Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin – A school of life
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) is launching today a series of videos in relation to its social responsibility report published in 2011. The Web series focuses on the involvement of the League’s players in their communities and in its school program.
The series will comprise a total of eight videos, including four that are currently online, featuring several teams and players from the QMJHL in Quebec and the Maritimes. Four others will be posted at the start of the 2013-2014 season. The first four feature Xavier Ouellet from the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, Frédérik Gauthier from the Rimouski Océanic, Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin from the Halifax Mooseheads, Alex and Allain Saulnier from the Moncton Wildcats.
“Although the QMJHL is known and recognized as a credible organization in the world of hockey, it wants to raise awareness of other components of its mission,” said Gilles Courteau, the QMJHL’s commissioner. “In the past season, all the League’s teams contributed to supporting local organizations in their communities, and we wanted to set up a program to highlight these important contributions. Moreover, continuing education and academic success are a priority for our teams. The League ensures that students benefit from solid guidance and judicious counsel throughout their time in the League.”
Many players from all the teams visit schools and meet with elementary and secondary school students to encourage them to stay in school. Some are also involved in organizations that work with children, while others support the local activities of various organizations.