Brûleurs de Loups

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Brûleurs de loups
Grenoble Bruleurs de loups logo.png
City Grenoble, France
League Ligue Magnus
2000-Present
Founded 1963
Home arena Patinoire Pôle Sud
Colors Blue, Red
         
Website www.bruleursdeloups.com
Franchise history
1963-1972 Grenoble Hockey Club
1972-1992 CSG Grenoble
1992-present Brûleurs de Loups

The Brûleurs de loups (French for Wolf Burners) are a professional ice hockey team that resides in Grenoble, France.

History[edit]

The name comes from an event recorded by Cardinal LeCamus in 1672 at St Christophe en Oisans, see the book from Thomas Pfeiffer, Le Brûleur de loups, Lyon, 2004, and Sur les traces des brûleurs de loups, Paris, 2009. According to the Cardinal, members of his parish became fed up with wolves plaguing and harassing their livestock. One night, peasants cornered a pack into a small section of forest and burned them alive. The story still circulates in Grenoble popular folklore.

Such events were not too uncommon in 17th century France.

The Brûleurs de Loups hockey team is one of the most important of the Ligue Magnus and won the 2009 league. Former Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Cristobal Huet played for Grenoble from the beginning of his career to 1998. He was born in nearby Saint-Martin-d'Hères.

Former players[edit]

Czech Republic
France
Sweden
  • Calle Bergström
Canada

External links[edit]

  • Team homepage (in French)
  • See the book from Pfeiffer Thomas, Le Brûleur de loups, Lyon, Bellier, 2004 who gives the clue of the origin of the Wolf burners.
  • See the book from Pfeiffer Thomas, Sur les traces des brûleurs de loups", Paris, L'Harmattan,2009, again available.