|Operated:||1969 to 1982 & |
1998 to 2003
|Home Arena:||Palais des Sports|
|Previous franchise history|
The Sherbrooke Castors or Sherbrooke Beavers (in English) was the name of two different junior ice hockey teams in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Both franchises played at the Palais des Sports in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
The Sherbrooke Castors (1969-1982) moved to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec in 1982, named the Saint-Jean Castors. In 1989 they were renamed the Saint-Jean Lynx. In 1995 the team moved to Rimouski, Quebec to become the Rimouski Océanic.
This original Castors franchise won the President's Cup in 1975, 1977 and 1982. The second incarnation never won. The Castors played in the Memorial Cup in those three years, and came closest to winning in 1982, when they lost in the tournament final to the Kitchener Rangers.
On November 24, 1974 on the way to a game in Chicoutimi; the team's bus was involved in an accident that killed Gaétan Paradis, and injured 30 more.
The second Sherbrooke Castors team (1998-2003), originally the Trois-Rivières Draveurs, franchise moved to Sherbrooke in 1992 as the Sherbrooke Faucons ("Falcons"). The Faucons were renamed the Castors in 1998 and moved to Lewiston, Maine in 2003, to be renamed the Lewiston Maineiacs.
The following Castors/Faucons later played in the National Hockey League:
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