Valleyfield Braves

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Les Braves de Valleyfield
Valleyfield Braves.JPG
City Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada
League Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League
Division Sher-Wood
Operated c. 1988-2013
Home arena Aréna Salaberry
Colors Black, Yellow, Red, and White
                   
Owner(s) Michel Levasseur
General manager TBD
Head coach Frederic Hébert
Media CKOD-FM, Le Soleil de Valleyfield, Le Journal St-François, INFOSuroit.com
Franchise history
1988-1994 Chateauguay Elites
1994-1998 Valleyfield Elites
1998-2013 Valleyfield Braves

Les Braves de Valleyfield were a Canadian Junior ice hockey team from Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada. They were a part of the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League for 25 seasons.

History[edit]

Valleyfield won their first league championship in 1999. The Braves advanced to the Fred Page Cup in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The tournament was won by the Charlottetown Abbies. In 2002, the Braves returned to the Fred Page Cup in Truro, Nova Scotia. The Valleyfield Braves playing a semi-final games against the CJHL's Ottawa Jr. Senators in a must-win game between both teams. The Halifax Oland Exports got a bye to the final and were hosting the Royal Bank Cup and the Central representative was to be decided between Valleyfield and Ottawa. Ottawa won 7-2 and advanced to the Royal Bank Cup, while Valleyfield returned home. The town of Salleberry-de-Valleyfield and the Valleyfield Braves were chosen to host the Fred Page Cup in 2004. The Valleyfield Braves out-powered 5th ranked St-Eustance Gladiateurs 4 games 1 in the finals. The tournament was eventually won by the CJHL's Nepean Raiders.

In 1999-00, the Valleyfield Braves played the CJHL's Brockville Braves in an inter-locking home and home series.

In addition, many Top players have worn this uniform throughout their history. Stellar names, like Léon Martin, Éric Lauriault, Martin Gascon. Alongside Josh Tordjman, who is currently playing for the Phoenix Coyotes' AHL affiliation team in San Antonio.

The Braves dissolved their QJAAAHL franchise in the Summer of 2013 to seek a membership with the semi-professional Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey. The LNAH team was also known as the Valleyfield Braves. Eleven games into the 2013-14 LNAH season, the franchise relocated to Laval and became the Laval Braves.[1]

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1988-89 40 12 21 7 - 197 249 31 8th QPJHL
1989-90 42 21 15 6 - 197 209 48 4th QPJHL
1990-91 44 33 10 1 - 278 169 67 1st QPJHL
1991-92 48 23 21 4 - 235 220 50 8th QPJHL
1992-93 50 30 17 3 - 269 216 63 6th QPJHL Won League, Won DHC
1993-94 48 37 11 - 0 321 200 74 1st QPJHL Won League, Won DHC
1994-95 48 29 15 - 4 258 198 62 3rd QPJHL
1995-96 48 19 26 - 3 210 257 41 9th QPJHL
1996-97 48 30 16 - 2 226 191 62 4th QPJHL
1997-98 54 28 22 - 4 256 231 60 8th QJAAAHL
1998-99 52 33 18 - 1 300 241 67 5th QJAAAHL Won League
1999-00 58 25 30 - 3 263 277 53 10th QJAAAHL
2000-01 49 34 12 2 2 301 205 72 1st QJAAAHL
2001-02 53 36 14 1 2 299 211 75 2nd QJAAAHL Won League
2002-03 50 29 14 3 4 264 213 65 2nd QJAAAHL
2003-04 50 30 13 1 6 246 189 67 3rd QJAAAHL Won League
2004-05 48 29 15 2 2 226 172 62 4th QJAAAHL
2005-06 51 25 21 0 5 226 216 55 7th QJAAAHL Lost Quarter-final
2006-07 54 36 14 4 0 257 206 76 4th QJAAAHL Lost Semi-final
2007-08 52 26 23 0 3 228 210 55 9th QJAAAHL
2008-09 49 21 20 - 8 220 214 50 8th QJAAAHL
2009-10 51 16 33 - 2 183 284 34 12th QJAAAHL DNQ
2010-11 49 31 16 - 2 222 171 64 6th QJAAAHL Lost Final
2011-12 49 28 16 - 5 245 225 61 5th QJAAAHL
2012-13 52 20 28 - 4 193 255 44 11th QJAAAHL Lost Preliminary

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.courrierlaval.com/Sports/Hockey/2013-11-26/article-3504153/Retour-de-la-Ligue-nord-americaine-de-hockey-a-Laval/1

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