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Trois-Rivières Lions
City: Trois-Rivières, Quebec
League: ECHL
Founded: 2021
Home Arena: Le Nouveau Colisée
Owner(s): Deacon Sports and Entertainment
Affiliates: Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
Laval Rocket (AHL)
Franchise history
2021–present: Trois-Rivières Lions

The Trois-Rivières Lions are a professional minor league ice hockey team in the ECHL based in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. The team will begin play in the 2021–22 ECHL season with home games at Le Nouveau Colisée. They are affiliated with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League and Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League.[1]


The city of Trois-Rivières, Quebec, began construction on a replacement for aging Colisée de Trois-Rivières with an expected completion date of 2021, but had no permanent tenants scheduled.[2] In July 2020, Newfoundland Growlers' majority owner Dean MacDonald (through his group Deacon Sports and Entertainment) came to an agreement with the city to place an ECHL team in Le Nouveau Colisée, pending league approval, for the 2021–22 season.[3] On November 30, the team finalized its lease agreement.[4] Finally, on January 12, 2021, the team was approved by the ECHL Board of Governors to join the league for the 2021–22 season.[5] On January 19, the Montreal Canadiens had announced that the new team would serve as their ECHL affiliate.[1]

On June 10, 2021, the team name was announced as the Trois-Rivières Lions, named after the only previous professional team to play in the city, the Trois-Rivières Lions, from 1955 to 1960.[6]

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