Saint-Hyacinthe Laser
CitySaint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
LeagueQuebec Major Junior Hockey League
Operated1989 (1989) to 1996
Home arenaStade L.P. Gaucher
Franchise history
1933-72Montreal Junior Canadiens
1972-75Montreal Bleu Blanc Rouge
1975-82Montreal Juniors
1982-84Verdun Juniors
1984-89Verdun Junior Canadiens
1989-96Saint-Hyacinthe Laser
1996-PresentRouyn-Noranda Huskies

The Saint-Hyacinthe Laser were a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1989 to 1996. They played their home games at Stade L.P. Gaucher in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada.


The Saint-Hyacinthe Laser were born in 1989 after the Verdun Junior Canadiens were bought and moved to the city of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. The team played for seven years before moving to Rouyn-Noranda.

In the third year of operation, general manager Claude Lemieux was named Executive of the Year (John Horman Trophy). He rebuilt the Verdun Junior Canadiens team that struggled in last place in the QMJHL for three seasons into a club with a winning record, and was awarded for many individual achievements in the next few years. Richard Martel was awarded Coach of the Year in 1993-94 (Ron Lapointe Trophy). His assistant coach that season was Mario Pouliot.[1]


The most notable player in the team's history is goaltender Martin Brodeur. He played three full seasons with the Laser, being drafted 20th overall in the 1st round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.

Award winners

CHL Player of the Year

CHL Sportsman of the Year

CHL Humanitarian of the Year

Jean Béliveau Trophy
(Top Scorer)

Michel Brière Commemorative Trophy
(Most valuable player)

Shell Cup – Offensive
(Offensive player of the year)

Raymond Lagacé Trophy
(Offensive Rookie of the Year)

Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy
(Most sportsmanlike player)

Paul Dumont Trophy
(Personality of the year)

Wittnauer Plaque
(Best community involvement)

NHL alumni

Season-by-season results

Regular season

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Pct % Goals
1989–90 70 35 29 6 76 0.543 299 301 7th QMJHL
1990–91 70 36 30 4 76 0.543 287 251 4th Lebel
1991–92 70 35 28 7 77 0.550 332 274 4th Lebel
1992–93 70 29 37 4 62 0.443 312 320 5th Lebel
1993–94 72 35 30 7 77 0.535 297 290 4th Lebel
1994–95 72 26 42 4 56 0.389 241 310 5th Lebel
1995–96 70 23 44 3 49 0.350 242 353 6th Lebel



  1. ^ "Richard Martel Team Staff Profile". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2019-05-10.