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Edmonton hosts World Junior Championships

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Photo: Dany Germain - QMJHL

Canada will host the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Under-20 World Junior Championships from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5.

Outdoor rinks to be built; hockey on hold for now

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Photo: Peter Black from QCT archives

The city will put up its many outdoor rinks as usual this season, but, due to the pandemic, how people use the rinks may be unusual.

City officials have not yet confirmed what regulations will apply for the number of skaters on the ice at one time, and what access there will be to changing rooms and rinkside shacks.

Silver for Valois-Fortier; FAA reaches semis in Cologne

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Photo: International Judo Federation

Quebec City native Antoine Valois-Fortier won the silver medal in the men’s under-81-kilogram category at the Budapest Grand Slam judo event on Oct. 24.

Ranked fifth in the world, Valois-Fortier qualified for the semifinal when he defeated Hungary’s Ivaylo Ivanov in his third match of the day.

CCAA cancels 2020-21 winter sports championships

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One week after U Sports announced the cancellation of its national winter sports championships, the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) cancelled its own national winter sports championships.

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.