Drummondville Voltigeurs
Voltigeurs de Drummondville
Drummondville Voltigeurs.svg
CityDrummondville, Quebec
LeagueQuebec Major Junior Hockey League
DivisionTelus West
Founded1982
Home arenaCentre Marcel Dionne
ColoursBlack, red, silver and white
       
General managerPhilippe Boucher
Head coachRyan Falkenham
Websitewww.voltigeurs.ca
Championships
Playoff championships2009 QMJHL Champions

The Drummondville Voltigeurs are a junior ice hockey team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). The franchise was originally granted for the 1982–83 season, and is based in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada, playing its home games at the Centre Marcel Dionne. The team won the QMJHL's President's Cup in 2009.

History

Drummondville had a QMJHL team at the foundation of the League in 1969, called the Drummondville Rangers. However, the team folded at the end of the 1973–74 season. For the 1982–83 season, the city was granted an expansion franchise,[1][2] along with the Longueuil Chevaliers. The team was named for a Quebec-based regiment that fought in the War of 1812, the Canadian Voltigeurs.[citation needed]

On February 9, 1989, Drummondville's coach and general manager Jean Bégin, was suspended indefinitely after he was arrested and charged with sexual assault.[3][4]

The Voltigeurs have participated in the Memorial Cup tournament three times. In 1988 and 1991, they participated as the QMJHL runner-up and in 2009 as League champions.[5] The Voltigeurs won both the President's Cup and Jean Rougeau Trophy during the 2008–09 season. In the 2009 Memorial Cup, the Voltigeurs finished second in the round robin, but lost to the Windsor Spitfires in the semi-finals.[6][7]

Championships

Memorial Cup
President's Cup
Jean Rougeau Trophy

Notable coaches

Players

NHL alumni

Retired numbers

References

  1. ^ "Match historique à Drummondville". La Nouvelle Union. November 26, 2010. Archived from the original on October 30, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-29.
  2. ^ "Les Voltigeurs sont champions!". March 13, 2009. Retrieved 2013-10-29.
  3. ^ Rouleau, Françcois-David (2015-03-12). "3 scandales qui ont marqué la LHJMQ". Le Journal de Montréal (in French). Retrieved 2020-01-08.
  4. ^ La Presse Canadienne (February 9, 1989). "Bégin arrêté". Le Soleil (in French). Quebec City, Quebec. p. 2.icon of an open green padlock
  5. ^ King, Patrick (25 August 2009). "Memorial Cup: Voltigeurs preview". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  6. ^ Hale, J. (May 23, 2009). "The Junior Report: Windsor Ousts Drummondville in Overtime". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-29.
  7. ^ "Henrique' OT Winner Sends Windsor to Memorial Cap Final". TSN. May 22, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-29.
  8. ^ "Steve Chartrand (b.1969) Hockey Stats and Profile at hockeydb.com".
  9. ^ Duquette, Vincent. "La liste complète de tous les chandails retirés dans le hockey junior majeur canadien". journaldemontreal.com. Retrieved 10 April 2018.