On this week's edition of The Hockey News on the 'Q' with Will MacLaren and Jamie Tozer:
- The QMJHL has appointed a new commissioner. Mario Cecchini assumes the role on May 8 after fulfilling his duties as president of the CFL Montreal Alouettes. How might Cecchini use his combination of executive experience in both sports and media to mold the league's future?
- Stephen Quirk, the QMJHL player named as a plaintiff in the recent attempted class-action lawsuit against the CHL, has spoken to the media for the first time. Will his bravery and comments compel others to tell their stories? Will this story gain further traction, particularly in the English media?
- With six games remaining for each of the top four clubs in the 'Q,' first place in each conference - and first place overall - has yet to be decided. Will the Jean Rougeau Trophy land in Quebec, Halifax, Gatineau or Sherbrooke this year?
- Banners may fly forever, but are all banners created equal? Will and Jamie discuss the merits of teams hoisting "Memorial Cup finalist" banners.
- The Dallas Stars have no drafted players currently playing in the 'Q,' nor are there any alumni on its NHL roster. However, that latter point may change soon with 2022 QMJHL playoff MVP Mavrik Bourque producing in the AHL.
- The 2023 NHL draft prospect of the week is Mael St-Denis. He has battled injuries in his second QMJHL season, but the two-way center has caught the attention of scouts while in the Rimouski Oceanic lineup.
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