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Remparts: an incredible crowd for their return to Quebec City (late last night)

Last night, the Québec Remparts won the Gilles Courteau Trophy, awarded to the QMJHL champions. It was the first time in 47 years that the trophy had made its way to Quebec City.

The result? It gives them the right to go to the Memorial Cup, which begins on Friday.

In the coming days, they will face the Peterborough Petes (OHL), the Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) and the Kamloops Blazers, the tournament’s host team.

This means we’ll be able to follow Jared Davidson (Seattle) and Owen Beck (Peterberough), two Canadian prospects. We won’t be able to follow Logan Mailloux, who lost to Beck in the final with his Knights.

Above all, we’ll be keeping an eye on Patrick Roy.

After all, the former Canadien goaltender, who has just added another trophy to his trophy cabinet, will be looking to give himself even more ammunition to prove that he belongs in the NHL.

Over the course of his career, Roy has been crowned champion in the AHL and NHL (four times), earned a place in the Hall of Fame, won the Memorial Cup with the Remparts and was Coach of the Year with the Avalanche.

And now we can add the title of Q.

We all understand how important this title is to him. And even though Roy is no doubt back at the drawing board this morning to prepare for the upcoming games in Kamloops, he knows how important yesterday’s victory was for the people of Quebec City.

Otherwise, he wouldn’t be back in junior.

For Quebec City fans, every opportunity is an opportunity to prove that the city can host NHL field hockey. Extraordinary playoff crowds are a good example.

And yesterday, fans took advantage of the club’s return from Halifax, in the middle of the night, to give the club a proper welcome.

As you can see from the images, the mass was well attended. QMJHL fans were happy to see their club return with the trophy at the end of their arms.

It’s not in Arizona that- ah pis laissez faire.

Unfortunately, as long as Gary Bettman is at the helm of the NHL, efforts on the other side of 20 will be in vain, as the commissioner has no intention of making room for Quebec City.

And that’s despite the fact that the last few weeks have proven many things.

In bursts

– Attention all interested parties.

– Indeed.

– Jaromir Jagr was in Pittsburgh. [HF]

– Good point.

– Shameful.

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