1978–79 QMJHL season

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Redesigned 10th anniversary logo.

The 1978–79 QMJHL season was the tenth season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The QMJHL unveils a new logo for its tenth anniversary, using the letters of league's French acronym shaped as an ice skate. Ten teams played 72 games each in the schedule. The Trois-Rivières Draveurs finished first overall in the regular season winning their second consecutive Jean Rougeau Trophy, and defended their President's Cup title defeating the Sherbrooke Castors 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 58 8 6 122 527 233
Sherbrooke Castors 72 45 21 6 96 406 291
Quebec Remparts 72 28 31 13 69 324 339
Chicoutimi Saguenéens 72 26 36 10 62 337 346
Shawinigan Cataractes 72 24 43 5 53 310 424
Lebel Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Verdun Éperviers 72 41 24 7 89 367 313
Montreal Juniors 72 39 25 8 86 384 291
Cornwall Royals 72 29 36 7 65 361 397
Laval National 72 22 43 7 51 316 469
Hull Olympiques 72 10 55 7 27 262 491

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
J. F. Sauve Trois-Rivières Draveurs 72 65 111 176 31
Denis Savard Montreal Juniors 70 46 112 158 88
Normand Aubin Verdun Éperviers 70 80 69 149 54
Bob Mongrain Trois-Rivières Draveurs 72 66 76 142 55
Guy Carbonneau Chicoutimi Saguenéens 72 62 79 141 47
Pierre Lacroix Trois-Rivières Draveurs 72 37 100 137 57
Bob Crawford Cornwall Royals 65 62 70 132 43
Louis Begin Sherbrooke Castors 72 46 85 131 32
Denis Cyr Montreal Juniors 72 70 56 126 61
Serge Boisvert Sherbrooke Castors 72 50 72 122 45

Playoffs[edit]

J. F. Sauve was the leading scorer of the playoffs with 38 points (19 goals, 19 assists).

Quarterfinals
  • Trois-Rivières Draveurs defeated Shawinigan Cataractes 4 games to 0.
  • Sherbrooke Castors defeated Chicoutimi Saguenéens 4 games to 0.
  • Verdun Éperviers defeated Cornwall Royals 4 games to 3.
  • Montreal Juniors defeated Quebec Remparts 4 games to 2.
Semifinals
  • Trois-Rivières Draveurs defeated Montreal Juniors 4 games to 1.
  • Sherbrooke Castors defeated Verdun Éperviers 4 games to 0.
Finals
  • Trois-Rivières Draveurs defeated Sherbrooke Castors 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
1977–78 QMJHL season
QMJHL seasons Succeeded by
1979–80 QMJHL season