Brûleurs de Loups
|Brûleurs de loups|
|Home arena||Patinoire Pôle Sud|
|1963-1972||Grenoble Hockey Club|
|1992-present||Brûleurs de Loups|
The name comes from an event recorded by Cardinal LeCamus in 1672 at St Christophe en Oisans, see the book from Thomas Pfeiffer, Le Brûleur de loups, Lyon, 2004, and Sur les traces des brûleurs de loups, Paris, 2009. According to the Cardinal, members of his parish became fed up with wolves plaguing and harassing their livestock. One night, peasants cornered a pack into a small section of forest and burned them alive. The story still circulates in Grenoble popular folklore.
Such events were not too uncommon in 18th century France.
The Brûleurs de Loups hockey team is one of the most important of the Ligue Magnus and won the 2009 league. Former Montreal Canadiens and current Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Cristobal Huet played for Grenoble from the beginning of his career to 1998. He was born in nearby Saint-Martin-d'Hères.
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- Team homepage (in French)
- See the book from Pfeiffer Thomas, Le Brûleur de loups, Lyon, Bellier, 2004 who gives the clue of the origin of the Wolf burners.
- See the book from Pfeiffer Thomas, Sur les traces des brûleurs de loups", Paris, L'Harmattan,2009, again available.