Saint-Hyacinthe Laser
Saint-hyacinthe laser
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.


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).


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 winnersEdit

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 alumniEdit

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

SeasonGamesWonLostTiedPointsPct %Goals
1989-907035296760.5432993017th QMJHL
1990-917036304760.5432872514th Lebel
1991-927035287770.5503322744th Lebel
1992-937029374620.4433123205th Lebel
1993-947235307770.5352972904th Lebel
1994-957226424560.3892413105th Lebel
1995-967023443490.3502423536th Lebel


  • 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 linksEdit

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