2020–21 QMJHL season

The 2020–21 QMJHL season was the 52nd season of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). The regular season began on October 2, 2020, and ended on April 18, 2021.[1]

2020–21 QMJHL season
LeagueQuebec Major Junior Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationRegular season
October 2, 2020 – April 18, 2021
Playoffs
April 23 – June 5, 2021
Number of teams18
TV partner(s)Eastlink TV
TVA Sports
MATV
Finals championsVictoriaville Tigres
QMJHL seasons
2020–21 CHL season
LeagueCanadian Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationOHL
Did not play
QMJHL
October 2020 – June 2021
WHL
February 2021 – May 2021
Number of teams60
TV partner(s)TVA Sports
Rogers Sportsnet
Rogers TV
Shaw TV

The playoffs began on April 23 and ended on June 5 with the Victoriaville Tigres winning the President's Cup as the QMJHL champion. Traditionally, the champion would have earned a berth in the 2021 Memorial Cup, which was to be hosted by the Ontario Hockey League from June 17 to 27, 2021, however, the Memorial Cup was cancelled for the second season in a row due to the restrictions during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The QMJHL was the only Canadian Hockey League member to award a playoff champion in 2021 as the Ontario Hockey League completely cancelled its season and the Western Hockey League only had small regional tournaments.

Final standingsEdit

Source: TheQMJHL.ca
Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; PTS = Points; PTS%= Points Percentage; x = clinched playoff berth; y = clinched division title; z = clinched Jean Rougeau Trophy

Maritimes Division GP W L OTL SL PTS PTS% GF GA Rank
xyz-Charlottetown Islanders 40 35 5 0 0 70 .875 197 89 1
x-Acadie–Bathurst Titan 33 21 10 1 1 44 .667 146 121 4
x-Saint John Sea Dogs 33 15 14 3 1 34 .515 138 136 11
x-Halifax Mooseheads 43 15 19 5 4 39 .453 152 183 13
x-Moncton Wildcats 31 11 17 2 1 25 .403 105 136 14
x-Cape Breton Eagles 38 12 25 1 0 25 .329 113 186 17
East Division GP W L OTL SL PTS PTS% GF GA Rank
xy-Chicoutimi Saguenéens 29 17 7 3 2 39 .672 105 77 3
x-Shawinigan Cataractes 34 21 10 2 1 45 .662 125 109 5
x-Victoriaville Tigres 26 16 9 1 0 33 .635 99 65 6
x-Quebec Remparts 32 17 9 4 2 40 .625 107 96 8
x-Rimouski Océanic 39 13 22 2 2 30 .385 104 143 15
x-Baie-Comeau Drakkar 36 8 26 1 1 18 .250 82 137 18
West Division GP W L OTL SL PTS PTS% GF GA Rank
xy-Val-d'Or Foreurs 36 29 3 2 2 62 .861 141 78 2
x-Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 32 18 10 4 0 40 .625 133 118 7
x-Drummondville Voltigeurs 34 18 11 4 1 41 .603 106 104 9
x-Gatineau Olympiques 31 16 11 2 2 36 .581 95 87 10
x-Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 40 17 18 4 1 39 .488 100 146 12
x-Sherbrooke Phoenix 27 8 17 1 1 18 .333 68 105 16

Scoring leadersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes
Source: TheQMJHL.ca

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Cédric Desruisseaux Charlottetown Islanders 40 42 36 78 28
Thomas Casey Charlottetown Islanders 38 34 40 74 34
Brett Budgell Charlottetown Islanders 40 15 43 58 28
Lukas Cormier Charlottetown Islanders 39 16 38 54 36
Mathieu Desgagnés Acadie–Bathurst Titan 31 24 28 52 15
Ryan Francis Cape Breton/Saint John 32 16 34 50 24
Elliot Desnoyers Halifax Mooseheads 37 21 28 49 24
Olivier Nadeau Shawinigan Cataractes 34 13 32 45 28
Mavrik Bourque Shawinigan Cataractes 28 19 24 43 36
Shawn Element Cape Breton/Victoriaville 31 17 26 43 18

