Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
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City: Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
League: Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Conference: Telus
Division: West
Founded: 1996 (1996)–97
Home Arena: Arena Dave Keon
Colours: Black, red, silver and white
                   
Head Coach: Flag of Canada André Tourigny
General Manager: Flag of Canada André Tourigny
Franchise history
1933–72: Montreal Junior Canadiens
1954–56: Montreal Bleu Blanc Rouge
1975–82: Montreal Juniors
1982–84: Verdun Juniors
1984–89: Verdun Junior Canadiens
1989–96: Saint-Hyacinthe Laser
1996–present: Rouyn-Noranda Huskies

The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies are a junior ice hockey team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The team is based out of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. The team plays its home games at the Dave Keon Arena. The Huskies finished first overall in the QMJHL, during the 2007–08 QMJHL season, winning the Jean Rougeau Trophy.

History[edit | edit source]

The Rouyn-Noranda franchise started out as the Montreal Junior Canadiens. While in Montreal, the team won three Memorial Cups in 1950, 1969 and 1970. The team has since played in Verdun and Saint-Hyacinthe.

On April 25, 1996, Sylvain Danis and Dave Morin, then owners of the Saint-Hyacinthe Laser, decided to transfer the team to Rouyn-Noranda. Aware that the "National Capital of Copper" is a city which breathes hockey, they were confident that it was the best decision for the franchise. Former NHL Hall of Famers from the area include Dave Keon and Jacques Laperrière.

The Huskies name was chosen to represent the tough and determined nature of the local citizens and mining community. The team is currently owned entirely by local interests and all the decisions of the sixteen shareholders are made in the interest of the team and the city which it represents.

5th anniversary logo

Since 1996, the Huskies have won two regular season division titles, in 1998 and 2005. Rouyn-Norand finished first overall in the QMJHL in 2007–08, winning its first Jean Rougeau Trophy, posting 97 points in the regular season. The team is still in search of its first President's Cup since relocating to Rouyn-Noranda.

Logofrom 1996-2006

Awards[edit | edit source]

Jean Béliveau Trophy
(Top Scorer)




RDS Cup
(Rookie of the year)




Michel Bergeron Trophy
(Offensive Rookie of the Year)




Paul Dumont Trophy
(Personality of the year)

Telus Cup – Offensive
(Offensive player of the year)




Telus Cup – Defensive
(Defensive player of the year)




Marcel Robert Trophy
(Scholastic player of the year)

NHL alumni[edit | edit source]

Yearly results[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Legend: OL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss

Season Games Won Lost Tied OL SL Points Pct % Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1996–97 70 16 49 5 - - 37 0.264 174 324 7th Lebel
1997–98 70 43 23 4 - - 90 0.643 338 245 1st Lebel
1998–99 70 36 23 11 - - 83 0.593 314 261 2nd Lebel
1999–00 72 33 33 4 2 - 72 0.486 272 288 2nd West
2000–01 72 43 22 5 2 - 93 0.632 318 251 2nd West
2001–02 72 26 36 6 4 - 62 0.403 232 281 3rd West
2002–03 72 31 33 0 8 - 70 0.431 268 273 4th West
2003–04 70 30 27 9 4 - 73 0.493 260 265 3rd West
2004–05 70 31 23 11 5 - 78 0.521 266 244 1st West
2005–06 70 43 22 - 2 3 91 0.614 305 259 3rd West
2006–07 70 36 27 - 3 4 79 0.564 265 266 6th Telus
2007–08 70 47 20 - 2 1 97 0.693 294 238 1st Telus
2008-09 68 30 30 - 5 3 68 0.441 210 245 3rd West
2009-10 46 26 17 - 2 1 55 0.565 169 151 1st West
2010–11 68 12 50 - 4 2 30 0.221 151 339 6th West
2011-12 68 24 36 - 4 4 52 0.412 227 296 5th West
2012-13 68 40 24 - 1 3 84 0.618 283 255 2nd West
2013-14 68 35 28 - 3 2 75 0.551 254 243 5th West
2014-15 68 33 30 - 4 1 71 0.522 246 245 4th West
2015–16 68 54 9 - 3 2 113 0.831 302 181 1st West
2016–17 68 43 18 - 2 5 92 0.684 224 171 1st West
2017-18 68 39 19 - 7 3 88 0.647 239 179 3rd West
2018-19 68 59 8 - 0 1 0.875 320 138 119 1st West
2019-20 63 29 30 - 2 2 62 0.492 180 209 2nd West

