Quebec Aces

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Quebec Aces
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City Quebec City, Quebec
League American Hockey League
Operated 1928–1971
Home arena Quebec Coliseum
Colours Green, White & Red
Affiliates Philadelphia Flyers
Franchise history
1928–1971 Quebec Aces
1971–1976 Richmond Robins
Championships
Division Championships 5 (2 QHL, 3 AHL)

The Quebec Aces, also known in French as Les As de Québec, were an amateur and later a professional men's ice hockey team from Quebec City, Quebec. The Aces were founded in 1928, and played until 1971. The team played home games at the Quebec Coliseum from 1930 to 1971.

The Aces were Allan Cup champions in 1944, while still playing as an amateur team. The Aces turned professional the following season, joining the Quebec Senior Hockey League (1944–1953), Quebec Hockey League (1953–1959) and American Hockey League (1959–1971).

The Aces were league champions of the Quebec Hockey League in 1953–54 and 1956–57, winning the Thomas O'Connell Memorial Trophy. The Aces challenged for the Edinburgh Trophy both seasons, versus the Western Hockey League champions, losing in 1953–54 versus the Calgary Stampeders, and winning in 1956–67 versus the Brandon Regals.

During the team's later years in the AHL, the Aces were the farm club for the Philadelphia Flyers four seasons from 1967 to 1971, giving the early Flyers teams a strong Quebec presence with players such as Andre Lacroix, Jean-Guy Gendron, Simon Nolet, Serge Bernier and Rosaire Paiement, all former Aces. The Flyers also owned the "Junior Aces" team which played in the Quebec Junior Hockey League since the 1964–65 season. [1] The Flyers sold the junior team's assets in 1969 to group who founded the Quebec Remparts. [2] In 1971, the Flyers chose to relocate their farm team to Richmond, Virginia. The Aces became the Richmond Robins for the 1971–72 season.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Some results unavailable from 1928 to 1944.

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1936–37 24 13 10 1 27 81 58 3rd, QAHA(MSG)
1937–38 22 12 8 2 30† 61 37 2nd, QAHA(MSG)
1938–39 22 5 14 3 15† 62 72 6th, QAHA(MSG)
1939–40 30 10 14 6 26 85 85 6th, QAHA(MSG)
1940–41 36 19 12 5 43 151 125 3rd, QAHA(MSG)
1942–43 34 16 14 4 36 149 131 2nd, QSHL
1943–44 18 17 1 0 34 129 50 1st, QSHL
1944–45 24 15 7 2 32 160 89 2nd, QSHL
1945–46 50 17 30 3 37 149 169 4th, QSHL
1946–47 40 19 15 6 44 159 158 3rd, QSHL
1947–48 48 23 20 5 51 175 185 4th, QSHL
1948–49 60 22 32 6 50 186 213 5th, QSHL
1949–50 60 35 22 3 73 207 175 2nd, QSHL
1950–51 60 31 22 7 69 228 195 2nd, QSHL
1951–52 60 37 16 7 81 230 168 1st, QSHL
1952–53 60 22 26 12 56 178 197 6th, QSHL
1953–54 72 30 34 8 68 216 212 4th, QHL
1954–55 60 31 27 2 65 206 208 2nd, QHL
1955–56 64 23 37 4 50 190 230 4th, QHL
1956–57 68 40 21 7 87 226 175 1st, QHL
1957–58 64 29 31 4 62 224 233 4th, QHL
1958–59 62 21 33 8 50 176 232 4th, QHL
1959–60 72 19 51 2 40 178 333 7th, AHL
1960–61 72 30 39 3 63 217 267 6th, AHL
1961–62 70 30 36 4 64 208 207 4th, East
1962–63 72 33 28 11 77 206 210 4th, East
1963–64 72 41 30 1 83 258 225 1st, East
1964–65 72 44 26 2 90 280 223 1st, East
1965–66 72 47 21 4 98 337 226 1st, East
1966–67 72 35 30 7 77 275 249 3rd, East
1967–68 72 33 28 11 77 277 240 2nd, West
1968–69 74 26 34 14 66 235 258 3rd, West
1969–70 72 27 39 6 60 221 272 3rd, East
1970–71 72 25 31 16 66 211 240 4th, East

† From 1936–39, Quebec played some 4-point games against Victorias and McGill. 1936-41: Source: Ottawa Citizen,1943–44: Ottawa Citizen[1]

Playoffs[edit]

American Hockey League seasons only.

Season 1st round 2nd round Finals
1959–60 Out of playoffs
1960–61 Out of playoffs
1961–62 Out of playoffs
1962–63 Out of playoffs
1963–64 W, 4-1, Pittsburgh bye L, 0-4, Cleveland
1964–65 L, 1-4, Rochester
1965–66 L, 2-4, Rochester
1966–67 L, 2-3, Baltimore
1967–68 W, 3-2, Buffalo W, 3-1, Providence L, 2-4, Rochester
1968–69 W, 3-2, Cleveland W, 3-2, Providence L, 1-4, Hershey
1969–70 L, 2-4, Buffalo
1970–71 L, 3-4, Springfield Out of playoffs

One game tiebreaker to determine final playoff position.

Other teams[edit]

The Aces name was revived by a team from the Ligue nord-américaine de hockey from 1997 to 1998, and 2001 to 2003. The team relocated in 2007 and is now known as Pont Rouge Lois Jeans.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Quebec League". Ottawa Citizen. March 6, 1944. p. 15. 

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