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COVID-19 delays the start of the QMJHL playoffs

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Photo: Sabrina Gagné - QMJHL

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) has suspended the activities of five of its Quebec-based teams, including the Quebec Remparts and the Gatineau Olympiques, which have players who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Season or not, Capitales still getting major league talent

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Baseball fans in the Quebec City region may not have seen the Capitales play in 2020, but they must surely be crossing their fingers for a 2021 season in the Frontier League.

SPORTS ROUNDUP: hockey and judo

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Photo: Chad Goddard/Hockey Canada

Hockey Canada announced its roster for the upcoming 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Under-18 World Championship that will be played in the cities of Frisco and Plano, Texas, from April 26 to May 6.

Canada will play in Pool A along with Sweden, Belarus, Latvia and Switzerland.

Quebec City hockey players get bursaries from the Montreal Canadiens

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Photo: Cégep Limoilou Titans Facebook page

Three Quebec City student-athletes were among the 25 hockey players who will each receive a bursary of $2,000 from the Montreal Canadiens Bursary Program of the Foundation for Athletic Excellence.

Regular QMJHL season ends as teams prepare for the playoffs

The Quebec Remparts ended their 2020-21 regular season with a pair of games in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) protected environment in Baie-Comeau.

Quebec played the Baie-Comeau Drakkar on March 31 (score not available at press time) and will end the season on April 1 against the Rimouski Océanic.

Scalabrini gets major league coaching help as season approaches

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Photo: Québec Capitales

Québec Capitales manager Patrick Scalabrini hit a home run without touching a bat or a ball when former Montreal Expos and Miami Marlins bullpen coach Pierre Arsenault was hired as his assistant for pitching.

SPORTS ROUNDUP: football, hockey, tennis and Olympics

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Photo: International Olympic Committee

FOOTBALL: Glen Constantin, head coach of the Rouge et Or football program at Université Laval, was hoping to organize a tournament that would have included six of the best teams in the country.

Capitales sign an Aussie pitcher; FAA falters in Acapulco

The Québec Capitales went halfway around the world last week to sign a starting pitcher, right-hander Mitch Neuborn from Australia.

Manager Pat Scalabrini was impressed by Neuborn’s statistics in the Australian Baseball League last season. In six starts, Neuborn pitched 35.1 innings, struck out 38 hitters and allowed only seven earned runs for an impressive 1.78 ERA.

Remparts hope to close their Val d’Or trip with more wins

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Photo: Dany Germain/QMJHL

On March 20, Nathan Gaucher and Hugo Audette each scored two goals and added one assist as the Quebec Remparts easily beat the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 7-1 at the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) protected environment series in Val d’Or.

Laurie Blouin earns world championship gold in Aspen

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Photo: FIS

Snowboarder Laurie Blouin of Stoneham, the 2018 Olympic silver medalist, earned a second world title when she won the Big Air event at the 2021 FIS Snowboard and Freeski World Championship in Aspen, Colo., on March 16.

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