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The Ligue de Hockey Universitaire Féminin is a women's university level ice hockey league covering the top university level teams in the province of Quebec and the Ottawa area. The league is an offshoot of the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec. The RSEQ was initially known as the Quebec Universities Athletic Association when it was founded in 1971. The organization was reorganized in 1989 when the governing bodies of university, collegiate, and high school hockey merged and the QSSF was born. The league became the RSEQ in November of 2010.

Based on archived information on the league website the league dates back in some form back to the 1988-89 season.  The conference tournament appears to have started in 2008.

The Concordia Stingers women's ice hockey team won the first true two national championships held by Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union for the 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons.

The McGill Martlets have existed in one form or another since 1896. The team was part of the very first Ontario Women's Provincial championship in 1914, finishing the tournament in second place. That league lasted until 1933. From 1936 to 1960, with a brief exception from 1948 to 1951 their was no competition in the Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Union, which was at the time the governing body for women's athletics at the university level in Canada. A revival of the team was began in 1963. The Montreal Carabins women's ice hockey joined Canadian Interuniversity Sport for the 2009-10 season.

National Champions[edit | edit source]

Since the establishment of a women's national championship tournament starting with the 1997-98 season the conference has produce eight national champions:

The league has also produce 7 silver medalists and 8 bronze medalist at the national tournament. The league featured both participants in the 2014 National championship game when the McGill Martlets defeated the Montreal Carabins 4-3 in double overtime.

Teams[edit | edit source]

The league is presently made up of five teams with three based in Montreal and two based in Ottawa.

Team Centre Arena
Carleton Lady Ravens Ottawa, Ontario Carleton Ice House
Concordia Stingers Montreal, Quebec Ed Meagher Arena
McGill Martlets Montreal, Quebec McConnell Arena
Montreal Carabins Montreal, Quebec Winter Stadium (CEPSUM)
Ottawa Gee-Gees Ottawa, Ontario Minto Skating Centre

LHUF Seasons: 1988-89 to present[edit | edit source]

Year Regular Season Champion Tournament Champion U-Cup Qualifier Other Qualifiers
1988-89 Concordia Stingers N/A N/A N/A
1989-90 Concordia Stingers N/A N/A N/A
1990-91 Concordia Stingers N/A N/A N/A
1991-92 Concordia Stingers N/A N/A N/A
1992-93 CEGEP de Saint-Laurent Patriotes N/A N/A N/A
1993-94 Concordia Stingers N/A N/A N/A
1994-95 N/A N/A N/A N/A
1995-96 Concordia Stingers N/A N/A N/A
1996-97 Concordia Stingers N/A N/A N/A
1997-98 Concordia Stingers N/A Concordia Stingers
National Champions
UQTR Patriotes
(3rd place-Host)
1998-99 McGill Martlets N/A Concordia Stingers
National Champions
McGill Martlets
(5th place)
1999-00 McGill Martlets N/A McGill Martlets
(2nd place)
Concordia Stingers
(3rd place)
2000-01 McGill Martlets N/A McGill Martlets
(3rd place)
Concordia Stingers
(4th place)
2001-02 Concordia Stingers N/A Concordia Stingers
(5th place)
N/A
2002-03 McGill Martlets N/A McGill Martlets
(3rd place)
N/A
2003-04 Ottawa Gee-Gees N/A Ottawa Gee-Gees
(2nd place)
McGill Martlets
(3rd place)
2004-05 Concordia Stingers N/A Concordia Stingers
(6th place)
McGill Martlets
(4th place)
2005-06 McGill Martlets N/A McGill Martlets
(3rd place)
N/A
2006-07 McGill Martlets N/A McGill Martlets
(2nd place)
Ottawa Gee-Gees
(6th place)
2007-08 McGill Martlets McGill Martlets McGill Martlets
National Champions
Ottawa Gee-Gees
(5th place)
2008-09 McGill Martlets McGill Martlets McGill Martlets
National Champions
Ottawa Gee-Gees
(6th place)
2009-10 McGill Martlets McGill Martlets McGill Martlets
(2nd place)
Montreal Carabins
(5th place)
2010-11 McGill Martlets McGill Martlets McGill Martlets
National Champions
N/A
2011-12 McGill Martlets McGill Martlets McGill Martlets
(3rd place)
Montreal Carabins
(2nd place)
2012-13 McGill Martlets Montreal Carabins Montreal Carabins
National Champions
N/A
2013-14 McGill Martlets Montreal Carabins Montreal Carabins
(2nd place)
McGill Martlets
National Champions
2014-15 McGill Martlets McGill Martlets McGill Martlets
(2nd place)
Montreal Carabins
(3rd place)
2015-16 Montreal Carabins Montreal Carabins Montreal Carabins
National Champions
McGill Martlets
(7th place)
2016-17 McGill Martlets McGill Martlets McGill Martlets
(2nd place)
Concordia Stingers
(4th place)
2017-18 Montreal Carabins Concordia Stingers Concordia Stingers (3rd place) Montreal Carabins (5th place)
2018-19 Montreal Carabins Montreal Carabins Montreal Carabins McGill Martlets
2019-20 Concordia Stingers McGill Martlets McGill Martlets (DNP) Montreal Carabins (Lost Quarterfinal)
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