2007–08 QMJHL season

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The 2007–08 QMJHL season was the 39th season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. At the season-opening press conference, the QMJHL announced in partnership with Telus, all 630 regular season games would be available by internet broadcast.[1][2] The regular season started on September 13, 2007, and concluded on March 16, 2008. Eighteen teams played 70 games each. The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies finished first overall in the regular season winning their first Jean Rougeau Trophy. They would go on to win 12 straight playoff games, before losing in 5 games in the finals to the Gatineau Olympiques, who captured their seventh President's Cup, and third in the last 6 seasons.

Final standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime loss; SL = Shootout loss; PTS = Points; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; x = Clinched playoff berth; y = Clinched division title

Telus Division GP W L OTL SL Pts GF GA
y Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 70 47 20 2 1 97 294 238
x Baie-Comeau Drakkar 70 45 19 2 4 96 249 210
x Gatineau Olympiques 70 43 19 6 2 94 272 209
x Chicoutimi Saguenéens 70 37 25 2 6 82 235 203
x Quebec Remparts 70 38 28 1 3 80 256 225
x Shawinigan Cataractes 70 33 33 0 4 70 226 241
x Rimouski Océanic 70 33 36 1 0 67 227 235
x Val-d'Or Foreurs 70 27 34 3 6 63 203 264
x Victoriaville Tigres 70 29 37 2 2 62 224 276
Drummondville Voltigeurs 70 14 51 2 3 33 177 293
Eastern Division GP W L OTL SL Pts GF GA
y Halifax Mooseheads 70 42 23 0 5 89 278 241
x Saint John Sea Dogs 70 41 22 4 3 89 265 238
x Acadie-Bathurst Titan 70 41 25 2 2 86 289 241
x Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 70 40 24 3 3 86 242 230
x Lewiston Maineiacs 70 37 26 5 2 81 222 212
x St. John's Fog Devils 70 32 30 1 7 72 217 225
x P.E.I. Rocket 70 30 36 2 2 64 243 287
Moncton Wildcats 70 21 34 5 10 57 191 242

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Mathieu Perreault Acadie-Bathurst Titan 65 34 80 114 61
Claude Giroux Gatineau Olympiques 55 38 68 106 37
Francis Paré Chicoutimi Saguenéens 69 54 48 102 54
Jakub Voracek Halifax Mooseheads 53 33 68 101 42
Dean Ouellet Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 70 43 54 97 57
Christopher DiDomenico Saint John Sea Dogs 70 39 56 95 103
Matthew Pistilli Gatineau Olympiques 63 37 56 93 51
Francois Bouchard Baie-Comeau Drakkar 68 36 56 92 70
Brett Morrison Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 65 39 52 91 60
Geoff Walker P.E.I. Rocket 69 38 52 90 52

Goaltending leaders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; Mins = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; GA = Goals allowed; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player Team GP Mins W L GA SO Sv% GAA
Bobby Nadeau Chicoutimi Saguenéens 46 2528 20 20 111 3 0.899 2.63
Jonathan Bernier Lewiston Maineiacs 34 2024 18 15 92 0 0.908 2.73
Ryan Mior Gatineau Olympiques 54 2943 30 20 136 6 0.900 2.77
Marco Cousineau Baie-Comeau Drakkar 58 3226 34 19 151 4 0.903 2.81
Peter Delmas Lewiston Maineiacs 34 1987 17 17 94 0 0.903 2.84

Canada-Russia Challenge[edit]

The 2007 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge was hosted by the Chicoutimi Saguenéens and the Gatineau Olympiques. On November 19, 2007, the Russian Selects defeated the QMJHL All-stars 6–4 at the Centre Georges-Vézina. On November 21, 2007, the QMJHL All-stars defeated the Russian Selects 3–2 at the Robert Guertin Centre. Since the tournament began in 2003, the QMJHL All-stars have won six games, the Russian Selects have four wins.

Playoffs[edit]

The top nine teams from the Telus division, and top seven teams from the Eastern division qualified for the playoffs. The ninth place team in the Telus division qualified in the Eastern division, and ranked by regular season points. All series will be best-of-seven. Divisions will cross over in the semifinals.

Overview[edit]

Division quarterfinals Division semifinals Semifinals Finals
                       
E1 Halifax 4
E8 Victoriaville 2
E1 Halifax 4
E4 Cape Breton 1
E4 Cape Breton 4
E5 Lewiston 2
E1 Halifax 0
Eastern Division
T3 Gatineau 4
E2 Saint John 4
E7 P.E.I. 0
E2 Saint John 4
E3 Acadie-Bathurst 2
E3 Acadie-Bathurst 4
E6 St. John's 2
T3 Gatineau 4
T1 Rouyn-Noranda 1
T1 Rouyn-Noranda 4
T8 Val-d'Or 0
T1 Rouyn-Noranda 4
T7 Rimouski 0
T2 Baie-Comeau 1
T7 Rimouski 4
T1 Rouyn-Noranda 4
Telus Division
E2 Saint John 0
T3 Gatineau 4
T6 Shawinigan 1
T3 Gatineau 4
T5 Québec 1
T4 Chicoutimi 2
T5 Québec 4

Victoriaville seeded 8th in Eastern division.

