Following the introduction of travel restrictions and discussions with the public health, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League announced on Friday that Val-d’Or would not be a host city for the first round of the President’s Cup playoffs.
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As a result, the series between Forres and Draker de Bai-Comeau, which was to be performed at Val-d’Or, would take place in Drummondville instead. As for the Tigers and Huskies of Rouen-Noranda, they will cross swords in Victoriaville.
The cities of Chicoutimi and Shawinigan will host other series.
Meanwhile, the QMJHL has announced that the 2020-2021 season for the Halifax Mooseheads and Cape Breton Eagles will end on Sunday.
Therefore two teams from Nova Scotia will not participate in the President’s Cup playoffs. The Courto Circuit justified this decision by the delay surrounding the reopening of the “Atlantic Bubble”.
So the New Brunswick teams will face off in a nine-game round robin tournament. The winner of this event will face the Charlottetown Islanders for the Maritimes Division Finals.
“The league will determine the format and timing of the round-robin tournament in the coming days,” the QMJHL said in a statement.
The Maritime Champion will then join the three Quebec clubs for the semi-finals of the playoffs. These will be presented in a single protected environment. Once again the venue and dates of this event are yet to be decided.
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