Centre Bionest de Shawinigan

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Centre Bionest
"Centre Bionest de Shawinigan"
Centre Bionest.jpg
Location 1200, Avenue des Cèdres
Shawinigan, Quebec G9N 1P6
Owner Shawinigan, Quebec
Capacity Hockey: 5,195
Surface 200' X 100' or 85' (rectractable)
Opened December 27, 2008
Tenants
Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
(2008–present)

The Centre Bionest or Centre Bionest de Shawinigan is a 4,125-seat multi-purpose arena in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada that opened on December 27, 2008 and has been the home of the Shawinigan Cataractes since 2008. When the Shawinigan Cataractes played their first-ever game in their new state-of-the-art facility, the game sold out with 4,112 spectators in attendance. The Cataractes won 5–1 against the Junior de Montreal. The team departed from the historic Aréna Jacques Plante after their last game there on December 18, 2008 of the same year.

Events[edit]

On May 5, 2009, the Shawinigan Cataractes hosted their first QMJHL President Cup Finals game in 38 years and their first in the new arena. The area hosted the MasterCard Memorial Cup from May 18 to May 27, 2012. On May 27, 2012, the Shawinigan Cataractes defeated the London Knights 2-1 in overtime to capture the MasterCard Memorial Cup, and also become just the second team in CHL history as the host team to win.

Tenants[edit]

Retired jerseys[edit]

The following numbers have been retired by the Cataractes (positions in parentheses) and hang from the rafters:

  • 7 Michel Brière (F) Shawinigan Bruins (original team name)
  • 14 Benoit Plouffe (F) Shawinigan Dynamos (team name change)
  • 18 Marcel Giguère (F) Shawinigan Cataractes (present team name)
  • 26 Dean Bergeron (F)
  • 17 Patrice Lefebvre (F)
  • 27 Stephan Lebeau (F)
  • 33 Patrick Lalime (G)
  • 21 Marc-André Bergeron (D)
  • 19 Stephane Robidas (D)

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Coordinates: 46°32′30″N 72°44′44″W / 46.54175°N 72.7455°W / 46.54175; -72.745546.54175, -72.7455