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QMJHL moves 7 teams to bubble in Quebec City over COVID-19 concerns

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The QMJHL has announced seven teams located in COVID-19 red zones will assemble a protected environment in Quebec City for 10 days.

The Gatineau Olympiques, Drummondville Voltiguers, Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, Victoriaville Tigres, Shawinigan Cataractes, Chicoutimi Sagueneens, and Quebec Remparts will station themselves accordingly at the Videotron Centre from Nov. 17-27.

Each team will play six regular-season games.

The move comes at the recommendation of Quebec Public Health officials. The province reported its highest ever daily increase of COVID-19 cases on Sunday with 1,397.

The QMJHL is the only branch of the CHL to have begun its 2020-21 campaign. The schedule started in October and there have already been outbreaks on multiple teams.

The WHL is scheduled to return Jan. 8, while the OHL is targeting Feb. 4 for its resumption.

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