Sorel-Tracy Éperviers

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Sorel-Tracy Éperviers
City Sorel-Tracy, Quebec
League LNAH
Founded 2004
Home arena Colisée Cardin
Colours

Black, red, white

              
Owner(s) Christian Deschênes
Head coach Francis Breault
Captain Eric Doucet
Franchise history
1996 to 1998 Saint-Gabriel Blizzard
1998 to 2000 Joliette Blizzard
2000 to 2002 Joliette Mission
2002 to 2004 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Mission
2004 to 2008 Sorel Mission
2008 to 2010 inactive
2010 to 2011 Sorel-Tracy GCI
2011 - 2013 Sorel-Tracy HC Carvena
2013 - Present Sorel-Tracy Éperviers
Championships
Regular season titles None
Division Championships None
Playoff championships 3
1996-97 (as Saint-Gabriel Blizzard)
1998-99 (as Joliette Blizzard)
2000-01 (as Joliette Mission)

The Sorel-Tracy Éperviers (Sorel-Tracy Blackhawks) is a hockey team based in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec. The team is part of the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey (LNAH). The Éperviers play at the Colisée Cardin.

Initially, the team was based in Saint-Gabriel, Quebec and was called the Blizzard. Its first season was the 1996-97 season, where they captured the Futura Cup. The team then moved to Joliette, Quebec in 1998. It changed its name from Blizzard to Mission before the 2000-01 season. During its time in Joliette, they won a further two Futura Cups in 1998-99 and 2000-01. Before the 2002-03 season, they moved to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. They played two season there, before they moved to Sorel-Tracy before the 2004-05 season.

The Sorel LNAH franchise was inactive after the 2008 season, but was officially reinstated into the league on May 21, 2010[1] as the Sorel-Tracy GCI, backed by new shareholders and owners, Roger Savard, owner of mining equipment manufacturer GCI Environnement, Jean-Guy Poirier, the former owner of Royal Sorel, and four players, Christian Deschênes, Gregory Dupré, Steven Low, and Jonathan Forest.

In 2011, the team changed its name to HC Carvena, after Carvena, a local cleaning and sanitation service when GCI ended its sponsorship.

In 2013, the team decide to change its name again to Sorel-Tracy Éperviers, after the former junior team Sorel Éperviers of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, famous for alumni Ray Bourque.

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