The Quebec Castors or Quebec Beavers were two professional ice hockey teams based in Quebec City, Quebec from 1926 until 1928 and then from 1932 to 1935. They were both members of the Canadian–American Hockey League (CAHL).

Quebec Castors
CityQuebec City, Quebec
LeagueCanadian–American Hockey League
ColorsBlue, White
Franchise history
First Franchise
1926–1928Quebec Castors
1928–1929Newark Bulldogs
Second Franchise
1932–1935Quebec Castors
1935–1951Springfield Indians
1951–1954Syracuse Warriors
1954–1967Springfield Indians
1967–1974Springfield Kings
1974–1994Springfield Indians
1994–2005Worcester IceCats
2005–2013Peoria Rivermen
2013–2021Utica Comets
2021–presentAbbotsford Canucks



The first team began play in 1926 and were led by player/coach Louis Berlinquette. Newsy Lalonde took over for the team's second season but, despite possessing a decent record, the team was put up for sale midway through the year. When they were sold, the new owners made it clear that their intention was to move the team to New Jersey for the next year and they followed through on those plans.[1]

Four years afterwards, the name was resurrected by Lucien Garneau, who founded the second Castors franchise. The team was less successful than the first but their main obstacle was navigating the uncertain economic waters during the great depression. After three years, Garneau moved the team South and the franchise was renamed the 'Springfield Indians'.[2]


  1. ^ "A LOOK BACK AT JERSEY'S EARLY HOCKEY HISTORY". New Jersey Devils. Retrieved March 13, 2024.
  2. ^ "Canadian-American Hockey League (1926-1936)". Hockey League History. Retrieved April 2, 2018.