QMJHL games: economic benefits that should not be overlooked

QMJHL games: economic benefits that should not be overlooked

The action will resume next month in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (LHJMQ) and for the Saguenéens de Chicoutimi, this is excellent news, especially since the economic spinoffs will certainly be significant, the Saguenéens evaluating them between $ 500,000 and $ 700,000.

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A bubble will thus be formed for a first phase, from January 22 to 24, at the Center Georges-Vézina in Saguenay, then another, scheduled from January 29 to February 6.

For the Association Hôtellerie Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, this presence of QMJHL hockey players is welcome in these times of pandemic. According to her, this will ensure the work of people in place in hotels.

However, in the eyes of the Saguenéens director of operations, Serge Proulx, the challenge is great at the logistical level. At the height of these days of action, four teams will be present at the arena. Thus, two changing rooms for the players are necessary per organization, while three hotel establishments will be used. A full floor will be reserved for each training and meals will be offered inside rooms specially designed for the clubs on site.

Also, the Saguenéens hope to host other meetings in February, March or April. Spectators will be able to follow the action live on the internet.

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