1971–72 QMJHL season

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The 1971–72 QMJHL season was the third season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Ten teams played 62 games each in the schedule. The Cornwall Royals finished first place in the regular season, and won the President's Cup, defeating the Quebec Remparts in the finals. The Royals won the 1972 Memorial Cup, representing the QMJHL at the first Memorial Cup round-robin tournament.

Team changes[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; Pts = Points; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against

Overall GP W L T Pts GF GA
Cornwall Royals 62 47 13 2 96 361 182
Drummondville Rangers 62 42 18 2 86 304 239
Quebec Remparts 62 39 21 2 80 349 262
Sorel Éperviers 62 38 24 0 76 287 224
Shawinigan Bruins 61 34 24 3 71 290 208
Sherbrooke Castors 62 29 31 2 60 301 294
Trois-Rivières Ducs 62 27 31 4 58 249 252
Verdun Maple Leafs 61 20 40 1 41 252 366
Saint-Jérôme Alouettes 62 16 46 0 32 262 422
Laval National 62 9 53 0 18 224 430

Scoring leaders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Jacques Richard Quebec Remparts 61 71 89 160 100
Noel Desfosses Sorel Éperviers 62 56 77 133 26
Dennis Desgagnes Sorel Éperviers 62 38 93 131 52
Gerry Teeple Cornwall Royals 56 57 71 128 24
Maurice Desfosses Saint-Jérôme Alouettes 60 51 61 112 116
Claude St. Sauveur Sherbrooke Castors 60 53 58 111 97
Denis Patry Drummondville Rangers 62 55 56 111 100
Rejean Giroux Quebec Remparts 57 58 51 109 99
John Martin Shawinigan Bruins 61 52 57 109 50
Richard Grenier Verdun Maple Leafs 61 46 56 102 83

Playoffs[edit]

Jacques Richard was the leading scorer of the playoffs with 37 points (11 goals, 26 assists).

Quarterfinals
  • Cornwall Royals defeated Verdun Maple Leafs 4 games to 0.
  • Drummondville Rangers defeated Trois-Rivières Ducs 4 games to 1.
  • Quebec Remparts defeated Sherbrooke Castors 4 games to 0.
  • Shawinigan Bruins defeated Sorel Éperviers 4 games to 0.
Semifinals
  • Cornwall Royals defeated Shawinigan Bruins 4 games to 1.
  • Quebec Remparts defeated Drummondville Rangers 4 games to 0.
Finals
  • Cornwall Royals defeated Quebec Remparts 4 games to 2, 1 tie.

All-star teams[edit]

First team
Second team

Trophies and awards[edit]

Team
Player

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1970–71 QMJHL season
QMJHL seasons Succeeded by
1972–73 QMJHL season