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This is the 2018-19 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season. This is the league's 50th season.

Franchise changesEdit

Outdoor GameEdit

The Shawinigan Cataractes host the Rimouski Oceanic on February 8th and then the Quebec Remparts on February 9th in the 2019 QMJHL Winter Classic  at the Grandes Estrades du Festival Western de Saint-Tite in Saint-Tite, Quebec.  This is the third edition of the Winter Classic for the QMJHL and is being held at the site of the first event in 2015.

Player DeathEdit

On March 3, 2019, Alec Reid a forward with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada died unexpectedly at the age of 18.  He died of complications from epilepsy.  Reid had several seizures during the month of February and had not played since February 19th.

Member teamsEdit

DivisionTeamCityArenaCapacity
West Blainville-Boisbriand Armada Boisbriand, Quebec Centre d'Excellence Sports Rousseau 3,269
Gatineau Olympiques Gatineau, Quebec Centre Robert Guertin 3,196
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec Aréna Iamgold 2,993
Val-d'Or Foreurs Val-d'Or, Quebec Centre Air Creebec 2,398
Central Drummondville Voltigeurs Drummondville, Quebec Centre Marcel Dionne 2,889
Shawinigan Cataractes Shawinigan, Quebec Centre Gervais Auto 4,350
Sherbrooke Phoenix Sherbrooke, Quebec Palais des Sports 3,718
Victoriaville Tigres Victoriaville, Quebec Colisée Desjardins 2,753
East Baie-Comeau Drakkar Baie-Comeau, Quebec Centre Henry-Leonard 2,779
Chicoutimi Saguenéens Saguenay, Quebec Centre Georges-Vézina 3,759
Quebec Remparts Quebec City, Quebec Videotron Centre 18,482
Rimouski Océanic Rimouski, Quebec Colisée Financière Sun Life 4,415
Maritimes Acadie–Bathurst Titan Bathurst, New Brunswick K.C. Irving Regional Centre 3,162
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles Sydney, Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), Nova Scotia Centre 200 5,010
Charlottetown Islanders Charlottetown, P.E.I. Eastlink Centre 3,718
Halifax Mooseheads Halifax, Nova Scotia Scotiabank Centre 10,595
Moncton Wildcats Moncton, New Brunswick Avenir Centre 10,000
Saint John Sea Dogs Saint John, New Brunswick Harbour Station 6,297

StandingsEdit

West DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OL SL GF GA Pts
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 68 59 8 0 1 320 138 119
Val D'Or Foreurs 68 25 36 4 3 186 283 57
Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 68 26 40 2 0 196 270 54
Gatineau Olympiques 68 23 39 4 2 194 248 52

Central DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OL SL GF GA Pts
Drummondville Voltigeurs 68 52 13 2 1 338 173 107
Sherbrooke Phoenix 68 36 27 2 3 249 247 77
Victoriaville Tigres 68 30 33 4 1 188 219 65
Shawinigan Cataractes 68 14 49 2 3 188 347 33

East DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OL SL GF GA Pts
Baie-Comeau Drakkar 68 49 15 2 2 306 189 102
Rimouski Oceanic 68 44 20 4 0 272 173 92
Chicoutimi Sagueneens 68 39 22 3 4 218 205 85
Quebec Remparts 68 27 28 7 6 197 236 67

Telus Maritimes DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OL SL GF GA Pts
Halifax Mooseheads 68 49 15 2 2 300 164 102
Charlottetown Islanders 68 40 21 4 3 233 211 87
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 68 40 22 1 5 267 214 86
Moncton Wildcats 68 38 21 4 5 274 222 85
Saint John Sea Dogs 68 13 49 2 4 169 364 32
Acadie-Bathurst Titan 68 8 54 5 1 141 336 22



2019 President's Cup PlayoffsEdit

2019 QMJHL Presidents Cup Playoff logo

2019 QMJHL Presidents Cup Playoff logo

FormatEdit

The top 16 teams qualify for the playoffs. The three division winners are seeded 1, 2, and 3 based on record. The balance of the teams are seeded 4 to 16 regardless of division. Teams are re-seeded after each round. All series are best-of-seven.

The President's Cup champion (or runner up if the Halifax Mooseheads win the playoffs) advances to the 2019 Memorial Cup being held a the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia and hosted by the Halifax Mooseheads.

BracketEdit

  Conference quarter-finals Conference semi-finals Semi-finals President's Cup Championship
                                         
1  Rouyn-Noranda 4  
8  Shawinigan 2  
  1  Rouyn-Noranda 4  
 
  4  Victoriaville 0  
2  Drummondville 4
7  Gatineau 1  
  1  Rouyn-Noranda 4  
Western Conference
  5  Rimouski 0  
3  Sherbrooke 4  
6  Blainville-Boisbriand 1  
  2  Drummondville 4
 
  3  Sherbrooke 1  
4  Victoriaville 4
5  Val-d'Or 3  
  1  Rouyn-Noranda 4
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first and second rounds.)
  3  Halifax 2
1  Halifax 4  
8  Quebec 3  
  1  Halifax 4
 
  7  Moncton 0  
2  Baie-Comeau 3
7  Moncton 4  
  2  Drummondville 2
Eastern Conference
  3  Halifax 4  
3  Rimouski 4  
6  Chicoutimi 0  
  3  Rimouski 4
 
  5  Cape Breton 1  
4  Charlottetown 2
5  Cape Breton 4  

First RoundEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit


FinalEdit

Both the Halifax Mooseheads and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies advance to the 2019 Memorial Cup as Halifax is hosting and Rouyn-Noranda representing the league. Noah Dobson was awarded the Guy Lafleur Trophy as QMJHL Playoff MVP.

2019 QMJHL champions Rouyn-Noranda Huskies

2019 QMJHL champions Rouyn-Noranda Huskies

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