It is with great pleasure that the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League unveils it’s 2017 preseason schedule. The QMJHL is particularly proud to announce that games will be played in different markets this year including: Ancienne-Lorette, Bécancour, Lantz, Quispamsis, Joliette, Matane, Bouctouche, to name a few.
For a second season, the League set up pre-camps before the main camps which begin on Tuesday, August 22. From August 17 to 20, Moncton, Sherbrooke, Chicoutimi and Shawinigan will host a pre-camp in their respective cities with the exception of Sherbrooke which will hold their event in Lennoxville, Quebec. The goal is to enable our teams to evaluate players from their organizations against other organizations and subsequently be able to make a selection of players that can be invited to the regular camp. In Moncton, the Wildcats will host the following teams, BAT-CAP-CHA-HAL-SNB, the Phoenix will host BLB-VDO-GAT, in Lennoxville, the Saguenéens will welcome BAC-QUE-RIM and finally in Shawinigan, the Cataractes will host ROU-VIC-DRU.
The preseason schedule begins Thursday, August 17 and will end Thursday, September 17. The first game of the regular season with be held on Thursday, September 21, where the Halifax Mooseheads will face the 2016 President Cup Champions Saint John Sea Dogs.
You can view the full schedule here.