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The Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ, literal translation: Quebec Student Sports Network) is a conference in U Sports (formerly known as "CIS"). The RSEQ does not operate a men's hockey league. The other current conferences in U Sports are the Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CWUAA), Ontario University Athletics (OUA), and Atlantic University Sport (AUS).

The RSEQ was formerly known as the Quebec Student Sports Federation (QSSF) in English. It is also the governing body of primary and secondary school, collegiate and university sport in Quebec. It also serves as a regional membership association for Canadian universities and colleges which assists in co-ordinating competition between their university level athletic programs and providing contact information, schedules, results, and releases about those programs and events to the public and the media. This is similar to what would be called a "college athletic conference" in the United States.

The RSEQ is also one regional conference within the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association, the second tier of university/college sport in Canada. The others are the Pacific Western Athletic Association (formerly the British Columbia Colleges Athletic Association), the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference, the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association, and the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association.



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The RSEQ's predecessor was initially known as the Quebec Universities Athletic Association (QUAA) when it was founded in 1971 from the reformulations of three university athletic associations spanning the universities of Ontario and Quebec. (Those were the Quebec-Ontario Athletic Association, the Ottawa-St. Lawrence Conference, and the Ontario Intercollegiate Athletic Association.)

The QUAA ceased to operate a university hockey league after the 1986-87 season. The conference's three remaining teams at that point (McGill Redmen, UQTR Patriotes, and Concordia Stingers) joined, and remain, in the OUA conference.

In 1989 Quebec merged the university, collegiate, and high school governing bodies. The amalgamated association was named the Quebec Student Sports Federation (QSSF). and then renamed RSEQ in November 2010. The RSEQ continues to operate a college and high school hockey leagues.


University Teams[]

Former Teams (Still in RSEQ)[]

Former Teams (No longer in RSEQ)[]

Lists of Seasons[]

Past Champions[]

Member schools[]

Institution Team City Province Founded Affiliation Enrollment Endowment
Concordia University Stingers Montreal QC 1896 Public 38,809 $54.4M
Université Laval Rouge-et-Or Quebec City QC 1663 Public 37,591 $105.3M
Université du Québec à Montréal Citadins Montreal QC 1969 Public 39,235 ---
McGill University Redmen Montreal QC 1821 Public 32,514 $973.6M
Bishop's University Gaiters Sherbrooke QC 1843 Public 1817 ---
Université de Montréal Carabins Montreal QC 1878 Public 55,540 $89.5M
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Patriotes Trois-Rivières QC 1969 Public 10,000 ---
Université de Sherbrooke Vert-et-Or Sherbrooke QC 1954 Public 35,000 ---

The Bishop's Gaiters are full RSEQ members, but have played football in Atlantic University Sport since 2017. The UQAR Nordets (Université du Québec à Rimouski) & UQO Torrents (Université du Québec en Outaouais]) are golf-only members.

The McGill Martlets celebrate their 2009 QSSF championship


Canadian athletic facilities are often listed by their "maximum capacity", which is often an estimate of their largest recorded crowd in the facility. These maximum capacities can and often do include standing room patrons and attendees seated on grass surrounding a playing field. Seated Capacity is the actual number of permanent seats, be they grandstands or permanently in use bleachers. This is why you will sometimes see larger capacities listed for these sites when searching for them on line. When capacity numbers have mismatched on source sites, unless the larger capacity could be confirmed as a seated capacity, the smaller capacity number has been listed here.

Please update with verified "seated capacities" only when the institutions release more accurate official seated capacities.

Institution Football
Concordia Concordia Stadium 4000 Concordia Gymnasium 750 Ed Meagher Arena 1000 Concordia Stadium 4000
Laval PEPS stade extérieur 10,200* PEPS gymnase 2500 No Hockey -- PEPS soccer fields --
UQAM No Football -- UQAM Centre sportif 600 No Hockey -- yes --
McGill Molson Stadium 20,202 Love Competition Hall 1500 McConnell Arena 950 Molson Stadium 20,202
Bishop's Coulter Field 2000 John H. Price Sports Centre 1400 W.B. Scott Arena 1200 No Soccer --
Montréal CEPSUM Stadium 5100 No Basketball -- CEPSUM Arena-W 3000 CEPSUM Stadium 5100
UQTR No Football -- No Basketball -- Colisée de Trois-Rivières 2700 Terrain synthétique de soccer 3000
Sherbrooke University of Sherbrooke Stadium 8000 No Basketball -- No Hockey -- Piste d'athlétisme et terrain de soccer 2000

(*Laval's PEPS stade extérieur has an official seated capacity of 10,200 although it has held a standing room crowd of over 18,000 and as such is often listed as having a maxiumum capacity of 18,000.)

