Remparts de Québec
|City||Quebec City, Quebec|
|League||Quebec Major Junior Hockey League|
|Home arena||Centre Vidéotron|
|Colours||Red, white, black
|General manager||Philippe Boucher|
|Head coach||Philippe Boucher|
|Championships||Memorial Cup : 1971, 2006|
|Previous franchise history|
|1988–1991||Longueuil Collège Français|
|1991–1994||Verdun Collège Français|
There have been two junior ice hockey franchises known as the Quebec Remparts (French: Remparts de Québec) that played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). The first edition played from 1969 to 1985; the current franchise has played since 1997. Both franchises were based out of Quebec City, Quebec. The current team plays at Centre Vidéotron. The team is named after the Ramparts of Quebec City.
Throughout their history, the Remparts have developed several future National Hockey League (NHL) players, including Simon Gagné, Kevin Lowe, Mike Ribeiro, Antoine Vermette, Marc-Édouard Vlasic and Hall of Famers Michel Goulet and Guy Lafleur.
The original Quebec Remparts team was founded in 1969 by a group of investors who purchased the assets of the junior Quebec Aces team. The Remparts took up residence in the same arena as the Aces in the Colisée de Québec. The Remparts were finalists for the George Richardson Memorial Trophy in 1969–70, and eastern Canadian champions in 1970–71. It was this team, which featured future Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur, that won a Memorial Cup championship in 1971. The team also won the President's Cup five times. This edition of the Remparts is known to have the most American-born players on the roster every season.
After the 1984–85 season, the team went into dormancy for three seasons before being resurrected. After returning to play, then-sponsored by "Le Collège Français", the team moved to Longueuil to become the Longueuil Collège Français. The team played for three seasons before moving to Verdun in 1991 to become the Verdun Collège Français. The franchise ceased operations in 1994.
The current Remparts franchise was granted for the 1990–91 season and was known as the Beauport Harfangs, a suburb in the Quebec City metropolitan area. In 1997 the team moved to Quebec City, playing two seasons at PEPS on the campus of Laval University between 1997 and 1999. In 1999 the team moved into the Colisée de Québec.
They are considered one of the most popular Canadian Hockey League (CHL) teams, as they regularly draw over 11,000 spectators per game. Similar to the National Football League's Cleveland Browns, the team claims the history and records of the original Remparts.
On May 28, 2006, the Remparts won the Memorial Cup, beating the Moncton Wildcats 6–2 in the finals. Then-Head Coach Patrick Roy became the seventh coach to win the Cup in his first year as head coach, and the first to do so since Claude Julien of the Hull Olympiques in 1997. It was also the first time in Memorial Cup history that the finals involved two teams from the QMJHL. Quebec also won the Cup without winning a League championship and without hosting the event, another first in Memorial Cup history.
New owners and the move to Centre Vidéotron
2015 Memorial Cup
- Michel Goulet and Guy Lafleur are the former Remparts in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
|Team records for a single season|
|Most goals for||531||1973–74|
|Fewest goals for||192||1981–82|
|Fewest goals against||204||1997–98|
|Most goals against||396||1982–83|
|Individual player records for a single season|
|Most goals||Guy Lafleur||130||1970–71|
|Most assists||Rich Nantais||130||1973–74|
|Most points||Réal Cloutier||216||1973–74|
|Most points, rookie||Daniel Rioux||119||1979–80|
|Most points, defenseman||Gaston Therrien||125||1979–80|
|Best GAA (goalie)||Patrick Couture||1.85||1997–98|
|Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played|
- CHRC (AM) (defunct radio station last owned by the Remparts)