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Hooked on School Days

February 14, 2018 - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) News Release

Boucherville, QC- The QMJHL is proud to be associated, for a second consecutive year, with Hooked on School Days by highlighting the efforts and the perseverance of its players on each team, who so ably reconcile study and play. The league also wishes to highlight the important work of the pedagogical advisors and tutors who accompany the players of the leagues' 18 teams to aid them with their schooling.

Sport can be an important motivator to help some young people to continue their studies. In a recent Léger survey commissioned by the Reseau des Instances regional de concertation (IRC) on school retention and educational success in Quebec, it was shown that taking part in a sport can make a difference: 7% of respondents decided to go back to school and 16% to stay. By making the pursuit of education mandatory, the QMJHL helps to encourage its players to combine sport and education in balance.

"The QMJHL knows that each school career is unique and everything we can do to encourage and support the players is a plus for their success. Team pedagogical advisors play an important role with players because they are there to help them with their studies, motivate them and help them overcome difficulties, "says Natacha Llorens, Director of Player Services for the QMJHL. "We sincerely thank them for their dedication and the mentoring offered to our players".

Here is the list of players who have been chosen as models of scholastic perseverance on their team:

Jeffrey Truchon, Acadie-Bathurst Titan

Louis Jr Tardif, Baie-Comeau Drakkar

Alexandre Alain, Blainville-Boisbriand Armada

Tyler Hylland, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Olivier Desjardins, Charlottetown Islanders

Zachary Boutillier, Chicoutimi Saguenéens

Xavier Bernard, Drummondville Voltigeurs

Pier-Olivier Lacombe, Gatineau Olympiques

Brady Pataki, Moncton Wildcats

Matthew Boucher, Quebec Remparts

Mathieu Bizier, Rimouski Océanic

Jacob Neveu, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies

Landon Quinney, Saint John Sea Dogs

Amélie Bédard, Shawinigan Cataractes

Thomas Grégoire, Sherbrooke Phoenix

David Noël, Val-d'Or Foreurs

Jérémie Beaudin, Victoriaville Tigres

Here is the list of QMJHL educational advisors whose work deserves to be celebrated:

George Willett, Acadie-Bathurst Titan

Marie Meagher, Acadie-Bathurst Titan

James Laviolette, Baie-Comeau Drakkar

Harry Tassy, Blainville-Boisbriand Armada

Ryan MacPherson, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Elie Blondin, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Julie McCabe, Charlottetown Islanders

Kristina Hulton, Charlottetown Islanders

Joanne Leblanc, Chicoutimi Saguenéens

Mathieu Audet, Drummondville Voltigeurs

Scott Danis, Gatineau Olympiques

Sarah Grant, Gatineau Olympiques

Allie MacDonald, Halifax Mooseheads

Lise Doucet, Moncton Wildcats

Simon Tremblay, Quebec Remparts

Rodrigue Landry, Rimouski Océanic

Lucie Landry, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies

Annie Somers, Saint John Sea Dogs

Shelley Rinehart, Saint John Sea Dogs

Amélie Bédard, Shawinigan Cataractes

Clovis Langlois-Boucher, Sherbrooke Phoenix

Josée Frenette, Val-d'Or Foreurs

John Kordan, Val-d'Or Foreurs

Diane Morin, Victoriaville Tigres

Lyne Morin, Victoriaville Tigres

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