By Emilie Hackett, Special to The Record – Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) commissioner Gilles Courteau traveled to Sherbrooke for the weekend to celebrate the league’s 50th anniversary. In an interview with The Record, Courteau noted that the league has come a long way since his arrival as a scorekeeper in 1975. The league is now composed of 18 teams of players are mostly between 16 and 19 years old. “These teenagers,” he said, “are on the brink of becoming young adults, and need to be properly surrounded in order to ensure they become well rounded players, students, and citizens.” Courteau said that the league has put in place tailored “sports-études” programs which help balance life as a hockey player and as a student. “It’s important to recognize that each player learns differently and has different interests,” Courteau added. See full story in the Monday, Dec. 3 edition of The Record.