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Remparts make Evan Nause their first-round selection

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Photo: Hockey Canada

The Quebec Remparts selected defenceman Evan Nause, from the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League, in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s annual draft, held online this year, on June 5. He was the fifth overall selection.

St. Pat’s and SLC Lions’ student-athletes honoured

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Photo: Luc Lang

St. Patrick’s High School recently honoured its Fighting Irish student-athletes for the 2019-2020 school year. Because the season ended so abruptly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual awards were presented online.

Asterisk* be damned! Bring on the NHL play-ins!

Turning now to sports news. The National Hockey League (NHL) has announced its “return to play” plan. In an extraordinary move dictated by extraordinary times, the league has decided to include the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Frontier Baseball League still exploring a shortened season

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Frontier Baseball League’s board of directors are still exploring options for a shortened 2020 season for this summer. The league’s commissioner, Bill Lee, said in a press release that the league wants to keep everyone involved up to date. “While we would love to be playing baseball, there are many factors involved in the decision as to when or if we will be able to open.”

Quebec Remparts are ready for the upcoming QMJHL draft

Patrick Roy, general manager and head coach of the Quebec Remparts, and his team of hockey scouts are ready for the upcoming annual draft of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). It will be held online.

Patrick Roy wants the 2022 Memorial Cup held in Quebec

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Photo: QMJHL

Quebec Remparts general manager and head coach Patrick Roy wants the team to be host of the 2022 Memorial Cup tournament. Quebec City last hosted the event in 2015; it was also the last sporting event held at the Colisée.

Hockey quiz: How well do you remember the Nordiques?

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Photo: sportsnet.ca

The Nordiques left Quebec City in 1995 for Denver to become the Colorado Avalanche, after being in the Vieille Capitale since 1972. The team started in the now defunct World Hockey Association and joined the National Hockey League in 1979, along with Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Hartford.

Quebec’s Jakob Pelletier wins the Frank J. Selke Trophy

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Photo: Vincent Ethier/QMJHL

Quebec City’s Jakob Pelletier, who currently plays for the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, has been named the 2019-2020 winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy, awarded to the league’s most sportsmanlike player.

Golfers among those who may practise their sports during COVID-19

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Photo: The Golf Channel

Golfers, get your clubs ready for May 20. That is the date when Isabelle Charest, Quebec’s junior minister of education and minister for the status of women, announced that golf, and several other sports, will be allowed to be played as the first step in reviving sports activities throughout the province.

Baseball movies to watch while the major leagues are on hold

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Photo: imdb.com

Normally, at this time of year, Major League Baseball is almost two months into the season, and fans have started to fill in the ballots for the upcoming All-Star game in mid-July.