Quebec Remparts

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Quebec Remparts
Remparts de Québec
Quebec Remparts.svg
City Quebec City, Quebec
League Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Division Telus East
Founded 1969 (1969) (original)
1997 (revived)
Home arena Centre Vidéotron
Colours Red, white, black
              
General manager Philippe Boucher
Head coach Philippe Boucher
Championships Memorial Cup : 1971, 2006
Website http://www.remparts.ca/
Franchise history
1990–1997 Beauport Harfangs
1997–present Québec Remparts
Previous franchise history
1969–1985 Québec Remparts
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.

Original Remparts[edit]

The original Quebec Remparts team was founded in 1969 by a group of investors who purchased the assets of the junior Quebec Aces team.[1] 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.

Revived Remparts[edit]

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[edit]

Remparts centre ice at Centre Vidéotron

On November 27, 2014, the Remparts were sold to Quebecor for an estimated price between $20 million and $25 million.[2] The team moved to Centre Vidéotron on September 12, 2015.

2015 Memorial Cup[edit]

The Remparts were chosen to be the host of the 2015 Memorial Cup. They defeated the Rimouski Océanic in tie-breaker 5-2, but got eliminated by the Kelowna Rockets in the semi-finals 9-3.

NHL alumni[edit]

Original Remparts[edit]

Michel Goulet and Guy Lafleur are the former Remparts in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Remparts alumni[edit]

Team records[edit]

Team records for a single season
Statistic Total Season
Most points 109 1970–71
Most wins 54 1970–71
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
Statistic Player Total 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

Retired numbers[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Season 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
1997–98 W, 4–0, Cape Breton 2–2, Round-Robin, Rimouski/Moncton L, 4–2, Rimouski -
1998–99 Bye W, 4–3, Rimouski L, 4–2, Acadie-Bathurst -
1999–2000 W, 4–0, Cape Breton L, 4–3, Moncton - -
2000–01 L, 4–0, Acadie-Bathurst - - -
2001–02 W, 4–0, Chicoutimi L, 4–1, Acadie-Bathurst - -
2002–03 W, 4–2, Moncton L, 4–1, Baie-Comeau - -
2003–04 L, 4–1, P.E.I. - - -
2004–05 W, 4–3, Victoriaville L, 4–2, Chicoutimi - -
2005–06 W, 4–1, Val-d'Or W, 4–1, Shawinigan W, 4–3, Acadie-Bathurst L, 4–2, Moncton
2006–07 L, 4–1, Drummondville - - -
2007–08 W, 4–2, Chicoutimi L, 4–2, Gatineau - -
2008–09 W, 4–1, Baie-Comeau W, 4–3, Cape Breton L, 4–1, Shawinigan -
2009–10 W, 4–1, Acadie-Bathurst L, 4–0, Victoriaville - -
2010–11 W, 4–0, Val-d'Or W, 4–3, Shawinigan L, 4–3, Gatineau -
2011–12 W, 4–0, Drummondville L, 4–3, Halifax - -
2012–13 W, 4–2, Chicoutimi L, 4–1, Rouyn-Noranda - -
2013–14 L, 4–1, Rouyn-Noranda - - -
2014–15 W, 4–3, Cape Breton W, 4–0, Charlottetown W, 4–0, Moncton L, 4–3, Rimouski
2015–16 L, 4–0, Gatineau - - -
2016–17 L, 4–1, Acadie-Bathurst - - -

See also[edit]

  • CHRC (AM) (defunct radio station last owned by the Remparts)

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