QMJHL: Halifax signs former Robert Morris forward

Posted on August 18, 2021

Former Robert Morris forward David Lafrance has signed in the QMJHL with the Halifax Mooseheads for the upcoming season. Lafrance is a 20-year-old and has one season of eligibility left. General Manager Cam Russell said Lafrance will be on the roster when the regular season opens in October. He joins forward Zack Jones and fellow defenceman…

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FREE: Creed Jones Returns to Rimouski

Posted on January 28, 2021

On the eve of the league reopening, there was one final roster move in teh QMJHL on Thursday. The Rimouski Oceanic came to terms with goaltender Creed Jones, reuniting him with the organization after he played a stint with the team last season. Jones, 20, started this season with the Saint John Sea Dogs. Jones…

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FREE: Player Movement in the Q Ahead of Season Restart

Posted on January 27, 2021

Player movement is alive and well in the QMJHL despite so few games being played. The Shawinigan Cataractes announced on Wednesday that they had acquired forward Jordan Briere on waivers along with 2002-born forward Maximilien Ledoux. Briere is a 2001-born center who had five points in 13 games with Val-d’Or Foreurs this season. Last season…

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WHL: Seattle and Edmonton Trade Import Players

Posted on January 25, 2021

The on-ice season in the WHL still hasn’t started yet but the off-ice season is in full swing. The Seattle Thunderbirds and Edmonton Oil Kings completed a trade on Monday, swapping import players. The Oil Kings acquired defenseman Simon Kubicek from the Thunderbirds as well as a conditional pick in the 2023 WHL Draft, in…

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Modifications to Schedules Across the CHL

Posted on December 23, 2020

Earlier this week, the QMJHL announced that the schedule has been paused until the middle of January, when it’s possible the league returns in a pod format. Four cities will likely host games from Jan. 22-24. There will be more pod games beginning on Jan. 29. Additionally, the OHL announced this week that their regular-season…

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QMJHL Announces Playoff Modifications

Posted on December 23, 2020

The QMJHL announced today that all 18 teams will qualify for the postseason due to the scheduling impacts created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Realizing that teams will play an uneven number of games, the league will use points percentage to determine standings along with qualifying every team for the postseason. The league said that the…

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QMJHL Announces Pause Until Jan. 3

Posted on November 30, 2020

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League announced that the league is pausing its activities through January 3. Teams were informed of the decision earlier on Monday. “The current situation with the pandemic in the regions in which we operate makes it extremely difficult to play games,” said QMJHL Commissioner Gilles Courteau. “With the Holidays just…

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QMJHL Announces Oct. 1 Start In Pods

Posted on August 17, 2020

The QMJHL announced that it is planning to return to play on October 1, 2020. The QMJHL will be the first CHL league to begin play, following announcements from the OHL (Dec. 1) and starting one day earlier than the WHL (Oct. 2). The regular season will feature a 60-game schedule with the teams split…

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Quebec Remparts to Sign Two Finnish Players

Posted on July 22, 2020

The Quebec Remparts selected Viljami Marvala and Aapo Siivonen in the CHL Import Draft last month, and the two Finnish-born players will reportedly sign deals with the club; if they do, they will become the first two Finnish players in Remparts history, per a report from the CBC. Remparts head Patrick Roy had talks with…

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Pair of Russian Imports Sign CHL Deals in QMJHL, OHL

Posted on July 7, 2020

The Moncton Wildcats announced on Tuesday that they had signed Maxim Barbashev, a Russian forward with Atlant Mytishchi U17. Barbashev was selected with the 50th overall pick in the CHL Import Draft this past spring. tallied 19 points in 19 games with Atlant, while also serving as an assistant captain. He was called up to the…

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