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Quebec Citadelles

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Quebec Citadelles
Quebec citadelles 200x200.png
CityQuebec City, Quebec
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
Operated1999–2002
Home arenaColisée Pepsi
ColoursNavy Blue, White, gold, Silver
AffiliatesMontreal Canadiens
Franchise history
1969–1971Montreal Voyageurs
1971–1984Nova Scotia Voyageurs
1984–1990Sherbrooke Canadiens
1990–1999Fredericton Canadiens
1999–2002Quebec Citadelles
2002–2015Hamilton Bulldogs
2015–2017St. John's IceCaps
2017–presentLaval Rocket
Championships
Division Championships2 (1999–00, 2001–02)

The Quebec Citadelles (French: Citadelles de Québec) were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada at the Colisée Pepsi. The name refers to the Citadelle of Quebec, a landmark fortification in that city since the late 17th century.

The Citadelles were a minor-league feeder team that developed players for the NHL's Montreal Canadiens organization. This AHL team was established in 1999 to much fanfare, and played with good fan support (and some success) for three seasons, before being relocated and merged into the Hamilton Bulldogs.

History

Quebec Citadelles French language ticket for a game against the St. John's Maple Leafs in 2002
Quebec Citadelles French language ticket for a game against the St. John's Maple Leafs in 2002

One of the team's most striking features was its choice of a mascot and emblem. The team's sweaters were emblazoned with an iconically depicted goat's head, representing the goat mascot of the Royal 22e Régiment (The Van Doos) stationed in the Citadel of Quebec. By tradition, this goat is always named 'Batisse'.[1] The regiment's goat is a descendant of one presented to the unit by Queen Elizabeth II in 1955 (which, in turn, was the descendant of a goat given to Queen Victoria from the Shah of Iran in 1844).

The franchise was previously known as: Fredericton Canadiens (1990–1999).
The market was previously served by: Quebec Rafales of the IHL (1996–1998).
The market is currently served by: Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (1997–present).
The franchise was merged with the: Hamilton Bulldogs (co-owned with the Edmonton Oilers organization in 2002, and wholly operated by the Montreal Canadiens from 2003–2015).

Season-by-season results

Regular season

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1999–00 80 37 34 5 4 83 227 238 1st, Atlantic
2000–01 80 41 32 3 4 89 264 252 2nd, Canadian
2001–02 80 35 27 15 3 88 257 254 1st, Canadian

Playoffs

Season 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
1999–00 L, 0–3, Providence
2000–01 W, 3–1, St. John's L, 1–4, Saint John
2001–02 L, 0–3, Hamilton

AHL team records

Goals: 32 Canada Eric Landry (2001–02)
Assists: 55 United States Craig Darby (2001–02)
Points: 75 Eric Landry (2001–02)
Penalty minutes: 231 Canada Dave Morissette (1999–00)
GAA: 2.37 Canada Dan Murphy (1999–00)
SV%: .924 Dan Murphy (1999–00)
Career goals: 66 Canada Pierre Sevigny
Career assists: 97 Pierre Sevigny
Career points: 163 Pierre Sevigny
Career penalty minutes: 380 Canada Jonathan Delisle
Career goaltending wins: 53 Canada Mathieu Garon
Career shutouts: 5 Mathieu Garon
Career games: 218 Pierre Sevigny

Affiliates

Notable Citadelles

Other teams with the same name

An early incarnation of the team played in the Quebec Junior Hockey League during the 1920s through the 1960s, developing such notable players as Jean Beliveau, Camille Henry, and Jacques Plante. It was also notable for having the first two Newfoundland trained players to play Major Junior hockey.

References

External links

This page was last edited on 24 August 2020, at 18:53
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