Leading goaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; Mins = Minutes Played; W = Wins; L = Losses: OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Allowed; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against Average
Source: TheQMJHL.ca

Player Team GP Mins W L OTL SOL GA SO Sv% GAA
Colten Ellis Charlottetown Islanders 24 1447:37 23 1 0 0 43 7 .926 1.78
Jonathan Lemieux Val-d'Or Foreurs 24 1440:02 20 2 1 1 47 1 .920 1.96
Alexis Shank Chicoutimi Saguenéens 23 1383:34 14 5 2 2 49 3 .918 2.12
William Blackburn Val-d'Or Foreurs 13 763:23 9 1 1 1 28 0 .907 2.20
Nikolas Hurtubise Victoriaville Tigres 17 904:05 10 4 1 0 35 2 .914 2.32

PlayoffsEdit

Maritimes round-robinEdit

Due to local travel restrictions, all Nova Scotia-based teams were deemed ineligible to compete in the playoffs. Three New Brunswick-based teams competed in a nine-game round-robin tournament to determine who would face the Charlottetown Islanders in the Maritimes division final.[2][3]

  — Indicates team advanced to the division final

Team GP W L GF GA PTS
Acadie–Bathurst Titan 6 4 2 26 25 8
Saint John Sea Dogs 6 3 3 28 24 6
Moncton Wildcats 6 2 4 22 27 4

Playoff bracketEdit

Final results:[4]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
            
Q1 Val-d'Or 3
Q12 Baie-Comeau 0
Q1 Val-d'Or 3
Q10 Rimouski 0
Q2 Chicoutimi 3
Q11 Sherbrooke 0
1 Charlottetown 2
4 Victoriaville 3
Q3 Shawinigan 2
Q10 Rimouski 3
Q2 Chicoutimi 3
Q6 Quebec 0
Q4 Victoriaville 3
Q9 Rouyn-Noranda 0
2 Val-d'Or 2
4 Victoriaville 4
Q5 Blainville-Boisbriand 3
Q8 Gatineau 1
Q4 Victoriaville 3
Q5 Blainville-Boisbriand 2
Q6 Quebec 3
Q7 Drummondville 0
2 Val-d'Or 3
3 Chicoutimi 0
M1 Charlottetown 3
M2 Acadie–Bathurst 0

First RoundEdit

Quebec divisionsEdit

(1) Val-d'Or Foreurs vs. (12) Baie-Comeau DrakkarEdit

April 24 Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2 – 7 Val-d'Or Foreurs Centre Marcel Dionne Recap
April 25 Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2 – 6 Val-d'Or Foreurs Centre Marcel Dionne Recap
April 27 Val-d'Or Foreurs 4 – 1 Baie-Comeau Drakkar Centre Marcel Dionne Recap
Val-d'Or wins series 3–0


(2) Chicoutimi Saguenéens vs. (11) Sherbrooke PhoenixEdit

April 23 Sherbrooke Phoenix 2 – 4 Chicoutimi Saguenéens Centre Georges-Vézina Recap
April 24 Sherbrooke Phoenix 3 – 6 Chicoutimi Saguenéens Centre Georges-Vézina Recap
April 26 Chicoutimi Saguenéens 7 – 3 Sherbrooke Phoenix Centre Georges-Vézina Recap
Chicoutimi wins series 3–0


(3) Shawinigan Cataractes vs. (10) Rimouski OcéanicEdit

April 23 Rimouski Océanic 1 – 0 Shawinigan Cataractes Centre Gervais Auto Recap
April 24 Rimouski Océanic 1 – 7 Shawinigan Cataractes Centre Gervais Auto Recap
April 26 Shawinigan Cataractes 5 – 2 Rimouski Océanic Centre Gervais Auto Recap
April 28 Shawinigan Cataractes 3 – 4 Rimouski Océanic Centre Gervais Auto Recap
April 30 Rimouski Océanic 2 – 0 Shawinigan Cataractes Centre Gervais Auto Recap
Rimouski wins series 3–2


