QMJHL League Update – Fall 2020
By Brian St-Louis
Equipment Manager, Sherbrooke Phoenix
What else can be said about the end of the 2019-20 and the start of the 2020-21 seasons besides that these are the craziest of times. Who would have said that hockey would be paused for such a long time and that this would create an uncertain atmosphere that us as support staffs are not accustomed to.
But here in the Q, we are super excited to be one of the first leagues to start up again. There have been many changes brought to the normal scenery such as a 60 games season, inner division games only and less travel. League officials worked hard to put together strict protocols and team support staffs have implemented them to assure the security of all players and team members.
Besides this crazy Covid time, there has been some movement throughout our teams. We would like to welcome Meagan Sullivan (AT with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan), Marie-Anne Delisle (AT with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens), Gabriel Perreault (PHT with the Rimouski Océanic), Joseph Ferrar and Marie-Félixe Rivard- Dionne (ATs with Rouyn-Noranda Huskies). AT Lucie Grandmont has moved to the Sherbrooke Phoenix and Chris MacDonald has returned to the Q after a season in the AHL and is now with the Moncton Wildcats. Best of luck to all with your club teams.
Also, congratulations to Kevin Elliott and Brian St-Louis for being named to the World Junior championship with the Canadian National junior team in December for the Xth time. It’s great to see support staff members from our league participate at the highest level.
Wishing everyone to get back to the game we all love as soon as possible. Stay safe.