A new team in the Junior AAA Hockey League
The Laval VC will join the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League (LHJAAAQ) for the new season that has just been launched. A season which will also be marked by increased monitoring of the physical health of the players and an international stay.
The LHJAAAQ launched its 2022-2023 season at a press conference held at the Maison du loisirs et des sports du Québec in Saint-Léonard on September 8. The first games will take place tomorrow, September 9.
“The puck falls on a normal first season,” said Kevin Figsby, commissioner of the LJHAAAQ, enthused by a return to normal after two years marked by COVID-19. “We are going to support our players well this year,” he added.
This year, new opportunities will also be offered to the players, who will leave, among other things, for a stay in Europe during which they will face French and Swiss teams in the cities of Basel, Mulhouse, Colmar and Strasbourg.
The integration of VC de Laval, a hockey team coached by Michel Barette, brings the number of league teams to thirteen for 2022-2023. Among these, two are located on the island of Montreal, namely the Montreal Phoenix and the Montreal East Rangers.
The LJHAAAQ also took advantage of the press conference to announce that an LHJQ television channel would be created to allow fans to watch “the highlights of each game”. Details are coming soon.