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 Canada Dominic Ricard
Head coach Canada Mario Duhamel

Website
www.voltigeurs.ca

The Drummondville Voltigeurs ("Infantrymen") 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 have won the league's President's Cup only once, 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. There is no literal translation of the name "Voltigeurs" from French into English, but "Infantrymen" or "Musketeers" captures the essence of it. The Voltigeurs have not enjoyed a tremendous amount of success on the ice in their history, and have only won the President's Cup and Jean Rougeau Trophy once respectively, both 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 1988 they finished last in the round-robin, but in 1991 the team made it to the Cup final, where they lost to the Spokane Chiefs. 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

Team records[edit]

Team records for a single season
Statistic Total Season
Most points 112 2008–09
Most wins 54 2008–09
Most goals for 379 1984–85
Least goals for 176 2002–03
Most goals against 491 1982–83
Individual player records for a single season
Statistic Player Total Season
Most goals René Corbet 79 1992–93
Most assists Ian Laperrière and Daniel Brière 96 1992–93; 1995–96
Most points Daniel Brière 163 1995–96
Most points, rookie Daniel Brière 123 1994–95
Most points, defenseman Steve Duchesne 81 1984–85
Best GAA (goalie) Sylvain Michaud 2.71 2004–05
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played

NHL alumni[edit]

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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