(4) Victoriaville Tigres vs. (9) Rouyn-Noranda HuskiesEdit

April 23 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 2 – 3 Victoriaville Tigres Colisée Desjardins Recap
April 25 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 3 – 6 Victoriaville Tigres Colisée Desjardins Recap
April 26 Victoriaville Tigres 1 – 0 OT Rouyn-Noranda Huskies Colisée Desjardins Recap
Victoriaville wins series 3–0


(5) Blainville-Boisbriand Armada vs. (8) Gatineau OlympiquesEdit

April 28 Gatineau Olympiques 6 – 3 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada Centre Gervais Auto Recap
April 29 Gatineau Olympiques 1 – 6 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada Centre Gervais Auto Recap
May 1 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5 – 2 Gatineau Olympiques Centre Gervais Auto Recap
May 3 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4 – 3 Gatineau Olympiques Centre Gervais Auto Recap
Blainville-Boisbriand wins series 3–1


(6) Quebec Remparts vs. (7) Drummondville VoltigeursEdit

April 27 Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 – 4 OT Quebec Remparts Centre Marcel Dionne Recap
April 28 Drummondville Voltigeurs 2 – 4 Quebec Remparts Centre Marcel Dionne Recap
April 30 Quebec Remparts 5 – 2 Drummondville Voltigeurs Centre Marcel Dionne Recap
Quebec wins series 3–0


QuarterfinalsEdit

Quebec DivisionsEdit

(1) Val-d'Or Foreurs vs. (6) Rimouski OcéanicEdit

May 7 Rimouski Océanic 2 – 6 Val-d'Or Foreurs Centre Vidéotron Recap
May 8 Rimouski Océanic 0 – 3 Val-d'Or Foreurs Centre Vidéotron Recap
May 11[a] Val-d'Or Foreurs 8 – 2 Rimouski Océanic Centre Vidéotron Recap
Val-d'Or wins series 3–0
  1. ^ Postponed from May 10 due to a possible positive case of COVID-19 in the May 8 game between Val-d'Or Foreurs and Rimouski Océanic.[5]

(2) Chicoutimi Saguenéens vs. (5) Quebec RempartsEdit

May 7 Quebec Remparts 0 – 5 Chicoutimi Saguenéens Centre Vidéotron Recap
May 9 Quebec Remparts 2 – 3 Chicoutimi Saguenéens Centre Vidéotron Recap
May 10 Chicoutimi Saguenéens 5 – 1 Quebec Remparts Centre Vidéotron Recap
Chicoutimi wins series 3–0


(3) Victoriaville Tigres vs. (4) Blainville-Boisbriand ArmadaEdit

May 8 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3 – 2 OT Victoriaville Tigres Centre Vidéotron Recap
May 10[a] Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 2 – 3 OT Victoriaville Tigres Centre Vidéotron Recap
May 11 Victoriaville Tigres 6 – 4 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada Centre Vidéotron Recap
May 13 Victoriaville Tigres 2 – 3 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada Centre Vidéotron Recap
May 15 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3 – 9 Victoriaville Tigres Centre Vidéotron Recap
Victoriaville wins series 3–2
  1. ^ Postponed from May 9 due to a possible positive case of COVID-19 in the May 8 game between Val-d'Or Foreurs and Rimouski Océanic with the same officials scheduled for the May 9 game.[6]

Maritimes DivisionEdit

(1) Charlottetown Islanders vs. (2) Acadie–Bathurst TitanEdit

May 8 Acadie–Bathurst Titan 0 – 3 Charlottetown Islanders Centre Gervais Auto Recap
May 9 Acadie–Bathurst Titan 5 – 7 Charlottetown Islanders Centre Gervais Auto Recap
May 11 Charlottetown Islanders 2 – 1 Acadie–Bathurst Titan Centre Gervais Auto Recap
Charlottetown wins series 3–0

SemifinalsEdit

(1) Charlottetown Islanders vs. (4) Victoriaville TigresEdit

May 18 Victoriaville Tigres 4 – 5 OT Charlottetown Islanders Centre Vidéotron Recap
May 19 Victoriaville Tigres 9 – 2 Charlottetown Islanders Centre Vidéotron Recap
May 21 Charlottetown Islanders 4 – 3 Victoriaville Tigres Centre Vidéotron Recap
May 23 Charlottetown Islanders 4 – 5 Victoriaville Tigres Centre Vidéotron Recap
May 25 Victoriaville Tigres 2 – 0 Charlottetown Islanders Centre Vidéotron Recap
Victoriaville wins series 3–2


