lang

In a season that almost didn’t happen, the underdog Victoriaville Tigres shocked the hockey world by capturing the second President Cup in team history. The Tigres sealed the series win June 5 with a 3-2 victory in Game 6 over the heavily favoured Val d’Or Foreurs in front of 2,000 spectators at the Videotron Centre.

Équipe Québec at .500 mark as reinforcements arrive

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Photo: Équipe Québec

Équipe Québec manager Patrick Scalabrini wished his team could have a .500 winning percentage when his players returned from their respective national team duties. On June 6, he got his wish as Équipe Québec defeated the Washington Wild Things 1-0 in Frontier League action.

Euro 2020 starts this week after year-long coronavirus delay

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Football fans (or soccer fans in North America) will be glued to their screens as the world’s second biggest tournament begins on June 11 – the European championship, known as the Euro, normally held every four years.

Équipe Québec wins two of four games in Frontier League action

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Photo: Jean Grignon-Francke - Équipe Québec

The Équipe Québec 2021 baseball season finally opened on May 28 with a doubleheader against the Gateway Grizzlies in Sauget, Ill.

The team, consisting of players from the Québec Capitales and the Trois-Rivières Aigles, saw their May 27 opening game postponed due to inclement weather, forcing them to play a doubleheader the next day.

Frontier League: Here’s what fans need to know

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If the coronavirus pandemic had not happened, the Québec Capitales would be playing their 2021 season in the Frontier League, after playing in the Can-Am League since 2005.

With the Canada-U.S. border closed, however, the Capitales merged with the Trois-Rivières Aigles to form Équipe Québec for the 2021 Frontier League season.

Sigouin and Truchon rewarded for their season with the Remparts

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Photo: Luc Lang

Quebec Remparts goaltender Thomas Sigouin and teammate Charle Truchon were honoured by their team for their achievements over the past season.

Sigouin, who played his final junior season, won the Coupe Budweiser as the team’s player of the year.

Guy Lafleur’s number 4 to be retired by all QMJHL teams

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Photo: QMJHL

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) announced May 18 that number 4, worn by Guy Lafleur during his junior career with the Quebec Remparts, will be retired by all teams in the league.

The announcement was made during a video-conference with league commissioner Gilles Courteau and Lafleur.

It’s ‘Play ball!’ for Équipe Québec and other Frontier League teams

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Photo: Équipe Québec

For the first time in two years, the seven home plate umpires scheduled at the Frontier League’s opening games yelled “Play ball!” to start the game and the season.

Among the Frontier League’s 14 teams is Équipe Québec, managed by Québec Capitales manager Patrick Scalabrini.