Saint-Hyacinthe Laser
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City: St. Hyacinthe, Quebec
League: Q.M.J.H.L.
Operated: 1989 to 1996
Home Arena: Stade L.P. Gaucher
Franchise history
1933-72: Montreal Junior Canadiens
1972-75: 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 Saint-Hyacinthe Laser were a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1989 to 1996. They played their home games at Stade L.P. Gaucher.

History[edit | edit source]

The Saint-Hyacinthe Laser were born in 1989 after the Verdun Junior Canadiens were bought and moved to the city of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec . The team played for seven years before moving to Rouyn-Noranda.

In the third year of operation, general manager Claude Lemieux was named Executive of the Year (John Horman Trophy). He rebuilt the Verdun Junior Canadiens team that struggled last place in the QMJHL for three seasons into a club with a winning record, and awarded for many individual achievements in the next few years. Richard Martel, was awarded Coach of the year in 1993-94 (Ron Lapointe Trophy).

Players[edit | edit source]

The most notable player in the team's history is goaltender Martin Brodeur. He played three full season with the Laser, being drafted 20th overall in the 1st round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.

Award winners[edit | edit source]

CHL Player of the Year

  • 1991-92 Charles Poulin

CHL Sportsman of the Year

  • 1991-92 Martin Gendron

CHL Humanitarian of the Year

Jean Béliveau Trophy
(Top Scorer)

  • 1991-92 Patrick Poulin

Michel Brière Commemorative Trophy
(Most valuable player)

  • 1991-92 Charles Poulin

Shell Cup – Offensive
(Offensive player of the year)

  • 1991-92 Martin Gendron

Raymond Lagacé Trophy
(Offensive Rookie of the Year)

  • 1993-94 Jimmy Drolet

Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy
(Most sportsmanlike player)

  • 1991-92 Martin Gendron
  • 1992-93 Martin Gendron

Paul Dumont Trophy
(Personality of the year)

  • 1991-92 Patrick Poulin

Wittnauer Plaque
(Best community involvement)

NHL alumni[edit | edit source]

Season-by-season results[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Pct % Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1989-90 70 35 29 6 76 0.543 299 301 7th QMJHL
1990-91 70 36 30 4 76 0.543 287 251 4th Lebel
1991-92 70 35 28 7 77 0.550 332 274 4th Lebel
1992-93 70 29 37 4 62 0.443 312 320 5th Lebel
1993-94 72 35 30 7 77 0.535 297 290 4th Lebel
1994-95 72 26 42 4 56 0.389 241 310 5th Lebel
1995-96 70 23 44 3 49 0.350 242 353 6th Lebel

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • 1989-1990 Defeated Trois-Rivières Draveurs 4 games to 3 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to Victoriaville Tigres 4 games to 1 in semi-finals.
  • 1990-1991 Lost to Longueuil Collège Français 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
  • 1991-1992 Lost to Verdun Collège Français 4 games to 2 in quarter-finals.
  • 1992-1993 Out of playoffs.
  • 1993-1994 Lost to Hull Olympiques 4 games to 3 in division quarter-finals.
  • 1994-1995 Lost to Hull Olympiques 4 games to 1 in division quarter-finals.
  • 1995-1996 Finished 4th place (3 wins, 4 losses) in 6 team round-robin for division quarter-finals.
    Lost to Granby Prédateurs 4 games to 1 in quarter-finals.

External links[edit | edit source]

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