(2) Val-d'Or Foreurs vs. (3) Chicoutimi SaguenéensEdit

May 17 Chicoutimi Saguenéens 2 – 5 Val-d'Or Foreurs Centre Vidéotron Recap
May 19 Chicoutimi Saguenéens 2 – 4 Val-d'Or Foreurs Centre Vidéotron Recap
May 20 Val-d'Or Foreurs 6 – 3 Chicoutimi Saguenéens Centre Vidéotron Recap
Val-d'Or wins series 3–0


FinalsEdit

(2) Val-d'Or Foreurs vs. (4) Victoriaville TigresEdit

May 27 Victoriaville Tigres 3 – 2 Val-d'Or Foreurs Centre Vidéotron Recap
May 29 Victoriaville Tigres 1 – 4 Val-d'Or Foreurs Centre Vidéotron Recap
May 30 Val-d'Or Foreurs 3 – 4 OT Victoriaville Tigres Centre Vidéotron Recap
June 1 Val-d'Or Foreurs 4 – 1 Victoriaville Tigres Centre Vidéotron Recap
June 3 Victoriaville Tigres 3 – 1 Val-d'Or Foreurs Centre Vidéotron Recap
June 5 Val-d'Or Foreurs 2 – 3 2OT Victoriaville Tigres Centre Vidéotron Recap
Victoriaville wins series 4–2


Playoff leading scorersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Alex Beaucage Victoriaville Tigres 16 10 15 25 4
Mikhail Abramov Victoriaville Tigres 19 5 19 24 8
Jakob Pelletier Val-d'Or Foreurs 15 5 18 23 6
Benjamin Tardif Victoriaville Tigres 19 11 11 22 12
Jordan Spence Val-d'Or Foreurs 15 2 18 20 6
Samuel Poulin Val-d'Or Foreurs 15 11 8 19 12
Shawn Element Victoriaville Tigres 19 10 9 19 14
Nathan Légaré Val-d'Or Foreurs 15 14 4 18 12
Maxim Cajkovic Val-d'Or Foreurs 15 10 7 17 6
Nicolas Daigle Victoriaville Tigres 19 7 10 17 8

Playoff leading goaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; Mins = Minutes Played; W = Wins; L = Losses: OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Allowed; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP Mins W L GA SO Sv% GAA
Antoine Coulombe Shawinigan Cataractes 5 297:26 2 3 9 0 .930 1.82
Jonathan Lemieux Val d'Or Foreurs 15 924:25 11 4 30 1 .910 1.95
Nikolas Hurtubise Victoriaville Tigres 16 969:02 11 4 41 2 .908 2.54
Fabio Iacobo Victoriaville Tigres 4 216:52 2 2 10 0 .877 2.77
Alexis Shank Chicoutimi Saguenéens 9 537:00 6 3 25 1 .899 2.79

Trophies and awardsEdit

Player

Executive

All-Star TeamsEdit

First All-Star Team:[7]

Second All-Star Team[8]

All-Rookie Team:[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LHJMQ – Incluant la couverture en direct des matchs, des clips audio et vidéo nouvelles exclusives, billets, statistiques, classements, horaires et autres".
  2. ^ Myrer, George. "No QMJHL playoffs for Halifax Mooseheads and Cape Breton Eagles | Saltwire". Saltwire. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  3. ^ "QMJHL only junior hockey league still going ahead with playoffs". CBC News. 2021-04-25. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  4. ^ "Playoff Bracket". QMJHL. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Isolation measures lifted for Rimouski and Val-d'Or". QMJHL. 10 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Tigres-Armada game rescheduled to tomorrow afternoon". QMJHL. 9 May 2021.
  7. ^ "2020-21 QMJHL First All-Star Team – LHJMQ".
  8. ^ "2020-21 QMJHL Second All-Star Team – LHJMQ".
  9. ^ "2020-21 QMJHL Rookie All-Star Team – LHJMQ".

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