(Data mined from the CIS homepage's member directory CIS directory and World The members directory numbers seem to be ballpark figures in some cases.)

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Atlantic links:

Ontario-Quebec links:


RSEQ College League[]

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The RSEQ colleges are affiliated with the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA). The CCAA has not held a national hockey playoff since 2001. The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) is currently the only other college league in Canada. However, the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) is open to college teams. The RSEQ teams do not play teams from U Sports.

Member Teams[]

CCAA National Championships[]

Table of Champions[]

Established in 1961, the Fédération des Associations Sportives Collégiales du Québec (FASCQ) was brought under the umbrella of Fédération Québecoise du Sport Étudiant/Québec Student Sports Federation (FQSE/QSSF) in 1988. The conference was rebranded as Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) in 2010. The 'AAA' College League was sanctioned from 1979 through 1988.

Season Quebec Champions Head Coach
1979-80 Saint-Georges Condors Jean-Charles Gravel
1980-81 Saint-Laurent Patriotes Gérard Gagnon
1981-82 Saint-Jérôme Cheminots Claude Mallette
1982-83 Saint-Hyacinthe Lauréats Clément Jodoin
1983-84 Saint-Georges Condors Nelson Tremblay
1984-85 Victoriaville Vulkins Alain Chainey
1985-86 Saint-Laurent Patriotes Gérard Gagnon
1986-87 Victoriaville Vulkins Alain Chainey
1987-88 Saint-Laurent Patriotes Gérard Gagnon

The 'AA' College League was sanctioned between 1970 and 2002.

Season Quebec Champions Head Coach
1970-71 Saint-Laurent Patriotes Jean Verrier
1971-72 Saint-Laurent Patriotes Gérard Gagnon
1972-73 Trois-Rivières Diablos Normand Meunier
1973-74 Viéux-Montréal Kodiaks Daniel Beaudet
1974-75 Saint-Laurent Patriotes Gérard Gagnon
1975-76 Lévis-Lauzon Faucons Denis Coulombe
1976-77 Dawson College Blues Ken Ekins
1977-78 Limoilou Titans Gérald Daigle
1978-79 Saint-Laurent Patriotes Gérard Gagnon
1979-80 Dawson College Blues Pierre Gagné
1980-81 Victoriaville Vulkins Serge Ratté
1981-82 Victoriaville Vulkins Serge Ratté
1982-83 Lennoxville Cougars Rod McKell
1983-84 Sorel-Tracy Rebelles Robert Gagné
1984-85 Hauterieve Trappeurs Fernand Leblanc
1985-86 Alma Jeannois Carol Bellemare
1986-87 Montmorency Nomades Bernard Cramer
1987-88 Montmorency Nomades Bernard Cramer
1988-89 Montmorency Nomades Bernard Cramer
1989-90 Saint-Laurent Patriotes Dino Masanotti
1990-91 Lennoxville Cougars Rod McKell
1991-92 Lévis-Lauzon Faucons Simon Boutin
1992-93 Pocatière Gaulois Pierre Morin
1993-94 Lévis-Lauzon Faucons Simon Boutin
1994-95 Lévis-Lauzon Faucons Simon Boutin
1995-96 Lévis-Lauzon Faucons Simon Boutin
1996-97 Laflèche Dragons Alain Groleau
1997-98 Lévis-Lauzon Faucons Simon Boutin
1998-99 Lévis-Lauzon Faucons Simon Boutin
1999-2000 Lévis-Lauzon Faucons Simon Boutin
2000-01 Lévis-Lauzon Faucons Richard Couture
2001-02 Champlain Cougars Sylvain Laflamme
Saguenay seasons

Division I hockey has been sanctioned since the 2009-10 season.

Season Quebec Champions Head Coach
2009-10 Champlain St-Lawrence Lions Mike Labadie
2010-11 Champlain St-Lawrence Lions Mike Labadie
2011-12 Champlain St-Lawrence Lions Mike Labadie
2012-13 André-Laurendeau Boomerang Alexandre Dandenault
2013-14 Champlain St-Lawrence Lions Guy Chouinard
2014-15 Sorel-Tracy Rebelles Eric Messier
2015-16 Champlain St-Lawrence Lions Guy Chouinard
2016-17 André-Laurendeau Boomerang Alexandre Dandenault
2017-18 Le Boomerang Cégep André-Laurendeau Alexandre Dandenault
2018-19 Les Lauréats du Cégep de St-Hyacinthe Louis-Philippe Blanchet
2019-20 none

Women's League

Source: ACAC History - Quebec

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