Halifax Mooseheads
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City Halifax, Nova Scotia
League Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Division Maritimes
Founded 1994
Home arena Scotiabank Centre
Colors Green, White, Red, Black
                   
General manager Cam Russell
Head coach Jim Midgley
Championships 2013 President's Cup Champions
2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup Champions

Website
www.halifaxmooseheads.ca

2013 Memorial Cup Champions

The Halifax Mooseheads are a Canadian major junior ice hockey club in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The team was founded in 1994 and began play in the Dilio Division of the QMJHL from the 1994–95 season. They have appeared in the President's Cup Finals three times, winning in 2013. The other two appearances were in 2003 and 2005. They hosted the Memorial Cup tournament in 2000, and won the Memorial Cup in 2013. The team plays their home games in the Scotiabank Centre with a capacity of 10,595 seats.

History[edit | edit source]

The team was first envisioned by Moosehead Brewery Vice President of Sales and Marketing Harold MacKay in 1993, who believed that Halifax could host a QMJHL team. The QMJHL had teams exclusively located in the Province of Quebec, so adding a team in the Maritimes would add to travel costs for the other teams. MacKay was confident that the Halifax franchise could be successful and received financial backing from Moosehead Breweries President and CEO Derek Oland. After careful negotiations by MacKay, the QMJHL expanded to the city of Halifax for the 1994–95 season.In their first year, in 1994, the Mooseheads finished in sixth place and lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Beauport Harfangs, taking the first-placed team to seven games. The Mooseheads and MacKay are considered pioneers for the QMJHL; following the success of the Mooseheads, the League began accepting franchises through relocation or expansion into Atlantic Canada, which lost most of its American Hockey League (AHL) franchises in the mid-1990s. The QMJHL has franchises in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Moncton, New Brunswick, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Saint John, New Brunswick and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (the Bathurst, Charlottetown and Sydney franchises were relocations from Quebec). While the League has had success with most of its Atlantic franchises, only the St. John's Fog Devils failed to garner the interest and following and moved to Verdun, Quebec, after the 2007–08 season, which was only their third season in existence. In 2013, the Mooseheads won the President's Cup as champions of the QMJHL. The Mooseheads then went on to compete in the Memorial Cup final in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where they faced and defeated the Portland Winterhawks on May 26, 2013 by a score of 6–4, with Nathan MacKinnon recording a hat-trick into an empty net with only 22 seconds left in the game.

Coaches[edit | edit source]

*interim (regular head coach fired, sick or suspended)

Players[edit | edit source]

NHL Alumni[edit | edit source]

Retired numbers[edit | edit source]

Top scorers[edit | edit source]

List of top scorers by season.

Yearly results[edit | edit source]

Season Games W L T OL SL Pts Pct % GA GA Standing
1994–95 72 24 42 6 - - 54 0.375 257 317 6th in Dilio
1995–96 70 32 36 2 - - 66 0.471 258 262 4th in Dilio
1996–97 70 37 29 4 - - 78 0.557 267 255 3rd in Dilio
1997–98 70 24 41 5 - - 53 0.379 263 316 5th in Dilio
1998–99 70 46 20 4 - - 96 0.686 298 206 2nd in Dilio
1999–00 72 41 20 6 5 - 93 0.611 316 259 2nd in Maritimes
2000–01 72 32 24 10 6 - 80 0.514 235 253 1st in Maritimes
2001–02 72 39 21 9 3 - 90 0.604 267 197 2nd in Maritimes
2002–03 72 44 15 10 3 - 101 0.681 289 206 1st in Maritimes
2003–04 70 17 43 7 3 - 44 0.293 194 274 4th in Atlantic
2004–05 70 42 16 10 2 - 96 0.671 242 172 1st in Atlantic
2005–06 70 35 33 - 1 1 72 0.507 246 258 5th in East
2006–07 70 32 31 - 3 4 71 0.457 269 287 6th in East
2007–08 70 42 23 - 0 5 89 0.600 278 241 1st in East
2008–09 68 19 41 - 3 5 46 0.279 193 290 6th in Atlantic
2009-10 68 13 48 - 3 4 33 0.243 171 288 6th in Atlantic
2010–11 68 20 43 - 2 3 45 0.331 186 262 5th in Maritimes Division
2011–12 68 39 22 - 2 5 85 0.625 250 238 2nd in Maritimes Division
2012–13 68 58 6 - 3 1 120 0.882 347 176 1st in Telus Maritimes Division
President's Cup champion
Memorial Cup champion
2013–14 68 47 18 - - 3 97 0.713 292 182 1st in Telus Maritimes Division
2014-15 68 32 30 - 4 2 70 0.515 227 242 4th in Maritimes Division
2015-16 68 21 39 - 7 1 50 0.345 193 277 6th in Maritimes Division
2016-17 68 27 35 - 3 3 60 0.441 229 259 5th in Maritimes Division
2017-18 68 43 18 - 6 1 93 0.684 270 223 2nd in Maritimes Division
2018-19 68 49 15 - 2 2 102 0.750 306 189 1st, Martimes
2019-20 63 20 38 - 3 2 45 0.333 170 263 5th, Martimes

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Season 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
1994-95 L, 4–3, Beauport - - -
1995-96 1-5 in round-robin - - -
1996-97 W, 3-1, Beauport W, 4-3, Shawinigan L, 4-3, Chicoutimi -
1997-98 L, 4–1, Rimouski - - -
1998-99 Bye L, 4-1, Acadie-Bathurst - -
1999-00 W, 4-2, Baie-Comeau L, 4-0, Rimouski - -
2000-01 L, 4-2, Rimouski - - -
2001–02 W, 4–3, Rimouski L, 4-2, Cape Breton - -
2002–03 W, 4–0, Cape Breton W, 4-3, Acadie-Bathurst W, 4-3, Baie-Comeau L, 4-3, Hull
2003–04 - - - -
2004–05 Bye W, 4-1, Gatineau W, 4-0, Rouyn-Noranda L, 4-0, Rimouski
2005–06 W, 4–2, Lewiston L, 4-1, Moncton - -
2006–07 W, 4–3, Moncton L, 4-1, Lewiston - -
2007–08 W, 4-2, Victoriaville W, 4-1, Cape Breton L, 4-0, Gatineau -
2008–09 - - - -
2009–10 - - - -
2010–11 L, 4-0, Montreal - - -
2011–12 W, 4-0, Moncton W, 4-3, Quebec L, 4-2, Rimouski -
2012–13 W, 4-0, Saint John W, 4-0, Gatineau W, 4-0, Rouyn-Noranda W, 4-1, Baie-Comeau
2013–14 W, 4-0, Charlottetown W, 4-1, Gatineau L, 4-3, Val-d'Or -
2014–15 W, 4-3, Shawinigan L, 4-3, Moncton - -
2015–16 - - - -
2016–17 L, 4-2, Rouyn-Noranda - - -
2017–18 W, 4-1, Baie-Comeau L, 4-0, Charlottetown - -
2018-19 W, 4-3, Québec Remparts W, 4-0 Moncton W, 4-2, Drummondville L, 2-4, Rouyn-Noranda
2019–20 - - - -



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