Trois-Rivières Draveurs

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Trois-Rivières Draveurs
City Trois-Rivières, Quebec
League QMJHL
Operated 1969 (1969) to 1992
Home arena Colisée de Trois-Rivières
Franchise history
196973 Trois-Rivières Ducs
197392 Trois-Rivières Draveurs
199298 Sherbrooke Faucons
199803 Sherbrooke Castors
200311 Lewiston Maineiacs

The Trois-Rivières Draveurs ("Raftmen") were a junior ice hockey team playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. They played at the Colisée de Trois-Rivières, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. The team was originally known as the Trois-Rivières Ducs ("Dukes") and were a founding member of the QMJHL in 1969. They were renamed the Draveurs in 1973.

The Draveurs finished first place in the QMJHL in 1977–78 with 101 points, and again in 1978–79 with 122 points. Those two seasons, Trois-Rivières won consecutive President's Cups. The Draveurs were also league finalists in 1980–81, 1981–82, and 1991–92, during the final season in Trois-Rivières.

The team moved to Sherbrooke, in 1992, where they were renamed the Sherbrooke Faucons, and later, the Sherbrooke Castors and Lewiston Maineiacs. The Maineiacs have since relocated and the franchise has been brought back to Sherbrooke, and named the Sherbrooke Phoenix.

Notable alumni[edit]

List of Trois-Rivières players who also played in the National Hockey League.[1] ((did not play in the NHL))


  • ((Bazinet Mario))
  • ((Bergeron Michel))
  • ((Dube Dany))
  • ((Vigneault Alain))