QMJHL League Update – Fall 2021

By Brian St-Louis, Head Equipment Manager
Baie-Comeau Drakka

Another season is under way in the Q and life is getting back to normal as fans are allowed back in the rink and travel restrictions have been lifted.

It was a busy off-season as many of our colleagues have moved on to another level. Best of luck to these great individuals as they climb to the pro level.

Congrats to Andrew Oddy, AT, formally from the Drummondville Voltigeurs and Alex Ryan, ex Halifax Mooseheads, EM, who are now with the Ontario Reign organization in the AHL.

Kyle Sutton, AT, from Shawinigan Cataracts and Jean Huynh, EM, from Sherbrooke Phoenix are now part of the Trois-Rivières Lions of the ECHL.

Last but not the least, Kevin Elliott, AT, ex Charlottetown Islander has moved on to become director of medical services for Hockey Canada. Kevin was also part of the Team Canada that won Gold at the 2021 Men’s World Championships. Well-deserved Kevie!!

We would also like to welcome to our league Nicole Smith, AT with the Bathurst Titans, Sara Miller AT, with the Cape-Breton Eagles, Devin Atkin, AT with the Charlottetown Islanders, Samuel Mathieu, AT with the Drummondville Voltigeurs, Elizabeth Giguère-Lemieux, AT with the Shawinigan Cataracts and Alexandre Mercier, AT with the Val D’Or Foreurs. Mélanie Landry, AT has moved from Val D’Or and is now the Athletic Therapist for the Halifax Mooseheads. On the equipment side, Benji Newson, EM has joined the Mooseheads, Anastasio Abbandonato, EM has joined the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, Charles-Émile Lemelin, EM has joined Phoenix and Dominic Beaudet, EM has joined Val D’Or.

Best of luck to all in your new jobs and enjoy the journey.

Finally, congrats to the St-John Sea Dogs and the city of St-John on being selected to host the 2022 Memorial Cup. Tyler Jay, EM and Jeff Kelly, AT and their staff, will certainly be great hosts.

Have a fun and safe season!

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