The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is proud to announce that 74 of its student-athletes were able to graduate from their school program over the course of the 2020-21 season. These diploma recipients include 34 players who graduated from high school, 26 players who received their high school diploma (D.E.S.) and 14 college graduates (DEC).
Like all Canadian students, the school year for QMJHL players was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. They had to adapt to online learning in order to continue their studies in high school, CEGEP or university. It took a lot of organization, motivation and perseverance to keep putting the necessary efforts into their studies, all while having to adjust to a very unique hockey season.
“We would like to congratulate them for the discipline and perseverance they have shown this year,” said Natacha Llorens, Director of player services for the QMJHL. “It is also important to underline the extraordinary work of the education coordinators of the teams and of the teachers who have supported and accompanied them in their studies. These efforts will allow the student-athletes to continue their education, while some graduate to the next level. We must also highlight the players’ excellent success rate, which is higher than that of regular students, who do not have the same constraints as QMJHL players.”
For anyone interested in making a donation to the QMJHL Foundation to help student-athletes in the pursuit of their studies, you can do so by CLICKING HERE. A tax receipt will be sent to you for any amount of $20 or more.
Here is the list of all QMJHL graduates from the 2020-21 season:
Cole Huckins: High school diploma
Zach Biggar: High school diploma
Riley Kidney: High school diploma
Jacob Melanson: High school diploma
David Doucet: High school diploma
Frank Jenkins: High school diploma
Marc Andre Gaudet: High school diploma
Nathaël Roy : DEC – Natural Sciences
Mathys Poulin: D.E.S.
Olivier Ciarlo: D.E.S.
Anthony Lavoie: D.E.S.
Félix Gagnon: D.E.S.
Léo St-Michel: D.E.S.
Justin Sullivan: D.E.S.
Nathan Lavoie : DEC – Natural Sciences
Thomas Lacombe: High school diploma
Cape Breton Eagles
François-James Buteau: D.E.S.
Connor Trenholm: High school diploma
Jacob Squires: High school diploma
Jack Campbell: High school diploma
Zach Welsh: High school diploma
David Cooper: High school diploma
Logan Camp: High school diploma
Patrick Guay: High school diploma
Thomas Lachapelle: D.E.S.
Alexis Shank: DEC – Natural Sciences
Vincent Lévesque : DEC – Natural Sciences
Alexandre Lamarre: D.E.S.
Simon Gaul: D.E.S.
Maveric Lamoureux: D.E.S.
Justin Côté: D.E.S.
Tristan Luneau: D.E.S.
Antonin Verreault: D.E.S.
Noah Warren: D.E.S.
Manix Landry: High school diploma
Dominic Leblanc: High school diploma
Cole Foston: High school diploma
Cameron Whynot: High school diploma
Keegan Hunt: High school diploma
Brady James: High school diploma
Alexandre Tessier: High school diploma
Robert Orr: High school diploma
Zachary L’Heureux: High school diploma
Nicolas Pavan: High school diploma
Alexis Daniel: High school diploma
Dominic LeBlanc: High school diploma
Nicolas Sheehan: High school diploma
Vincent Filion: D.E.S.
Nathan Gaucher : D.E.S.
Jacob Mathieu: D.E.S.
Émile Lambert: D.E.S.
Alexandre Lefebvre: D.E.S.
Simon Maltais: High school diploma
Jared Cosman: High school diploma
Louis-Philippe Fontaine: D.E.S.
Saint John Sea Dogs
Charles Savoie: High school diploma
Cameron MacDonald: High school diploma
Carter McCluskey: High school diploma
Félix-Olivier Chouinard: DEC – Natural Sciences (will graduate at the conclusion of his Cégep à distance course)
Isaac Ménard: D.E.S.
Angus Booth: D.E.S.
Julien Anctil: DEC – Computer Science and Math
Olivier Crête-Belzile: DEC – Natural Sciences
Jean-Raphaël Roy: D.E.S.
Zachary Lessard: D.E.S.
Gabriel Villeneuve: DEC – Social Science
Edouard Saint-Laurent: DEC – Social Science
Justin Ducharme: DEC – Social Science (will graduate at the conclusion of his summer course)
Xavier Bernard: DEC – Social Science (will graduate at the conclusion of his summer courses)
Pier-Olivier Roy : D.E.S.
Brooklyn Kalmikov: High school diploma
Alexis Arsenault: DEC – Social Science
Conor Frenette: DEC – Natural Sciences
Vincent Sévigny: DEC – Natural Sciences