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • 1996–1997 Out of playoffs.
  • 1997–1998 Lost to Hull Olympiques 4 games to 2 in division quarter-finals.
  • 1998–1999 Earned bye through division quarter-finals.
    Defeated Sherbrooke Castors 4 games to 3 in division semi-finals.
    Lost to Hull Olympiques 4 games to 0 in division finals.
  • 1999–2000 Defeated Sherbrooke Castors 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
    Lost to Hull Olympiques 4 games to 2 in conference semi-finals.
  • 2000–2001 Defeated Hull Olympiques 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
    Lost to Shawinigan Cataractes 4 games to o in conference semi-finals.
  • 2001–2002 Lost to Victoriaville Tigres 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2002–2003 Lost to Hull Olympiques 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2003–2004 Defeated Lewiston MAINEiacs 4 games to 3 in 1/8 finals.
    Lost to Gatineau Olympiques 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
  • 2004–2005 Earned bye through 1/8 finals.
    Defeated Moncton Wildcats 4 games to 2 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to Halifax Mooseheads 4 games to 0 semi-finals.
  • 2005–2006 Lost to Shawinigan Cataractes 4 games to 1 in 1/8 finals.
  • 2006–2007 Defeated Gatineau Olympiques 4 games to 1 in 1/8 finals.
    Defeated Drummondville Voltigeurs 4 games to 3 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to Lewiston MAINEiacs 4 games to 0 in semi-finals.
  • 2007–2008 Defeated Val D'or Foreurs 4 games to 0 in preliminary round.
    Defeated Rimouski Oceanic 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
    Defeated Saint John Sea Dogs 4 games to 0 in semi-finals.
    Lost to Gatineau Olympiques 4 games to 1 in QMJHL Finals.
  • 2008-2009 Lost to Montreal Junior 4 games to 2 in preliminary round.
  • 2009-2010 Round 2- Lose To Moncton Wildcats 4 games to 1.
  • 2010–2011 Out of playoffs.
  • 2011–2012 Lost to Shawinigan Cataractes 4 games to 0 in preliminary round.
  • 2012–2013 Defeated Drummondville Voltigeurs 4 games to 1 in preliminary round. Defeated Québec Remparts 4 games to 1 in second round. Lost to the Halifax Mooseheads 4 games to 0 in third round.
  • 2013-2014 Defeated Québec Remparts 4 games to 1 in preliminary round. Lost to Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4 games to 0 in second round.
  • 2014–2015 Lost to Val-d'Or Foreurs 4 games to 2 in preliminary round.
  • 2015-2016 Defeated Drummondville Voltigeurs 4 games to 0 in preliminary round.
    Defeated Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4 games to 1 in second round.
    Defeated Moncton Wildcats 4 games to 2 in third round.
    Defeated Shawinigan Cataractes 4 games to 1 in final; Won President's Cup.
  • 2016 Memorial Cup finished 3rd in round robin. Defeated Red Deer Rebels 3-1 in semifinal. Lost to London Knights 3-2 (ot) in championship game.
  • 2016-17 Defeated Halifax Mooseheads 4-2 in first round; Lost to Chicoutimi Saguenéens 4-3 in quarterfinals
  • 2017-18 Lost to Sherbrooke Phoenix 4-3 in first round
  • 2018-19 Defeated Shawinigan Cataractes 4-2 in first round
    defeated Victoriaville Tigres 4-0 in quarterfinals
    defeated Rimouski Océanic 4-0 in Semifinals
    defeated Halifax Mooseheads 4-2 in Final; Won President's Cup
  • Won 2019 Memorial Cup
  • 2019-20 Playoffs cancelled

External links[edit | edit source]

Huskies official web site (en français)

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