Jonquière Marquis

The Jonquière Marquis are a hockey team in the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey (LNAH), which is based in the province of Quebec. They play at the Palais des Sports. The team has a long hockey history and have been known as Gladiateurs (1996–1997), Chiefs (1997–2008) and Marquis (2009 - present).

Jonquière Marquis
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CitySaguenay, Quebec
LeagueLNAH
Founded2008
Home arenaPalais des Sport
Franchise history
1996–1997Saint-Lin-Laurentides Gladiateurs
1997–1998Sainte-Thérèse Chiefs
1998–2005Laval Chiefs
2005–2006Laval Summum Chiefs
2006–2008St-Jean Summum Chiefs
2008–2009Saguenay 98.3
2009–2012Saguenay Marquis
2012–presentJonquière Marquis
Championships
Regular season titlesNone
Division ChampionshipsNone
Playoff championships6
2000-2001, 2001-2002 (as Laval Chiefs)
2006-2007 (as Saint-Jean Summum Chiefs)
2012-13, 2013-14, 2016-17 (as Jonquiere Marquis)

HistoryEdit

1996-1997: Saint-Lin-Laurentides GladiateursEdit

The team started as the Saint-Lin-Laurentides Gladiateurs in 1996-1997.

1997-2004: The ChiefsEdit

The team moved to Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec to become the Sainte-Thérèse Chiefs in 1997-1998.

It moved to Laval in 1998-1999, playing at the Colisée de Laval as the Laval Chiefs. During its time at Laval, the team won the Futura Cup in 2001-2002 and 2002-2003.

The Laval Chiefs were also featured in a 2004 documentary on the Chiefs' enforcers, Les Chiefs.

The Chiefs were part of the semi-professional QSPHL (1998–2003) and QSMHL (2003–2004).

2005-2008: Summum ChiefsEdit

The team was sold to Genex Communications in 2005-2006 and were rechristened the Summum Chiefs after one of Genex's magazines, Summum. Accordingly the Laval Chiefs were renamed as the Laval Summum Chiefs for 2005-2006 season.

Genex sold the team to a group from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and it moved there for the 2006-2007 season, playing at the Colisée Isabelle-Brasseur and renamed from 2006 to 2008 as the St-Jean Summum Chiefs. The Saint-Jean Summum Chiefs won the Futura Cup in 2006-2007, after having played their last two playoff series in their former home, the Colisée de Laval.

The Chiefs moved to Saint-Hyacinthe in 2008 to become the Saint-Hyacinthe Chiefs folding the following season.

2008-2012: Saguenay 98.3 / Saguenay MarquisEdit

With a move to Saguenay in 2008, it became knawn as the Saguenay 98.3, after the local radio station that sponsored the team, CKRS-FM (at the time under ownership of Corus Entertainment) and from 2009 onwards Saguenay Marquis. The players were sold but not the name "Summum Chiefs", which was retained by Genex. Instead the team adopted the name "Marquis".

2012–present: Jonquière MarquisEdit

Since 2012, the team is playing in Jonquière, a borough (arrondissement) of the city of Saguenay, Quebec and is known as the Jonquière Marquis.

Notable Players alumniEdit

(As Saint-Jean Summum Chiefs)

ReferencesEdit

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