Division quarterfinals[edit]

Telus Division[edit]

Rouyn-Noranda vs. Val-d'Or
Date Away Home
March 21 Val-d'Or 3 8 Rouyn-Noranda
March 22 Val-d'Or 0 9 Rouyn-Noranda
March 25 Rouyn-Noranda 6 1 Val-d'Or
March 26 (OT) Rouyn-Noranda 5 4 Val-d'Or
Rouyn-Noranda wins 4–0
Baie-Comeau vs. Rimouski
Date Away Home
March 22 Rimouski 3 0 Baie-Comeau
March 23 Rimouski 2 5 Baie-Comeau
March 25 Baie-Comeau 1 2 Rimouski (OT)
March 27 Baie-Comeau 1 3 Rimouski
March 29 Rimouski 5 2 Baie-Comeau
Rimouski wins 4–1
Gatineau vs. Shawinigan
Date Away Home
March 21 Shawinigan 3 4 Gatineau
March 22 Shawinigan 3 9 Gatineau
March 25 Gatineau 1 5 Shawinigan
March 26 Gatineau 6 2 Shawinigan
March 28 Shawinigan 2 5 Gatineau
Gatineau wins 4–1
Chicoutimi vs. Québec
Date Away Home
March 21 (OT) Québec 2 1 Chicoutimi
March 22 Québec 1 10 Chicoutimi
March 25 Chicoutimi 1 6 Québec
March 26 Chicoutimi 1 5 Québec
March 28 Québec 1 7 Chicoutimi
March 31 Chicoutimi 1 3 Québec
Québec wins 4–2

Eastern Division[edit]

Halifax vs. Victoriaville
Date Away Home
March 21 Victoriaville 2 6 Halifax
March 22 Victoriaville 1 11 Halifax
March 26 Halifax 1 3 Victoriaville
March 27 Halifax 2 3 Victoriaville
March 29 Halifax 7 2 Victoriaville
March 31 Victoriaville 0 7 Halifax
Halifax wins 4–2
Saint John vs. P.E.I.
Date Away Home
March 21 P.E.I. 4 10 Saint John
March 22 P.E.I. 3 7 Saint John
March 25 Saint John 6 4 P.E.I.
March 26 Saint John 6 3 P.E.I.
Saint John wins 4–0
Acadie-Bathurst vs. St. John's
Date Away Home
March 21 St. John's 5 8 Acadie-Bathurst
March 22 St. John's 4 5 Acadie-Bathurst
March 25 Acadie-Bathurst 5 6 St. John's
March 26 Acadie-Bathurst 1 6 St. John's
March 28 Acadie-Bathurst 7 2 St. John's
March 31 St. John's 3 4 Acadie-Bathurst
Acadie-Bathurst wins 4–2
Cape Breton vs. Lewiston
Date Away Home
March 21 Lewiston 3 8 Cape Breton
March 22 Lewiston 0 3 Cape Breton
March 25 Cape Breton 1 2 Lewiston
March 26 Cape Breton 4 1 Lewiston
March 28 Cape Breton 2 5 Lewiston
March 31 Lewiston 1 2 Cape Breton (OT)
Cape Breton wins 4–2

Division semifinals[edit]

Telus Division[edit]

Rouyn-Noranda vs. Rimouski
Date Away Home
April 4 Rimouski 3 4 Rouyn-Noranda (OT)
April 5 Rimouski 1 2 Rouyn-Noranda (OT2)
April 8 Rouyn-Noranda 4 3 Rimouski
April 9 Rouyn-Noranda 6 1 Rimouski
Rouyn-Noranda wins 4–0
Gatineau vs. Québec
Date Away Home
April 4 Québec 1 3 Gatineau
April 5 Québec 2 5 Gatineau
April 8 Gatineau 6 2 Québec
April 9 Gatineau 4 8 Québec
April 11 Québec 2 5 Gatineau
Gatineau wins 4–1

Eastern Division[edit]

Halifax vs. Cape Breton
Date Away Home
April 4 Cape Breton 2 4 Halifax
April 5 Cape Breton 4 5 Halifax
April 8 (OT3) Halifax 4 3 Cape Breton
April 9 Halifax 3 4 Cape Breton (OT)
April 11 Cape Breton 2 5 Halifax
Halifax wins 4–1
Saint John vs. Acadie-Bathurst
Date Away Home
April 4 Acadie-Bathurst 3 4 Saint John
April 5 Acadie-Bathurst 2 5 Saint John
April 8 Saint John 2 4 Acadie-Bathurst
April 9 Saint John 5 0 Acadie-Bathurst
April 12 Acadie-Bathurst 6 4 Saint John
April 13 (OT) Saint John 5 4 Acadie-Bathurst
Saint John wins 4–2

Finals[edit]

Rouyn-Noranda vs. Saint John
Date Away Home
April 18 Saint John 3 5 Rouyn-Noranda
April 19 Saint John 5 7 Rouyn-Noranda
April 22 Rouyn-Noranda 8 1 Saint John
April 23 Rouyn-Noranda 5 4 Saint John
Rouyn-Noranda wins 4–0
Halifax vs. Gatineau
Date Away Home
April 19 (OT) Gatineau 2 1 Halifax
April 20 (OT2) Gatineau 4 3 Halifax
April 23 Halifax 1 6 Gatineau
April 24 Halifax 2 5 Gatineau
Gatineau wins 4–0

QMJHL Championship[edit]

Rouyn-Noranda vs. Gatineau
Date Away Home
May 2 Gatineau 3 2 Rouyn-Noranda
May 3 Gatineau 1 6 Rouyn-Noranda
May 6 Rouyn-Noranda 4 5 Gatineau (OT)
May 7 Rouyn-Noranda 1 2 Gatineau
May 9 Gatineau 7 3 Rouyn-Noranda
Gatineau wins 4–1

All-star teams[edit]

First team
Second team
Rookie team

Trophies and awards[edit]

Team
Player
Executive

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2006–07 QMJHL season
QMJHL seasons Succeeded by
2008–09 QMJHL season