The 1977–78 QMJHL season was the 9th season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The league inaugurated two awards, the Robert Lebel Trophy for the team with best goals against average, and the Guy Lafleur Trophy for the Most Valuable Player of the playoffs. Ten teams played 72 games each in the schedule. The Trois-Rivières Draveurs finished first overall in the regular season winning the Jean Rougeau Trophy, and won the President's Cup defeating the Montreal Juniors in the finals.
Team changes[edit | edit source]
- The Sorel Éperviers relocated to Verdun, Quebec, and switched to the Lebel Division.
- The Sherbrooke Castors switched to the Dilio Division.
Final standings[edit | edit source]
Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against
Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]
Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes
|Ron Carter||Sherbrooke Castors||71||88||86||174||28|
|Kevin Reeves||Montreal Juniors||72||62||109||171||44|
|Mark Green||Sherbrooke Castors||71||56||100||156||71|
|Rick Vaive||Sherbrooke Castors||68||76||79||155||199|
|Dan Metivier||Hull Olympiques||66||73||75||148||59|
|Glen Currie||Laval National||72||63||82||145||29|
|Dan Geoffrion||Cornwall Royals||71||68||75||143||183|
|Rick Paterson||Cornwall Royals||71||58||80||138||105|
Playoffs[edit | edit source]
Richard David was the leading scorer of the playoffs with 33 points (17 goals, 16 assists).
- Trois-Rivières Draveurs defeated Québec Remparts 8 points to 0.
- Cornwall Royals defeated Hull Olympiques 8 points to 0.
- Montreal Juniors defeated Verdun Éperviers 8 points to 0.
- Sherbrooke Castors defeated Laval National 9 points to 1.
- Trois-Rivières Draveurs defeated Sherbrooke Castors 8 points to 2.
- Montreal Juniors defeated Cornwall Royals 8 points to 2.
- Trois-Rivières Draveurs defeated Montreal Juniors 8 points to 0.
All-star teams[edit | edit source]
- First team
- Goalkeeper - Jacques Cloutier, Trois-Rivières Draveurs
- Left Defence - Mark Hardy, Montreal Juniors
- Right Defence - Ray Bourque, Verdun Éperviers
- Left Winger - Patrick Daley, Laval National
- Centreman - Kevin Reeves, Montreal Juniors
- Right Winger - Ron Carter, Sherbrooke Castors
- Coach - Michel Bergeron, Trois-Rivières Draveurs
- Second team
- Goalkeeper - Marco Baron, Montreal Juniors
- Left Defence - Kevin Lowe, Québec Remparts
- Right Defence - Graeme Nicolson, Cornwall Royals
- Left Winger - Michel Goulet, Québec Remparts
- Centreman - Glen Currie, Laval National
- Right Winger - Daniel Metivier, Hull Olympiques
- Coach - Orval Tessier, Cornwall Royals
- List of First/Second/Rookie team all-stars.
Trophies and awards[edit | edit source]
- President's Cup - Playoff Champions, Trois-Rivières Draveurs
- Jean Rougeau Trophy - Regular Season Champions, Trois-Rivières Draveurs
- Robert Lebel Trophy - Team with best GAA, Trois-Rivières Draveurs
- Michel Brière Memorial Trophy - Most Valuable Player, Kevin Reeves, Montreal Juniors
- Jean Béliveau Trophy - Top Scorer, Ron Carter, Sherbrooke Castors
- Guy Lafleur Trophy - Playoff MVP, Richard David, Trois-Rivières Draveurs
- Jacques Plante Memorial Trophy - Best GAA, Tim Bernhardt, Cornwall Royals
- Emile Bouchard Trophy - Defenceman of the Year, Mark Hardy, Montreal Juniors
- Michel Bergeron Trophy - Rookie of the Year, Denis Savard, Montreal Juniors and Normand Rochefort, Trois-Rivières Draveurs
- Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy - Most sportsmanlike player, Kevin Reeves, Montreal Juniors
References[edit | edit source]
1976–77 QMJHL season
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1978–79 QMJHL season
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