Laval Titan

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Laval Titan
Laval Titan.png
City Laval, Quebec
League Q.M.J.H.L.
Operated 1971 (1971) to 1998
Home arena Colisée de Laval
Franchise history
1969–71 Rosemont National
1971–79 Laval National
1979–85 Laval Voisins
1985–94 Laval Titan
1994–98 Laval Titan Collège Français
1998–present Acadie-Bathurst Titan

The Laval Titan was one of the names used by a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League franchise that played in Laval, Quebec, between 1971 and 1998.

History[edit]

The Rosemont National began in the 1969–70 QMJHL season as one of the founding franchises of the QMJHL, playing in the Montreal borough of Rosemont, Quebec at the Paul Sauvé Arena. After only two seasons in Rosemont the team moved to Laval, Quebec, where they would play the next 27 years under a multitude of names. Laval National was the team's original name, but they were renamed the Laval Voisins (meaning neighbours) in 1979, and then the Titan ("Titans") in 1985.

For the 1994–95 QMJHL season the team was renamed Laval Titan Collège Français, when the Collège Français came aboard as a sponsor, bring some of its management when the Verdun Collège Français folded in the off-season. In 1998, faced with an aging Colisée de Laval and dwindling attendance, the team moved to Bathurst, New Brunswick.

The Titan franchise was one of the most successful in the QMJHL during their time in the league, winning the President's Cup four times, in 1984, 1989, 1990 and 1993. The team participated in the Memorial Cup five times and made the final once, in 1994, when they hosted the tournament. They lost that year to the Kamloops Blazers.

NHL alumni[edit]

Totals include all incarnations of the Laval franchise.

Bold indicates a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Season-by-season record[edit]

  • Rosemont National (1969–1971)[1]
  • Laval National (1971–1979)[2]
  • Laval Voisins (1979–1985)[3]
  • Laval Titan (1985–1994)[4]
  • Laval Titan Collège Français (1994–1998)[5]

Regular season[edit]

OL = Overtime loss, Pct = Winning percentage
Season Games Won Lost Tied OL Points Pct Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1969–70 56 23 30 3 46 0.438 245 275 3rd, West
1970–71 62 22 39 1 45 0.363 263 353 9th, QMJHL
1971–72 62 9 53 0 18 0.145 224 430 10th, QMJHL
1972–73 64 28 35 1 57 0.445 301 377 6th, QMJHL
1973–74 70 30 37 3 63 0.450 362 425 4th, West
1974–75 72 26 39 7 59 0.410 335 401 5th, West
1975–76 72 25 41 6 56 0.389 310 358 5th, West
1976–77 72 26 35 11 63 0.438 325 363 3rd, Lebel
1977–78 72 35 26 11 81 0.562 435 362 3rd, Lebel
1978–79 72 22 43 7 51 0.354 316 469 4th, Lebel
1979–80 72 13 52 7 33 0.229 265 499 5th, Lebel
1980–81 72 21 49 2 44 0.306 293 396 5th, Lebel
1981–82 64 30 33 1 61 0.477 298 326 7th, QMJHL
1982–83 70 53 17 0 106 0.757 452 305 1st, Lebel
1983–84 70 54 16 0 108 0.771 527 289 1st, Lebel
1984–85 68 28 35 1 4 61 0.419 314 358 4th, Lebel
1985–86 72 37 34 1 75 0.521 406 386 3rd, Lebel
1986–87 70 34 32 4 72 0.514 377 340 2nd, Lebel
1987–88 70 43 25 2 88 0.629 385 346 2nd, Lebel
1988–89 70 43 26 1 87 0.621 361 292 2nd, QMJHL
1989–90 70 37 30 3 77 0.550 332 274 5th, QMJHL
1990–91 70 37 30 3 77 0.550 273 242 3rd, Lebel
1991–92 70 38 27 5 81 0.579 306 276 3rd, Lebel
1992–93 70 43 25 2 88 0.629 367 277 1st, Lebel
1993–94 72 49 22 1 99 0.688 346 247 1st, Lebel
1994–95 72 48 22 2 98 0.681 302 232 1st, Lebel
1995–96 70 14 54 2 30 0.214 219 404 7th, Lebel
1996–97 70 27 40 3 57 0.407 260 314 5th, Lebel
1997–98 70 37 28 5 79 0.564 276 220 5th, Lebel

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