Dragons de Rouen

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Dragons de Rouen
Dragon de Rouen logo.png
Full name

Rouen Hockey Élite 76

  • Rouen Hockey Élite (1996-07)
  • Rouen Hockey Club (1982-96)
Nickname(s) Dragons
Founded 1982
Based in Rouen France
Arena Patinoire Île Lacroix
(capacity: 2747)
League Ligue Magnus
1985-Present
Team colors          
President France Thierry Chaix
GM Canada Guy Fournier
Head coach France Rodolphe Garnier
Assistant coaches France Julien Guimard
Captain Canada Marc-Andre Thinel
Affiliates Dragons de Rouen II
Website Les Dragons

Rouen Hockey Élite 76 is a French ice hockey team based in Rouen playing in the Ligue Magnus. The team is also known as "Dragons de Rouen" (Rouen Dragons).

The team was founded in 1982 and plays home games at the Île Lacroix.

History[edit]

Only 3 years after its foundation, the club, then named RHC (Rouen Hockey Club), reached the French elite championship in 1985 and has since maintained at this level, being the second club with the most consecutive years at this level, only behind Amiens.

Rouen won its first French league title in 1990 and then appeared in 7 consecutive finals, winning the title in 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995 while finishing runner-up in 1991 and 1996.

During that era, the club enjoyed much success, participating in European tournament, and winning the Cup of the European Leagues in 1996 and the Atlantic league in 1995 and 1996.

Rouen had less success in the second part of the 1990s, but since then, has come back to winning ways. The team won another 8 French league titles in 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

During the 2005-2006 season, the team achieved the rare feat of being unbeaten, winning all of their regular season matches except one tie and sweeping their opponents in the playoffs.

With 13 titles, Rouen in the third city with most elite championship titles trailing only Chamonix (30 titles) and Paris (18), although Paris won its titles with 8 different teams.

Trophies and awards[edit]

France

- Ligue Magnus (French Championship): 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

- French Cup: 2002, 2004, 2005, 2011

- League Cup: 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014

Europe

- Cup of European Leagues: 1996

- Atlantic league: 1995, 1996

- IIHF Continental Cup: 2012

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