At the last meeting of the Assembly of Members, it supported the creation of three events that fall under the umbrella of the QMJHL Cup. These competitions will hold the best hopes for the QMJHL selection season.
The main objectives of the QMJHL Cup are as follows:
Create a window of visibility for players from Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador;
make candidates and their parents aware of the values and programs of the circuit;
Bring together the best prospects in one place and play them in a competitive environment;
Provide employers of QMJHL teams an opportunity for evaluation;
Provide Hockey Canada an opportunity to be assessed for your U17 program.
The first round of the QMJHL Cup will take place from December 16 to 19 during the M18 AAA Challenge in Saguenay. The event will feature six teams: two teams to represent the best U15 prospects selected by Hockey Quebec and four teams composed of the 80 best prospects born from the LHEQ and RSEQ leagues in 2006. The player will be selected in collaboration with Hockey Quebec as well as the QMJHL Recruitment Support Center (CSR).
The second half of the QMJHL Cup will take place on February 3-6 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Each branch of the Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador) will produce a roster that includes the best U16 players in their region.
The final leg will take place from 27 April to 1 May at the Sports Rousseau Center of Excellence in Boisbriand. The competition will bring together the 40 best prospects from the Atlantic provinces, who will be assigned to two different teams, while the 80 best players from Quebec will be divided into four teams. This third event will be the last opportunity for scouts to assess players in action ahead of the QMJHL selection season.
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