The Commemorative Cup Championship will be held in the territory of Quebec’s Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) in 2022 after being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event will be held in Kelowna in 2020, where the Rockets were entered by the Western Conference (WHL) and then cancelled. Therefore, the previous edition was held in Halifax in 2019.
“It will be passed on to our alliance. We made an offer in Kelowna this year to see if they were interested, but were rejected. At that time, we decided to follow the rotation procedure and assign the clothing to OHL [la Ligue de l’Ontario], But we cannot hold a competition this year. So we continue to rotate. “
The commissioner also returned to the difficult start of the season. The first game of the campaign was the source of the outbreak of the two teams.
Declaring that more than 7,000 tests have been conducted with members of the touring racing team, Courteau explained that this is a continuous cooperation with the authorities. The contribution of dozens of people to the agreement made it possible to hold a season and knockout.
“I will always remember. The first game, and the only game on the first night, was between the fleets [de Blainville-Boisbriand] And Sherbrooke Phoenix. 48 hours after the start of the first game, the craze: The two teams received several positive blows. I thought, “Wow. This will be a good test for our COVID-19 protocol.”
“We went through all of this, and a few weeks later, we encountered a situation in Drummondville. After that, we put the Quebec region on hold for a few weeks. We started working with the Quebec Public Health Department to see if it was possible Develop in a protected environment. They said yes, we have one in Quebec in November.”
Since QMJHL was the only one of the three Canadian leagues that held the playoffs, this situation was finally resolved.