1977–78 QMJHL season

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The 1977–78 QMJHL season was the ninth season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The league inaugurates two awards, the Robert Lebel Trophy for the team with best goals against average, and the Guy Lafleur Trophy for the Most Valuable Player of the playoffs. Ten teams played 72 games each in the schedule. The Trois-Rivières Draveurs finished first overall in the regular season winning the Jean Rougeau Trophy, and won the President's Cup defeating the Montreal Juniors in the finals.

Team changes[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against

Dilio Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Trois-Rivières Draveurs 72 47 18 7 101 412 252
Sherbrooke Castors 72 41 26 5 87 482 380
Quebec Remparts 72 28 35 9 65 334 339
Chicoutimi Saguenéens 72 16 45 11 43 335 458
Shawinigan Dynamos 72 3 65 4 10 258 687
Lebel Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Cornwall Royals 72 46 18 8 100 404 258
Montreal Juniors 72 41 25 6 88 397 327
Laval National 72 35 26 11 81 435 362
Verdun Éperviers 72 32 31 9 73 378 332
Hull Olympiques 72 34 34 4 72 357 397

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Ron Carter Sherbrooke Castors 71 88 86 174 28
Kevin Reeves Montreal Juniors 72 62 109 171 44
Sylvain Locas Chicoutimi/Sherbrooke 68 83 81 164 138
Mark Green Sherbrooke Castors 71 56 100 156 71
Rick Vaive Sherbrooke Castors 68 76 79 155 199
Denis Pomerleau Hull/Trois-Rivières 73 75 73 148 45
Dan Metivier Hull Olympiques 66 73 75 148 59
Glen Currie Laval National 72 63 82 145 29
Dan Geoffrion Cornwall Royals 71 68 75 143 183
Rick Paterson Cornwall Royals 71 58 80 138 105

Playoffs[edit]

Richard David was the leading scorer of the playoffs with 33 points (17 goals, 16 assists).

Quarterfinals
  • Trois-Rivières Draveurs defeated Quebec Remparts 4 games to 0.
  • Cornwall Royals defeated Hull Olympiques 4 games to 0.
  • Montreal Juniors defeated Verdun Éperviers 4 games to 0.
  • Sherbrooke Castors defeated Laval National 4 games to 0, 1 tie.
Semifinals
  • Trois-Rivières Draveurs defeated Sherbrooke Castors 4 games to 1.
  • Montreal Juniors defeated Cornwall Royals 4 games to 1.
Finals
  • Trois-Rivières Draveurs defeated Montreal Juniors 4 games to 0.

All-star teams[edit]

First team
Second team

Trophies and awards[edit]

Team
Player

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1976–77 QMJHL season
QMJHL seasons Succeeded by
1978–79 QMJHL season