1979–80 QMJHL season

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The 1979–80 QMJHL season was the 11th season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Ten teams played 72 games each in the schedule. The Sherbrooke Castors finished first overall in the regular season, winning the Jean Rougeau Trophy. The Cornwall Royals, led by rookie Dale Hawerchuk won the President's Cup, defeating the Sherbrooke Castors in the finals. Cornwall went on to win the 1980 Memorial Cup, winning their second Memorial Cup championship.

Team changes[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; Pts = Points; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against

Dilio Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Sherbrooke Castors 72 45 20 7 97 435 314
Chicoutimi Saguenéens 72 42 27 3 87 442 347
Quebec Remparts 72 38 29 5 81 348 331
Trois-Rivières Draveurs 72 36 27 9 81 426 327
Shawinigan Cataractes 72 28 35 9 65 314 339
Lebel Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Cornwall Royals 72 41 25 6 88 388 333
Montreal Juniors 72 39 30 3 81 406 387
Hull Olympiques 72 25 35 12 62 336 378
Verdun/Sorel Éperviers 72 20 47 5 45 321 426
Laval Voisins 72 13 52 7 33 265 499

Scoring leaders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
J. F. Sauve Trois-Rivières Draveurs 72 63 124 187 31
Guy Carbonneau Chicoutimi Saguenéens 72 72 110 182 66
Denis Savard Montreal Juniors 72 63 118 181 93
Normand Aubin Verdun/Sorel/Sherbrooke 63 91 89 180 66
Gilles Hamel Trois-Rivières/Chicoutimi 70 86 70 156 95
Alain Bouchard Verdun/Sorel/Montreal 70 53 94 147 27
Pierre Aubry Trois-Rivières Draveurs 72 85 62 147 82
Denis Cyr Montreal Juniors 70 70 76 146 61
Alain Lemieux Chicoutimi Saguenéens 72 47 95 142 36
Louis Begin Sherbrooke Castors 70 60 73 133 54

Playoffs[edit]

Dale Hawerchuk was the leading scorer of the playoffs with 45 points (20 goals, 25 assists).

Quarterfinals
  • Sherbrooke Castors defeated Hull Olympiques 4 games to 0.
  • Cornwall Royals defeated Shawinigan Cataractes 4 games to 3.
  • Chicoutimi Saguenéens defeated Trois-Rivières Draveurs 4 games to 3.
  • Montreal Juniors defeated Quebec Remparts 4 games to 1.
Semifinals
  • Sherbrooke Castors defeated Montreal Juniors 4 games to 1.
  • Cornwall Royals defeated Chicoutimi Saguenéens 4 games to 1.
Finals
  • Cornwall Royals defeated Sherbrooke Castors 4 games to 2.

All-star teams[edit]

First team
Second team

Trophies and awards[edit]

Team
Player

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1978–79 QMJHL season
QMJHL seasons Succeeded by
1980–81 QMJHL season