|Home Arena:||Le Nouveau Colisée|
|Owner(s):||Deacon Sports and Entertainment|
|Affiliates:||Montreal Canadiens (NHL)|
Laval Rocket (AHL)
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.
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. 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. On November 30, the team finalized its lease agreement. Finally, on January 12, 2021, the team was approved by the ECHL Board of Governors to join the league for the 2021–22 season. On January 19, the Montreal Canadiens had announced that the new team would serve as their ECHL affiliate.
- The Canadiens announce affiliation with the new ECHL Trois-Rivières club (January 19, 2021).
- Pour qui l’aréna de 60 millions? (February 4, 2020).
- ECHL: TROIS-RIVIÈRES WILL HAVE ITS OWN HOCKEY CLUB (July 9, 2020).
- Trois-Rivieres one step closer to hosting rumoured Canadiens ECHL affiliate team (November 30, 2020).
- ECHL Approves Two Expansion Memberships (January 12, 2021).
- INTRODUCING THE TROIS-RIVIÈRES LIONS (June 10, 2021).
|Franchise||Franchise • Original Six • Players • Coaches • General Managers • Seasons • Records • Draft Picks • Award Winners|
|Arenas||Jubilee Arena • Montreal Arena • Mount Royal Arena • Montreal Forum • Bell Centre|
|Affiliates||Laval Rocket (AHL)|
|Franchise formerly the Houston Apollos, Montreal Voyageurs, Nova Scotia Voyageurs, Sherbrooke Canadiens, Fredericton Canadiens, Quebec Citadelles, Hamilton Bulldogs and St. Johns IceCaps - Founded in 1965 - Based in Laval, Quebec|
|Franchise||Franchise (Houston Apollos - Montreal/Nova Scotia Voyageurs - Sherbrooke Canadiens - Fredericton Canadiens - Quebec Citadelles - Hamilton Bulldogs - St. John's IceCaps - Players - General managers - Seasons|
|Personnel||Owners: Montreal Canadiens|
Head coach: Joël Bouchard
|Arenas||Sam Houston Coliseum - Montreal Forum - Halifax Forum - Halifax Metro Centre - Palais des Sports (Sherbrooke) - Aitken Centre - Colisée Pepsi - Copps Coliseum - Mile One Centre - Place Bell|
|Rivalries||Toronto Marlies - Rochester Americans - Belleville Senators|
|Affiliates||Montreal Canadiens (NHL) - Trois-Rivières Lions (ECHL)|
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