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It’s Super Bowl time for Laval graduate Anthony Auclair

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Photo: Screenshot from Zoom

Former Université Laval Rouge et Or football player Anthony Auclair will have a chance to duplicate what McGill alumnus Laurent Duvernay-Tardif did last year – win a Super Bowl.

Patrick Roy sets a QMJHL record with his 408th win

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Photo: Iften Redjah / QMJHL

Quebec Remparts general manager and head coach Patrick Roy set a new Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) record with his 408th victory behind the Remparts’ bench. Roy got the milestone win when he guided his team to a 3-1 defeat of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar on Jan. 30 in Rimouski.

IOC committed to holding the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

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Photo: Greg Martin/IOC

During a virtual press conference held on Jan. 26, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach declared that the 2020 Olympic Summer Games and the 2020 Paralympic Games will take place in Tokyo this summer.

Remembering Hank Aaron’s ‘royal visit’ to Quebec City

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Photo: Tom House

Quebec City has seen its share of royal visitors over the years: King George VI, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Grace of Monaco, Carl Gustav XVI of Sweden, and the home run king, Henry Aaron.

Henry “Hank” Aaron, the player who dislodged Babe Ruth as baseball’s all-time home run king on April 8, 1974, died on Jan. 22 at the venerable age of 86.

Remparts get one win in two games of QMJHL action

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Photo: Alexandre Régimbald - QMJHL

Pierrick Dubé scored two goals and added an assist while Finnish rookie Viljami Marjala added three assists. It wasn’t enough for the Quebec Remparts as they lost an offensive game 7-5 to the Rimouski Océanic on Jan. 24 in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).

Local athletes compete in international aerials, judo and speedskating

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Photo: Lewis Irving from QCT archives

Even though COVID-19 has led to the cancellation or postponement of major events in many sports, some competitions in individual sports have gone ahead during the second part of the 2020-21 winter season, giving local athletes opportunities to measure up against global competition.

Patrick Roy makes two trades as Remparts season restarts

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Patrick Roy, general manager and head coach of the Quebec Remparts, made two trades last week with the Baie-Comeau Drakkar as his team prepared to restart their 2020-21 season in Rimouski.

In the first trade, Roy acquired defenceman Alex Falardeau, 18, for a sixth-round draft pick in 2023, a draft pick that Baie-Comeau had traded to Quebec a few months earlier.

A special season awaits NHL players, teams and fans in 2021

The 2020-21 season of the National Hockey League (NHL) got underway on Jan. 13 with five games, including the first of 10 meetings between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The late start was due to the completion of the Stanley Cup playoffs last fall and the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Remparts return to action on Jan. 23 in Rimouski

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Photo: QMJHL

After a month-and-a-half layoff, the Quebec Remparts will get back in action along with the other 17 teams of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) starting on Jan. 21.

The league’s Quebec teams will be in four different protected playing environments, similar to the one put in place at the Videotron Centre in late November.

2021 should see its share of sporting events, including Olympics

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain photo by Alex Groykhman

The year 2020 is now behind us, and in 2021, fans will get to see their share of sporting events. This will hopefully include the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.