Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Drakkar de Baie-Comeau
CityBaie-Comeau, Quebec
LeagueQuebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League
ConferenceEast
DivisionEast
Founded1997
Home arenaCentre Henry-Leonard
ColoursRed, white and gold
     
General managerJean-François Grégoire
Head coachJean-François Grégoire
Websitewww.le-drakkar.com

The Baie-Comeau Drakkar is a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League that plays at Centre Henry-Leonard in Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada. The name "Drakkar" refers to a type of longship.[1]

History

The Drakkar first played in the QMJHL in 1997–98 season. One of the founders of the team was former Quebec Nordique co-founder Marius Fortier.[citation needed]

Baie-Comeau has never won the President's Cup, and only have seven winning seasons in their history. The 2012–13 team had the second-best record during the regular season and reached the league finals for the first time in franchise history, but lost to the Halifax Mooseheads, four games to one.[citation needed]

National Hockey League (NHL) alumni include Marc-André Bergeron, Jean-François Jacques, Yanick Lehoux, Olivier Michaud, Joël Perrault, Patrick Thoresen, Bruno St. Jacques and Gabriel Bourque.[citation needed]

During its 2005–06 season, the team was the subject of the documentary film Junior by the National Film Board of Canada.[2]

Coaches

Notable coaches for the Drakkar include Richard Martel, Mario Pouliot and Éric Veilleux.[3]

Season-by-season record

Regular season

OL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss, Pct = Winning percentage
Season Games Won Lost Tied OL SL Points Pct Goalsfor Goalsagainst Standing Playoff
1997–98 70 18 47 5 - - 41 0.293 215 332 7th, Dilio Out of Playoffs
1998–99 70 18 44 8 - - 44 0.314 208 297 7th, Dilio Out of Playoffs
1999–2000 72 31 31 5 5 - 72 0.500 257 285 3rd, East Lost 1st round
2000–01 72 41 23 8 0 - 90 0.625 283 255 1st, East Lost 3rd round
2001–02 72 38 25 7 2 - 85 0.590 288 231 2nd, East Lost 1st round
2002–03 72 50 14 6 2 - 108 0.750 319 213 1st, East Lost 3rd round
2003–04 70 21 42 5 2 - 49 0.350 195 285 5th, Eastern Lost 1st round
2004–05 70 24 37 5 4 - 57 0.407 208 280 5th, Eastern Lost 1st round
2005–06 70 30 38 - 2 - 62 0.443 249 285 7th, Western Lost 1st round
2006–07 70 35 26 - 1 8 79 0.564 304 285 7th, Telus Lost 2nd round
2007–08 70 45 19 - 2 4 96 0.686 249 210 2nd, Telus Lost 1st round
2008–09 68 22 37 - 7 2 53 0.390 206 297 4th, East Lost 1st round
2009–10 68 21 40 - 4 3 49 0.360 187 297 4th, East Out of Playoffs
2010–11 68 12 46 - 6 4 34 0.250 151 266 6th, East Out of Playoffs
2011–12 68 29 34 - 1 4 63 0.463 217 241 6th, Telus East Lost 2nd round
2012–13 68 44 19 - 2 3 93 0.684 274 191 1st, Telus East Lost in Finals
2013–14 68 47 16 - 2 3 99 0.728 255 170 1st, Telus East Lost in Finals
2014–15 68 35 25 - 5 3 78 0.574 227 237 4th, East Lost 2nd round
2015–16 68 14 49 - 2 3 33 0.260 147 302 6th, East Out of Playoffs
2016–17 68 26 32 - 6 4 62 0.462 203 230 5th, East Lost 1st round
2017–18 68 30 33 - 4 1 65 0.465 224 257 4th, East Lost 1st round
2018–19 68 49 15 - 2 2 102 0.750 306 189 2nd, East Lost 1st round
2019–20 64 24 29 - 7 4 59 0.461 196 240 4th, East QMJHL playoffs cancelled
2020–21 36 8 26 - 1 1 18 0.250 82 137 6th, East Lost 1st round
2021–22 68 24 35 - 4 5 57 0.419 201 247 4th, East Lost 1st round
2022–23 68 30 32 - 4 2 66 0.485 205 244 4th, East Lost 1st round

Playoffs

Season 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
1997–98 - - - -
1998–99 - - - -
1999–2000 L, 2–4, Halifax - - -
2000–01 Bye W, 4–1, Rimouski L, 2–4, Acadie–Bathurst -
2001–02 L, 1–4, Cape Breton - - -
2002–03 Bye W, 4–1, Quebec L, 3–4, Halifax -
2003–04 L, 0–4, Moncton - - -
2004–05 L, 2–4, Chicoutimi - - -
2005–06 L, 0–4, Chicoutimi - - -
2006–07 W, 4–2, Victoriaville L, 1–4, Val-d'Or - -
2007–08 L, 1–4, Rimouski - - -
2008–09 L, 1–4, Quebec - - -
2009–10 - - - -
2010–11 - - - -
2011–12 W, 4–0, Victoriaville L, 0–4, Saint John - -
2012–13 W, 4–0, Sherbrooke W, 4–0, Victoriaville W, 4–2, Blainville-Boisbriand L, 1–4, Halifax
2013–14 W, 4–0, Shawinigan W, 4–0, Rouyn-Noranda W, 4–3, Blainville-Boisbriand L, 3–4, Val-d'Or
2014–15 W, 4–1, Saint John L, 3–4, Val-d'Or - -
2015–16 - - - -
2016–17 L, 0–4, Charlottetown - - -
2017–18 L, 1–4, Halifax - - -
2018–19 L, 3–4, Moncton - - -
2019–20 QMJHL playoffs cancelled
2020–21 L, 0–3, Val-d'Or - - -
2021–22 L, 1–3, Sherbrooke - - -
2022–23 L, 3–4, Moncton - - -

Team records

The team's all-time leading point scorer is Yanick Lehoux with 164 goals and 218 assists for 382 points; he is also the team's all-time leader in goals and assists. Thierry Douville is the team's all-time penalty minute leader with 1104. Frédéric Gamelin has played the most games in team history with 315.

Notable players

References

  1. ^ Creamer, Chris (2005-09-01). "Baie-Comeau Drakkar Primary Logo - Quebec Major Jr Hockey League (QMJHL)". SportsLogos.Net. Retrieved 2019-05-18.
  2. ^ Junior, NFB.ca
  3. ^ a b Season-by-season results on hockeydb.com