Drummondville Voltigeurs

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Drummondville Voltigeurs
Drummondville Voltigeurs.svg
City Drummondville, Quebec
League Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Conference Telus
Division Telus West
Founded 1982
Home arena Centre Marcel Dionne
Colours Black, red, silver and white
                   
General manager Dominic Ricard
Head coach Martin Raymond

Website
www.voltigeurs.ca

The Drummondville Voltigeurs are a junior ice hockey team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The franchise was originally granted for the 1982–83 season, and are based out of Drummondville, Quebec. The team plays its home games at the Centre Marcel Dionne. They won the league's President's Cup in 2009.

History[edit]

Drummondville had a QMJHL team at the foundation of the league in 1969, called the Drummondville Rangers. However, the team folded at the end of the 1973–74 season. In 1982 the city was granted an expansion franchise,[1][2] along with the Longueuil Chevaliers. The team was named for a Quebec-based regiment that fought in the War of 1812, the Canadian Voltigeurs. The Voltigeurs won both the President's Cup and Jean Rougeau Trophy the in 2009.

The Voltigeurs have participated in the Memorial Cup tournament three times. In 1988 and 1991, they participated as the league runner-up and in 2009 as the league champions.[3] In the 2009 Memorial Cup tournament, the Voltigeurs finished second in the round robin, but lost to the Windsor Spitfires in the semi-finals.[4][5]

Championships[edit]

Memorial Cup
President's Cup
Jean Rougeau Trophy
  • 2008–09 112 points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Match historique à Drummondville". La Nouvelle Union. November 26, 2010. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Les Voltigeurs sont champions!". Bell Media. March 13, 2009. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
  3. ^ King, Patrick (25 August 2009). "Memorial Cup: Voltigeurs preview". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Hale, J. (May 23, 2009). "The Junior Report: Windsor Ousts Drummondville in Overtime". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
  5. ^ "Henrique' OT Winner Sends Windsor to Memorial Cap Final". TSN. May 22, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 

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