Granby Bisons

The Granby Bisons were a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Granby, Quebec, and played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). They team was founded in 1981 in after the team moved from Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, where they had previously been known as the Sorel Éperviers. The Bisons played at Arena Leonard Grondin in Granby. In 1995 the team was renamed the Granby Prédateurs. As of 2019, the team is known as the Cape Breton Eagles.

Granby Bisons
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CityGranby, Quebec
LeagueQuebec Major Junior Hockey League
Operated1981 (1981) to 1995
Home arenaArena Leonard Grondin
Franchise history
1969–77Sorel Éperviers
1977–79Verdun Éperviers
1979–80Sorel/Verdun Éperviers
1980–81Sorel Éperviers
1981–95Granby Bisons
1995–97Granby Prédateurs
1997–2019Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
2019–presentCape Breton Eagles

Notable former Bisons include Patrick Roy, Pierre Turgeon.

HistoryEdit

Georges Larivière was named head coach of the Bisons for the 1985–86 QMJHL season. His appointment was described by The Washington Post as "part of a bold experiment for the next two years" and as "part of a research project" for his work at the Université de Montréal.[1]

Season-by-season recordEdit

OL = Overtime loss, Pct = Winning percentage
Season Games Won Lost Tied OL Points Pct Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1981–82 64 14 49 1 29 0.227 271 454 8th, QMJHL
1982–83 70 20 48 2 42 0.300 343 469 6th, Lebel
1983–84 70 31 38 1 63 0.450 308 348 5th, Lebel
1984–85 68 22 43 2 1 47 0.338 328 428 6th, Dilio
1985–86 72 23 46 3 49 0.340 333 444 5th, Dilio
1986–87 70 48 18 4 100 0.714 416 318 1st, Dilio
1987–88 70 23 44 3 49 0.350 294 370 4th, Lebel
1988–89 70 32 35 3 67 0.479 286 327 7th, QMJHL
1989–90 70 20 49 1 41 0.293 227 340 10th, QMJHL
1990–91 70 34 30 6 74 0.529 227 231 5th, Lebel
1991–92 70 25 42 3 53 0.379 291 355 5th, Lebel
1992–93 70 23 46 1 47 0.336 288 414 6th, Lebel
1993–94 72 30 40 2 62 0.431 297 309 6th, Lebel
1994–95 72 31 36 5 67 0.465 314 294 4th, Lebel
1995–96 70 56 12 2 114 0.814 389 191 1st, Lebel
1996–97 70 44 20 6 94 0.671 304 210 2nd, Lebel

NHL alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fachet, Robert (October 2, 1985). "Capitals Demote Erickson, Dumas". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  2. ^ Granby Bisons season-by-season record on www.hockeydb.com
  3. ^ Granby Prédateurs season-by-season record on www.hockeydb.com