Gatineau Flames

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Gatineau Flames
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City Buckingham, Quebec, Canada
League Quebec Junior Hockey League
Division Alexandre Burrows
Founded Unknown
Home arena Aréna de Buckingham
Colours Red, white, black, gold, burgundy
                   
General manager Luc-André Mauzeroll
Head coach Jean-Francois Lavergne
Franchise history
1999-2002 Papineau Neighbours
2002-2003 Buckingham Mustangs
2003-2015 Gatineau Mustangs
2015-present Gatineau Flames

The Gatineau Flames are a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Buckingham, Quebec. The team is a member of the Quebec Junior Hockey League, but was a member of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League for decades, ending in 2015.

Former Gatineau Mustangs logo.

History[edit]

Originally known as the Voisins de Papineau (Papineau Neighbours), the Neighbours won the 2000 Eastern Ontario Junior "B" title despite being from the Province of Quebec. In 2002, the team became the Buckingham Mustangs. In 2003, the team expanded their name by becoming the Gatineau Mustangs.

In 2006, the Mustangs hosted the 2006 Coupe Dodge, the Hockey Quebec Junior "AA" championships. Coming in the Mustangs defeated Les Rebels de Trois-Pistoles 4-3, and then beat the Express de Suroît 6-5. Sadly, in the first elimination round the Mustangs ran into a brick wall and were put down by the eventual finalist, Marquis de Jonquière, in an 8-5 heart breaker.

At the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, the league announced it was re-organizing to be more of dedicated developmental league to the Central Canada Hockey League and renamed the league Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2. Initially, the league was to down size to twelve teams (one feeder club for each Tier 1 team), however it reduced to 16 teams, eliminating 6 of the current franchises, including the Akwesasne Wolves, Morrisburg Lions, Almonte Thunder, Gananoque Islanders, Gatineau Mustangs and Shawville Pontiacs.

In May 2015, Gatineau announced they were joining the Quebec Junior Hockey League by purchasing the Lachine Maroons franchise and re-locating it to Buckingham. They will be forced to change their name though as the Vaudreuil-Dorion Mustangs are long time members of the QJHL.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1999-00 42 28 13 1 1 210 160 59 1st EO Metro Won League
2000-01 42 25 16 3 1 153 151 54 4th EO Metro Lost Preliminary
2001-02 40 9 29 2 0 124 205 20 5th EO Metro Lost Preliminary
2002-03 40 21 16 3 1 195 162 46 3rd EO Metro Lost Division Final
2003-04 40 28 11 1 3 235 163 60 2nd EO Metro Lost Division Final
2004-05 40 16 20 2 2 153 225 36 4th EO Metro Lost Preliminary
2005-06 40 11 25 1 3 162 225 26 5th EO Metro Lost Preliminary
2006-07 40 25 14 0 1 229 164 51 2nd EO Metro Lost Final
2007-08 39 28 8 1 2 238 121 59 1st EO Metro Lost Division S-Final
2008-09 40 15 20 3 2 162 201 35 4th EO Metro
2009-10 44 27 14 2 1 217 155 57 3rd EO Metro Lost Division S-Final
2010-11 42 14 26 1 1 138 154 30 5th EO Metro DNQ
2011-12 42 28 7 6 1 217 141 63 1st EO Metro Lost Final
2012-13 41 27 11 - 2 199 117 57 2nd EO Metro
2013-14 41 21 15 - 5 180 166 47 4th EO Metro
2014-15 40 23 16 - 1 186 159 47 4th EO Metro Won Div. Semi-final, 4-0 (Beavers)
Won Div. Finals, 4-2 (Golden Knights)
Lost Conference, 2-4 (Rams)
2015-16 55 7 42 6 0 192 318 20 6 of 6 St Louis
12 of 12 QJHL
DNQ
2016-17 49 15 28 4 2 206 283 36 6 of 6 St Louis
10 of 12 QJHL
DNQ
2017-18 49 28 16 3 2 220 218 61 3 of 6 St Louis
5 of 12 QJHL
Lost Div. quarterfinal, 2-4 (Panthers)

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