Val-d'Or Foreurs

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Val-d'Or Foreurs
Foreurs de Val-d'Or
Val-d'Or Foreurs logo 1993-2007.svg
City Val-d'Or, Quebec
League Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Division Telus West
Founded 1993
Home arena Centre Air Creebec
Colours Green, gold, white and black
                   
General manager Pascal Daoust
Head coach Pascal Rhéaume
Championships 1998, 2001, 2014 QMJHL Champions
Website www.foreurs.qc.ca

The Val-d'Or Foreurs are a junior ice hockey team based in Val-d'Or, in the region of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Quebec, Canada. The team was founded for the 1993–94 season of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, a member of the Canadian Hockey League. Former Quebec Nordiques and Trois-Rivières Draveurs star, Pierre Aubry was the team's first coach. The literal translation of "Val-d'Or Foreurs" is "Valley of Gold Drillers"; this name references the drilling operations associated with mining and exploration which are a major source of blue-collar work in the area. The Foreurs play their home games in the Centre Air Creebec.

The Foreurs have won the President's Cup three times: in 1997–98, 2000–01 and 2013–14 and consequently have also played for the Memorial Cup each of those years. The team was eliminated in 1998 tournament without advancing from the round robin phase, lost in the 2001 championship game to the Red Deer Rebels and in the 2014 tournament, lost the semi-final in triple overtime to the Edmonton Oil Kings .

Rivalry[edit]

In 1996, the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies began play, giving the Foreurs a natural geographical rival in north-western Quebec. Rouyn-Noranda lies approximately 100 kilometres to the west of Val d'Or. Games between the two teams are a major event in the region and draw much larger than average crowds.

NHL alumni[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Season 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
1993-94 - - - -
1994-95 - - - -
1995-96 Advanced L, 4-3, Hull - -
1996-97 W. 3-0, Sherbrooke W, 4-1, Granby L, 4-1, Hull -
1997-98 W, 4–2, Shawinigan 2-2, Round-robin, Hull/Laval W, 4-1, Laval W, 4-0, Rimouski
1998-99 L, 4-2, Sherbrooke - - -
1999-00 - - - -
2000-01 W, 4-0, Sherbrooke W, 4-3, Victoriaville W, 4-2, Shawinigan W, 4-0, Acadie-Bathurst
2001–02 L, 4-3, Drummondville - - -
2002–03 Bye W, 4-1, Shawinigan L, 4-0, Hull -
2003–04 L, 4-3, Chicoutimi - - -
2004–05 - - - -
2005–06 L, 4-1, Quebec - - -
2006–07 W, 4–0, Chicoutimi W, 4-1, Baie-Comeau W, 4-3, Cape Breton L, 4-0, Lewiston
2007–08 L, 4-0, Rouyn-Noranda - - -
2008–09 - - - -
2009–10 L, 4-2, Rouyn-Noranda - - -
2010–11 L, 4-0, Quebec - - -
2011–12 L, 4-0, Rimouski - - -
2012–13 W, 4-2, P.E.I. L, 4-0, Blainville-Boisbriand - -
2013–14 W, 4-0, Acadie-Bathurst W, 4-2, Drummondville W, 4-3, Halifax W, 4-3, Baie-Comeau
2014–15 W, 4-2, Rouyn-Noranda W, 4-3, Baie-Comeau L, 4-0, Rimouski -
2015–16 L, 4-2, Blainville-Boisbriand - - -
2016–17 W, 4-2, Shawinigan L, 4-0, Saint John - -
2017–18 L, 4-0, Blainville-Boisbriand - - -

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